Fashion Show Las Vegas Showcases the Beauty Of Nevada with All-New Nature-Inspired Staircase Mural Installation


Iconic shopping destination ups the ante of its one-of-a-kind art programming with an all-new 3D mural paying tribute to Nevada’s desert landscape


In partnership with local artist Michael Dodson and curator Patrick Duffy, Fashion Show Las Vegas – the area’s premier shopping, dining and experience venue – has debuted a larger than life three-dimensional mural on the northern Plaza staircase. The nature-inspired painted installation titled, ‘Be Kind to Bugs’ pays tribute to Nevada’s desert landscape.


Located on the northern strip-side Plaza staircase near Neiman Marcus, the mural resembles the natural beauty of Nevada and boasts a vibrant desert landscape. The multi-dimensional mural showcases pulsating hues that shift gradually from one to another and feature desert tones of red, orange and yellow in honor of Red Rock Canyon. In addition, the delicate and rugged scenery is complemented by an array of cacti and flowers, plus a colorful arrangement of butterflies that dance through the air.

“There is nothing more exciting than seeing an idea come to life, especially here in Las Vegas,” explains Duffy, CEO of the Nevada School of the Arts. “Now in our second staircase installment on The Plaza, we have been able to create not one, but two really unique concepts at Fashion Show that add a little color to Las Vegas, and after months of curation, I am beyond thrilled with the art installation Michael has created. It’s certainly a must-see art piece in the Las Vegas community.”

This one-of-a-kind artistic experience features over 50 unique colors, painted entirely by freehand, and took the artist 15 days to complete. Showcasing various gradients of the desert landscape, ‘Be Kind to Bugs’ joins Fashion Show’s ever evolving colorful art program on The Plaza. Guests are encouraged to take images at the newest hand-painted art installation at Fashion Show and share their experience on social media by tagging @fashionshowlv and use the hashtag #thefutureiscolorful and #fashionshowlv.

“It is an honor to partner with Fashion Show Las Vegas for this one-of-a-kind art installation,” stated Dodson. “As Las Vegas is my hometown, I take pride in showcasing the beauty that is Nevada and I’m excited to debut ‘Be Kind to Bugs’ in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.”

A Las Vegas native, Michael Dodson holds a Bachelor of Science, with an emphasis in studio art from Skidmore College in New York. His studies led him to Christie’s Education in New York City, where he earned his master’s degree in contemporary and modern art history, as well as the history of the art market. Before returning to his hometown in 2015, Dodson worked with art galleries, auction houses, web-based art galleries and print studios in New York City. Looking to share his passion for art and education, he served as the Artist-in-Residence at Opportunity Village’s New Opportunities for Visionary Arts (NOVA) initiative and at The Rogers Foundation, where he taught art classes to at-risk youth through the Foundation CORE Academy. Several of Dodson’s works, emanating from large-scale commissions, are currently on view throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

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About Fashion Show Las Vegas
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. For more information, visit

About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties, the retail arm of Brookfield Property Partners, ranks among the largest retail real estate companies in the United States. Our extensive portfolio of mall properties spans the nation, encompassing 163 locations across 42 states and representing over 146 million square feet of retail space. We’re focused exclusively on managing, leasing and redeveloping high-quality retail properties. Brookfield Properties is headquartered in Chicago and owned by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management.

Live Like a Ewing with Lavish Tour Package at Southfork Ranch




For the first time, Southfork Ranch invites visitors to experience the iconic residence made famous on the “Dallas” TV series in a distinctly luxurious way with its “Live Like a Ewing” package. Extremely popular around the world during its 1978 – 1991 run, “Dallas” recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its original airdate at Southfork Ranch. The event included a fan party and cast meet-and greet with iconic “Dallas” cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs). An estimated 1,200 fans, hailing from around the country and as far away as the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Israel, attended to the event.

Priced beginning at $275 per person, the Live Like a Ewing package may be reserved for 1 – 6 people and includes:  

  • Trail ride on the 357-acre mansion grounds
  • Champagne and hors d’oeuvres
  • Private tour of the mansion
  • J.R.’s Steak Dinner featuring Prime Aged Texas beef and all the accompaniments, along with wine pairings, in the mansion dining room
  • Upgrades include a private helicopter ride or limousine transport from Dallas directly to the ranch. Guests who opt for the helicopter upgrade will see the same sweeping aerial vantage point made famous in the series’ opening credits as they approach Southfork Ranch’s 357-acre expanse.

“We created this experience to give ‘Dallas’ fans—or any fan of American pop culture and Texas hospitality—an unforgettable excursion to the ranch,” explained Janna Timm, acting general manager, Southfork Ranch. “They’ll really be able to put themselves in J.R.’s boots from the moment they board the private helicopter in Dallas, until the very last bite of steak and sip of wine served to them in the mansion’s dining room.”

For more information about the Live Like a Ewing package, click here, email or call (972) 442-7800.

Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center provided the iconic backdrop for the long-running “Dallas” TV series that aired on CBS and TNT in 95 countries around the world. The legendary North Texas ranch encompasses 357 acres of groomed ranchland and is home to the famous Ewing Mansion, Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center, Miss Ellie’s Deli, peacefully grazing Texas longhorns and American Paint horses. Today, Southfork continues to attract visitors from around the world for spectacular special events, horseback riding and property tours.

Saks Fifth Avenue & Patrick Duffy host event benefitting The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada

Please join luxury American specialty store Saks Fifth Avenue and actor Patrick Duffy for a very special evening with Eric Jennings (Vice President and Fashion Director for Saks Fifth Avenue) benefitting The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.  Please note this event is open to the public, so it is not necessary to RSVP as the below invitation suggests.

Patrick Duffy hosting this event is NOT the actor from “Dallas” – rather, he is the prominent local philanthropist who was also in Vegas Magazine’s Vegas Dozen.

This fabulous presentation of men’s fall fashions and trends will be complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 10% of the event’s sales to The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, up to $10,000.  See below for more information:

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 – 8 p.m

WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue in Fashion Show Mall (event will take place at The Men’s Store on Level Two

MORE: Shoppers will receive a 15 percent off coupon