Free parking Las Vegas and Free Public Art Garden @ The Historic Commercial Center Arts & Music District
953 E Sahara, LV
Since 1963 Commercial Center The First Open air mall built in Las Vegas has been a mecca for entrepreneurs, art & culture. We have a rich history of serving the Las Vegas community with a wide variety of business and personal services. In 2006 The Commercial Center Family of Businesses started a neighborhood beautification project "It's a small world" bringing Art to the Community under the Direction of Paula Sadler President and Founder of FreeParkAndArt, "Healing Through Art", and "Its a small world Mural Project. www.commercialcenterdistrict.com, The Commercial Center Business Association, and Historic Society to preserve our Historic Neighborhood. With a Re-branding from "Commercial Center" to "The Historic Commercial Center District", to include the Cultural Diversity of The Neighborhood family of businesses.
At The Time Howard Freeman answered the Call of Duty. To bring much needed relief and new life to the Baron Walls and structures of the neighborhood. At The time The Commercial Center was experiencing challenges with Graffiti. Paula Sadler suggested to the Neighbors that Art be installed wherever there was Graffiti. It was a big success none of the Artwork was tagged with new Graffiti.
Paula was first inspired by The Seagulls in 2004 that came to Commercial Center during their Altitudinal Migration, making Commerical Center their winter home, and still to this day make their way back 30-40 each year. She noticed them every year and had photographed their flock. She hopes that they can be taggged to see where they are from. Maybe they came from California or Salt lake maybe they are from "Over the Rainbow".
She applied her Experience with Native American Animal Totems, Numerology and Feng Shui to the needs of Commercial Center. While on a trip to San Jose she noticed the beautiful outdoor murals in the streets, medians and on utility boxes and was inspired to bring this concept to Commercial Center & Las Vegas.
After doing a numerology reading on the address 953, she found out it was an Eight (8) which is the number of the Artist and of Creativity. She saw the need to do these special treatments and her plan was to heal the neighborhood with images of nature.
Seagull medicine teaches nonverbal communication, art is one way to do this, and ecological cleanup as these are shore cleaning birds. She had an experience in Monterey Bay Pajero Dunes November 4th, 2001, when she found an injured seagull on the shore during the morning fog after a meditation as it took its last breath and died in her arms, The Seagull became near and dear to her, and it became a totem for her.
She noticed them in 2004 when she first opened her salon, they would come in the Winter and Leave in the Spring. She thought how Odd, Where did they come from and where were they going? She took it as a sign to take action. She used her intuition and spiritual Reiki practice to begin healing the neighborhood. Roadways symbolize water and buildings symbolize mountains in feng shui, she did a reading and saw it was off balance and did a few treatments and placed the symbol of a tiger at the Entrance for protection and nature images throughout as she believes in the healing power of nature.
As a tribute to the Totem that inspired it all she commissioned Artist Howard Freeman to Paint Seagulls at the entrance and create a beautiful Dolphin and Ocean Scene Near Building A on the Compactor Wall. A dedication to the healing power of the ocean and balance the Feng Shui. She dedicated this to Vallee Swan a mentor, Client and friend whom without support in Sadlers younger years in business would not have made it through and she would have not been able to bring this vision to life. Vallee passed away in 2014 after a yearlong battle with Colon Cancer
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Unfortunately, Howards Dolphin Mural our First Large scale outdoor Mural in the Neighborhood was painted over by Recycled Propaganda under the Direction on Lindsey Olsen Owner of the A Building, during the Mural Mecca Fest hosted at the New Orleans and Mcmenemy Investment Serivces Square, what replaced it is a Desolate Desert Scene. We hope to have Howard back in the Future and Install Our Beloved Dolphin and Murals in the Future. They did place a dedication on the
Art to Vallee, we are Grateful for this. Underneath this Dry Desert Scene is an Ocean Full of Life, and is it secret and hidden now, but the energy of Howards Passion, and Love of Vallee, and the Healing Waters will always run deep.
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Join us for our free Public Art Garden "healing The Neighborhood Through Art" featuring the talents of local artists utilizing giant canvasses of Sidewalks, Parking Spaces, and Utility Boxes. Our First Installation came in 2006 with Artist Howard Freeman of www.freemanartist.com Wallustrations doing a series of nature murals on our utility boxes and Wall in the West Lott, Dolphins at Sunset. We started this project in an effort to discourage graffiti, build neighborhood pride, and to save the local small businesses from eminent domain and Large corporate takeover.
New Installations scheduled for 10/21/2023 11am-7pm
First Sidewalk Murals Installed Fall 2017! Thank You to all participating Artists who contributed on November 11, 2017, at 11am!
Artwalk open since 2006 when Howard Freeman began first Art in Commercial Center, followed be Fall 2017, sidewalk Mural Additions and later Large-Scale Murals at New Orleans Square arrived in 2019.
Enjoy our Walk of Art open 24 hours a day to take you through a mystical and magical journey of sacred geometry, Angels, Nature, healing words and Symbols, Las Vegas History, and Modern Art. Supporting Art and healing in the Community.
We have an expansive 28 acre plaza with over 100 shops and restaurants. With free public parking near the strip, over 1000 available open spaces. Walking distance to Las Vegas Convention Center, The Las Vegas Monorail, Uber and Lyft Pickup, and convenient access to CAT bus line East and West bound on Sahara Ave, Line 589.
Our Purpose is to heal the community through art, and give a space for artists, children and locals to express themselves in a safe and encouraging environment.
Our Mission is to Create and maintain a Free Safe Public Art Garden and Heal and preserve our historic neighborhood and to serve as a model of healing through art.
Our Vision-We See Commercial Center Art Garden as a sanctuary of healing of the individual and the community through the expression of color, symbols, words, images, and the energy of creativity and love from the body, mind and spirit of the artists involved and those who support and come to view our garden of Hope! We see Art as an expressive healing vehicle that is an integral component of a balanced and healthy society which encourages individualism and expressionism through the arts. We see ourselves joining the larger art collective in the world by promoting and maintaining this free public space.
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We offer the Best exotic dining, unique shopping, arts & fun entertainment off the strip. Free Parking 24 hours a day near the Strip, off the strip Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, 89104. Only One Mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Minutes Walk from Las Vegas Convention center. One of the Best Free Things to do In Las Vegas, Enjoy our Free Public Art Exhibit, Free Art Gallery Walk, Parking Space Art, Sidewalk Art, & 3-D Murals, Best Free Daily Parking Las Vegas at 953 E Sahara Ave, The Commercial Center arts District supporting and joining the efforts of the Downtown Arts District, First Fridays, Zap Art Project, Las Vegas Arts District, 18B Arts District, and Art & Culture in Las Vegas, Clark County Nevada