LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It has been more than 400 days since the Las Vegas Strip shut down, and now the economic engine and driving force of the Vegas area economy is bustling once again.
But March 17, 2020, is a day the city will never forget.
That was the day Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the closure of non-essential businesses throughout the state to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus -- shutting down the Strip for the first time in history.
While so many were reeling, the owner of Carnevale Gallery at Caesars Palace in the Forum Shoppes, Tony Carnevale, saw an opportunity to document the history and create art with photographer John Mastrogiacomo.
13 Action News spoke with Carnevale about that. Watch in the player above.
Daily Debrief: Anchor Tricia Kean goes more in-depth on this story:
To learn more about or purchase the e-book "Las Vegas Shutdown 2020" by Tony Carnevale and John Mastrogiacomo, click here.
Learn more about the Carnevale Gallery at CarnealeGallery.com.