Las Vegas: New Downtown Grand tower to feature expansive, interactive art program CDC Gaming Reports · September 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm Las Vegas’s Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has secured its first two artists to bring their talents to the art program featured throughout the new Gallery Tower and existing areas of the property. Multimedia artist Camila Magrane and muralist Josef Kristofoletti will contribute to the multiple pieces that will adorn the new hotel tower, including an interactive augmented-reality in-room experience. The centerpiece of the Gallery Tower’s art program will be an extension of Magrane’s “Virtual Mutations” series that will utilize augmented reality to create an interactive experience exclusive to certain rooms. Using a custom app created by Magrane exclusively for the Downtown Grand titled “Transmigrations,” guests can view and interact with the augmented-reality features of the artwork just outside their hotel-room windows. “Transmigrations” is curated and produced by We All Scream and BUILDING 180. Austin-based muralist Josef Kristofoletti will lend his talents to a large and colorful mural on the exterior of a Stewart Avenue-facing mechanical building adjacent to the Gallery Tower’s porte cochere. Kristofoletti is a recent artist-in-residence at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, whose murals are often inspired by and meant to address ideas about nature, technology, space and architecture. In 2018, Kristofoletti debuted a commissioned mural, “Tau Ceti,” which looms as Austin’s tallest public artwork. Additional artists and collaborators for Downtown Grand’s forthcoming art program art will be announced in time. Pairing contemporary architecture with modern design and art from several media, the Gallery Tower will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden in downtown Las Vegas and attract visitors with a new entrance to the hotel’s casino floor. Seven guest floors with 495 rooms provide a boutique-hotel experience for the modern traveler, including 67 studio units, 20 one-bedroom suites and three 1,500-square-feet Presidential Suites. To accommodate the additional room inventory, Downtown Grand has expanded its current fitness center to more than 1,500-square-feet of workout space. Downtown Grand is accepting room reservations for Gallery Tower stays starting today, September 22.