Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where We Will Meet
We will meet under the Neon Vegas Vic Sign
Where The Walk Will End
We will finish at the Downtown Container Park and the Mantis
About This Walk
Set your lenses and ready your senses, as the kaleidoscope of colors, lights, and vivacity of Las Vegas’ Fremont Street beckons photographers to capture its vibrant spirit. This pulsating heart of downtown Las Vegas is where history, pop culture, and urban wonders converge, making it a haven for street, architecture, and abstract photography enthusiasts.
Starting Point: Vegas Vic Neon Sign
We will begin our photo walk underneath the iconic Vegas Vic neon sign (25 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 – near the Golden Gate and Binion Casinos). Standing tall outside the Pioneer Club, this cowboy figure has been the visual ambassador of Las Vegas since the mid-1950s. With his outstretched arm and classic attire, Vic is a throwback to an era of neon grandeur that once dominated the city.
The Fremont Street Experience
As you move from Vegas Vic, you’ll be thrust into the sensory overload of the Fremont Street Experience. Look upwards to marvel at the massive LED overhead screen displaying mesmerizing visuals. A plethora of street performers, ranging from the quirky to the risqué, add layers of candid emotion and eccentricity to your photographs. Remember, if they pose, they might expect some cash! Live concerts create an electric atmosphere, and a different type of photography genre. And of course, people-watching here is unparalleled, as visitors from all over the world come to soak in the experience. Nighttime is when Fremont truly shines, with glows and shadows creating a cinematic tableau.
In Search of Vegas Vickie
Vegas Vic isn’t alone. Make your way to the Circa Casino to find Vegas Vickie, Vic’s “girl”. This neon diva, with her sultry pose, is a visual treat, especially if you can find a vantage point that captures her reflection off glossy walls, adding depth and intrigue to your shot.
Fremont Street East
Next we will move eastward from the bustling heart of the Fremont Street Experience, a different vibe awaits. Here, eclectic bars and restaurants intersperse with retro neon signs. Look out for the playful martini glass sign, with its olive twinkling as if ready for a toast. The juxtaposition of modern establishments with these vintage signs offers a rich tapestry of old-meets-new imagery. Be on the lookout for some cool street artwork, both out in the open and in some hidden spots!
Final Stop: Downtown Container Park
Concluding our journey, the Downtown Container Park awaits around four blocks from the Fremont Street Experience. Your arrival is heralded by the 40-foot tall Mantis, which not only captures attention with its sheer size but also enthralls with fireballs that dance six stories high, choreographed perfectly to beats of music. This is a shot you won’t want to miss! The Container Park itself, with its unique architecture and trendy establishments, provides ample opportunities to explore the blend of commerce, art, and community in this unique urban setting.
So, ready your cameras and embark on this Fremont Street photo walk, capturing the soul of Las Vegas from the neon-lit past to its vibrant present.Join Walk