Las Vegas doesn’t do things the way the rest of the world does them. Take for example the Venetian and the Palazzo’s annual Carnevale events. Carnevale, also known as Mardi Gras, is typically celebrated in Italy and in other cities around the world 40 days before Easter. In Las Vegas, it’s the quintessential start to summer running from now until Sept. 9 with non-stop entertainment, art, music and wine.
The Venetian and the Palazzo’s Carnevale events kicked off yesterday with Mesi di Arte (Art Month) where guests can experience beautiful works of art daily at The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens throughout the month of June. The month-long event will feature 3D chalk artists, glassblowers, potters, living art installations and an interactive Art Walk daily from 1-6 p.m.
Other festivities of Carnevale include a festival parade every night at 8PM, Carnevale Nights (Complimentary admission to Azure from 9pm-12am on Saturdays), Children activities from 10AM-6PM, and nightly Carnevale light shows throughout the night!
If you’ll be in Las Vegas this June and are interested in seeing beautiful pieces of art here is the Mesi di Arte lineup:
Now through June 30 – Guests will enjoy one-of-a-kind pieces as they meander through the Palazzo’s Art Walk. The displays will be placed throughout The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens and in participating stories in The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo. For more information on the pieces and artists make sure you pick up a brochure detailing the route and featured artists.
June 4-10 – Dr. Robert Shield will demonstrate the complex art of glassblowing. Shield has produced spun glass masterpieces for members of the British Royal Family as well as celebrities and even brings his artistic talents to Las Vegas where he teaches classes at the Studio Royal International Academy of Glass Blowing.
June 11-17 – Melanie Stimmel will show off her 3D art talents, creating unbelievable works of art in front of your eyes. Before she found her passion for 3D art, Stimmel worked as lead technical director for “South Park.” Since then she has gone on to spread her love for 3D street painting with the Street Painting Academy, where she teaches children the craft.
June 18-23 – Thom Bumblauskas from Clay Arts Vegas will create gorgeous ceramics through demonstrations on the potter’s wheel. Bumblauskas impressive resume includes working as a scenic designer for film, theater and opera. He also has shown and sold his pieces at art festivals and galleries throughout the United States.
June 24-30 – Perhaps one of the most exciting displays during Mesi di Arte, the living art installations will bring art to life and guests can take their photos with Mona Lisa and other classic masterpieces.
And that’s just what you can expect for the month of June of Carnevale. July is Mese di Musica (Music Month.) August is Mese di Vino y Cucina (Wine and Food Month.) Stay tuned for more details on Carnevale events throughout the summer.