Clark County Park & Recreation invites all Frank, Dean and Sammy tribute artists to celebrate the "Spin Baby" sculpture dedication. While we are not really trying to break any records, we are making history as we dedicate the sculpture in recognition of "old Vegas" and celebration of the current moment. The dedication for the art piece will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the sculpture, located on the corner at the intersection of Dean Martin, Sammi Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra drives.
"While this monumental sculpture, 'Spin Baby,' celebrates the current moment, it wholly embraces the mid-century flavor of old Vegas, too," said Artist Wayne Littlejohn. "I wanted to celebrate the amazing entertainers of Las Vegas, past and present, with a focus on the significance of the human voice."
"The County reunited the Rat Pack when Sammy Davis Drive, formerly Industrial Road, was dedicated four years ago, connecting it to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin drives," said County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who represents this area. "This corner is an important one, seeing about 20,000 vehicles pass by it daily, and that will continue to grow with tourism and the opening of Allegiant Stadium and properties such as Resorts World. The crossroads of the Rat Pack is deserving of its own public art, further growing a collection of locally created, world-class art in Las Vegas."
Our goal is to dedicate this work, with those it represents. We seek to bring Las Vegas entertainers together that continue to make the Las Vegas legacy relevant and modern. In order to be able to promote the event Clark County is asking interested impersonators to contact us about the event. Call the main office number at (702) 455-8200 or email us at CCParks@clarkcountynv.gov.
Those wanting more information about the exhibit or any future exhibits can call the Clark County Public Art at (702) 455-8200 or visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Public Art can also be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting @CCPUBLICARTS.