Origins: The Gateway Gallery

The Gateway Arts Foundation has its origin as a public arts collection consisting of many residential apartment buildings and one motel in the area known as the Gateway To The Cultural Corridor.

Through on-going efforts Gateway transformed previously tagged buildings into “canvases” for murals. All murals were created by local artists and every artist received compensated for each work of art.

This project, “one of a kind” for the city of Las Vegas, represented a true cooperation between property owners, the city of Las Vegas, and Las Vegas artists. This continuing art collection began as a solution to the problem of tagging in this area and its positive results are evident in the form of neighborhood beautification and pride.

For his time, energy, and financial commitment, Wells Fargo and Channel 13 honored Gerald Duskin with the Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Jefferson Award for Outstanding Neighborhood Volunteer.

The second phase of this project, “Alley Art”, saw selected students from The Stupak Center working with young local artists to paint the rear of many buildings in the alley behind Fairfield Street.

These students loved the opportunity to create artwork in their neighborhood and proudly show their friends their contributions. Once again, committing time and volunteerism to a true vision has given young people a way to use their talents and paint in a positive way.

The Foundation Today

A natural transition from the visual arts program is our dedication to the wonderful talents of the aspiring and professional performing artists in fabulous Las Vegas.

To this end Gateway provides “Hattie’s House” free of charge to music and theater teachers to be used for their students to perform and for recitals. Hattie’s House is a living tribute to Camille’s late mother.

Regularly scheduled monthly events feature a variety of performances by Las Vegas artists. Ticket sales for these events compensate the performers and benefit the Gateway Scholarship fund for young Las Vegas artists.

The Foundation seeks to continually make a huge impact on the cultural community of Las Vegas. We invite you to join the Gateway Arts Foundation by attending one of our great events, contributing to the scholarship program, or remembering Gateway with your thoughtful donation.

On October 27th, 2011, Bank of America awarded $5,000 to the Gateway Arts Foundation’s scholarship fund.

Gateway Arts Foundation Board Members

Camille Duskin, President
Retired CEO
Woodley Clubhouse, Inc.
Gerald Duskin, Secretary
Retired Owner/Operator
My Construction, Inc.
Isaias Hiram Urrabazo
Singer, Artist, and Costume Designer for the past 20 years.
Melvin Henkin, Treasurer
Director, Jude 22 – Senior Nutrition Center, Las Vegas
Retired Tax Professional