Given the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the arts, Juhl, a 344–residence, loft-style community that spans an entire city block in downtown Las Vegas and known for its flexible floor plans and industrial chic design aesthetic, announces the return and expansion of its Artist in Residence Program.
Established 4 years ago in 2016 to promote and support local artists, this will be the 6th installment of the program that has featured visual artists, writers and architects throughout its four-year run.
Justin Favela, the program’s inaugural Artist in Residence and internationally recognized for his large-scale installations and sculptures that represent American pop culture and the Latinx experience, along with Lance Smith, a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and teacher who serves as the Artist Manager of the Rogers Art Loft, have been selected to serve as Juhl’s dual Artists in Residence this summer.
Favela and Smith will share a live/workspace at Juhl with a ground-level studio space of approximately 1,000 square feet and approximately 1,000 square feet of living space on the second floor. Visible from the street, their studio will serve as a showcase of their work, create visual interest and promote the viability of working artists in the downtown area.
The Artist in Residence program was conceived initially to give local artists an opportunity to live and work rent-free downtown.
This fall, Juhl will also host yet another series of lectures and discussions in partnership with the UNLV School of Architecture.
Planned as virtual zoom meetings, the series will feature national thought leaders from throughout the design and architecture industries with a focus on how to increase the number of women and communities of color in the design and architecture universes. As details are finalized, plans for the series will be announced.