News Release

Henderson Adds Art Exhibition to WinterFest Celebration

City seeking artists to decorate cactus sculptures for holiday event
November 13, 2017
Henderson, Nev.   WinterFest, the City of Henderson’s annual holiday celebration, will look sharp with the addition of an art exhibition. The display, which is of prickly proportions, will feature five large cactus sculptures. The city is currently seeking artists to decorate the botanical statues for the holiday event. 

Artists chosen for this public art display will spend Dec. 9, during WinterFest, decorating the cactus, each standing at 4-feet tall. The design must incorporate this year’s theme, “Dazzling Desert Holidays,” and can be created using any art medium. The completed cactus garden will remain on display until the conclusion of WinterFest. Afterwards, the cacti will move to Valley View, Whitney Ranch, Black Mountain and Silver Springs recreation centers, as well as the Henderson Mulitigenerational Center.

Applications, along with a letter of interest and images of past work, must be submitted to Chuck Ashby by 5 p.m. on Nov. 17. Submissions can also be mailed to the Outdoor Recreation division of the City of Henderson Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department, 105 W. Basic Rd., Henderson, Nevada, 89015. 

Selected artists will receive compensation up to $500 for preparation and painting, including all supplies and travel expenses. Artists will be notified by Nov. 23. 

For questions about the art exhibition, contact Chuck Ashby at 702-267-5707.

WinterFest will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 8 and noon to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The annual event will feature a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carolers, craft and gift fair, toboggan run, make & take crafts, Ferris wheel and carousel. The WinterFest Evening Light Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 9. along Water Street. Admission to the event is free; however, some activities may require paid admission. 

For more about WinterFest, visit or call 702-267-5707. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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