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Submissions needed for UMC 'Healing Garden'

LAS VEGAS - Clark County is asking local artists to submit ideas for a new healing garden at University Medical Center.

The healing garden will be built north of the trauma center and children's hospital on the UMC campus.  It will be 4,600 square feet, designed to give patients or family members a peaceful environment to get away from the stress of hospital treatment.

"It gives another option to get away from the reality of what's happening," said Mickey Sprott of Clark County Parks & Rec.  "it's such a traumatic experience to have a loved one in the hospital in the first place and so (a healing garden) gives you this place of comfort." 

Submissions are due to the Clark County's Public Arts Commission by February 22nd. Judges will review designs and statements from artists and advance some layouts to the next round.  A winning design is expected to be chosen by mid-summer.

Artwork for the healing garden can be subitted via email at ccpublicart@clarkcountynv.gov.


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