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It has been a shining success. So much so that the Neon Museum is celebrating its fifth anniversary in October.
The Neon Museum has had nearly a half-million visitors and has expanded its tour offerings from daytime tours five days a week to daytime, nighttime and late-night tours seven days a week.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, it’s having these events to celebrate its anniversary:
• 1-4 p.m. – “Family Fiesta” event presented by artist Justin Favela in the Boneyard. “Family Fiesta” incorporates Favela’s real-life family, food, drinks and music in an unconventional outdoor setting. The public is encouraged to participate in the celebration by engaging in games, dances, music, cuisine and piñata time. In “Family Fiesta,” the event is taken out of its traditional context (a cookout in a backyard or a park) to highlight people’s expectations of a fiesta while, at the same time, dismantling notions of location and institutional inclusion.
• 1-7 p.m – Free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard, food trucks, cake, crafts, paper flower creation celebrating the “Day of the Dead.” Flowers will be used to decorate an altar created by artist Favela in memory of prominent sign designer Raul Rodriguez. Rodriguez designed the Flamingo sign that resides in the Boneyard and he earned national recognition for his Rose Parade float designs.
“We’re gratified by the success the Neon Museum has enjoyed since opening in 2012,” said Rob McCoy, president and CEO, Neon Museum. “We’re especially proud of the large number of visitors who have ventured downtown because they were drawn to visit our museum.
“Nearly three-quarters of our guests report coming from hotels on the Strip.”
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