recipient: Councilman Bob Coffin and Mayor Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas
I believe an Arts District should be just that ~ reserved for the arts.
The people of Las Vegas have pushed for the Arts District for years and now that it has finally come together, the artists themselves are being driven out by the prospect of money from bars and restaurants. In order to preserve this area the city must step in and support small businesses already existing there.
As a community that supports art and in particular art for our children to enrich their lives we agree what is happening at the moment is unacceptable. If the powers that be care enough about the future quality of life for its residents they must step in and support art over greed. Please do not let the arts district become another bar district.