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City of Las Vegas Jackpot Art Cache LbNA #67802

Plant date:Nov 6, 2014
Planted by:clvarts Contact
Found by: Not yet found!
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Nov 6, 2014

You’ve discovered part of two worldwide games, one dedicated to GPS (Global Positioning System) users, called Geocaching (or in this case, ARTCACHING) and the other Letterboxing. Geocaching involves a GPS user hiding "a cache" (this container and its contents), and publishing the exact coordinates so other
GPS users can come on a "treasure hunt" to find it. In Letterboxing, users follow a set of clues to locate the box that contains a logbook and a unique rubber
stamp. The user stamps the box’s stamp in the personal logbook they carry, and stamps the box’s logbook with their personal stamp to show that they visited.

This “art” cache is part of a City of Las Vegas project titled First Street Art Trail, which is bringing art enhancements to the renewal of First Street.
This project was organized by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and funded by the City of Las Vegas Public Works Department.

A special thanks to the stamp artists, including Goldwell Museum artists Suzanne Hackett-Morgan, Elizabeth Blau-Ogilvie and Lisa Fields Clark, and the City of Las Vegas Graphic Art and Design Team.

The only rules of this cache are: (Geocaching Only) if you take something from the cache, you must leave something for the cache, and you must write about your visit in the logbook. DO NOT TAKE THE STAMP! Hopefully, the person that hid this container found a good spot that is not easily found by uninterested parties.

BOX # 1 (possibly missing)
As you begin this hunt in the heart of the Arts District, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” From the intersection of FIRST Street and BOULDER Avenue, walk towards 1025 east, an ARTful SQUARE and home of a talented COCKROACH. You have TWO OPTIONS of approach: OPTION 1) If you are able to venture inside, even the building itself will point you to its treasures. With rainbow squares on your left walk towards the riotous colors of various galleries, but before you get too UNHINGED, bring yourself past to The Modern before going North past the Brett Westley Gallery. As you are courted into the light of day, it all becomes clear as you turn right at Sharon Gainsberg's ELEMENTAL sculpture and follow the earth through the gate. We all know that art is a powerful thing, but though the environment may look electrifying, you will remain safe as you continue your search. 9 METERS may seem far, but 6 steps to the east rests your prize!! OPTION 2) Should you choose to pursue a more direct, southern exterior approach, you would skirt past the COCKROACH along the BOULDER-fronted wall with the WAY of ART in view. Coming to a corner, look both ways, but choose not to be RIGHT this time. We all know that art is a powerful thing, but though the environment may look electrifying, you will remain safe as you continue your search. 9 METERS may seem far, but 6 steps to the east rests your prize!!

BOX #2 (missing)
You might be a bit warm after the first hunt, but there's always a way to COOLidge things off. If you meander back up First Street heading north from the ARTful SQUARE, there are plenty of visuals to remind you that you remain in the Arts District. And when you come face-to-face with a one-horned duck or a neonless neon WELCOME sign, you'll want to redirect yourself 180 degrees and look for wildlife of a PURRfectly FELINE nature. Getting aHEAD of the litter, you'll back-track 50 (or so) paces south, but trust us there is no need for NV or a feeling of DISCONNECT as the ELECTRICITY of your excitement builds. Your prize is tucked safely underneath!!

BOX #3 (missing)
After successfully bagging your first two quarry, you are probably getting hungry for more. If it's still morning, you might think of waffles, but though your first clue is GRIDDED, it's most certainly not edible. Rather than running out of GASS, keep a northward eye out for the grey 8x12, though you might want to turn your back to the FA_____Q instead, as your prize will be firmly PLANTED down low!!

BOX #4
As you now reflect on your recent successes, keep a northward heading until you see yourself MIRRORED in the hallowed HALL. What to some might seem like a cLARK, you know you can COUNTy on this name to guide you in the left direction. Keeping a forest of stately steel to your right as you travel west, don't discount the urge to PARK after your long trek. Your MAIN goal of 500 will be a place of SERVICE, where you can ask for what you seek from the informant inside!!