Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort | Arts & Culture
An upscale art event will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.
Who’s On Board, a red carpet event at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Lady Silvia in downtown Las Vegas, will take place Friday, Nov. 16. The event includes a cocktail reception, art show and a silent auction, with the invitation-only part of the event running from 6 to 8 p.m. and doors opening to the public thereafter.
LVSSR officials challenged 50 local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including graffiti artist Ras One, who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.
The artwork will be part of a silent auction benefitting the Mt. Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, National Ski Patrol’s Lids on Kids and avalanche prevention programs and Outside Las Vegas Foundation. The silent auction runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; the gallery will remain open until 11 p.m.
When the resort opened, it had one lift, a warming hut and an A-frame chalet that served as a lodge. The resort is now in the process of implementing a $35 million master development plan (MDP) that will up the number of trails by 20 to 50 total and lifts by six to 10 over the next decade. This season, upgrades include a new quad chairlift, 14 new trails, new locker rooms, a restaurant remodel and an on-mountain grill, among others.
The event is part of Project 50, a series of events that will be happening this season in honor of LVSSR’s 50th anniversary. For more information on events related to Project 50, please visit www.skilasvegas.com.