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Neon Museum's 'Brilliant!' show gets upgrade, new mural unveiled celebrating Vegas history

Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-18 22:10:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Neon Museum is unveiling some artwork that helps bring history back to life.

The show "Brilliant!" uses lights, sounds and vintage signs to create an immersive experience. A new version of the show called "Brilliant! Jackpot" was unveiled Monday night.

LEARN MORE: Artist explains how he brings vintage Vegas signs to life

"It is a new system update for 'Brilliant!' that actually introduces new thematic variations versus just the one show, purely, randomly triggered when you come," explained Craig Winslow, the artist behind the project.

"It is truly a first slot machine in Vegas that's also a time machine."

Most of the signs used have gone dark for decades. Winslow says he used "augmented restoration" to make them shine bright again.

“It actually brings these back to life without harming the historical significance of the objects themselves,” he said.

“I first start out in the archives to figure out what they actually looked like, what color the neon was, how they were animated,” he explained. “Then I digitally trace them in a program like Illustrator, and then I animate them all together into this beautiful show.”

The museum is also unveiling a new mural on the North Gallery’s south wall. You do not need a ticket to check that out.

“Las Vegas Luminaries” was painted by artists Nanda Sharifpour and Ali Fathollahi. It pays tribute to lesser-known people who have impacted Vegas’ cultural history.

"Brilliant!" is a 25-minute show that takes place at night and costs $23 for general admission or $19 for locals. To visit the Neon Boneyard, you will need a separate ticket. For more ticket information visit

The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is located at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

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