The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada is home to my original paintings Temperate and Red Tail. The pieces, which are 36×36″ acrylic and pumice on canvas, are located in the lobby of the high rollers area. Bellagio is famed for its panache and inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy. One of its most popular features is a large lake between the building and the Strip, which includes the high tech Fountains of Bellagio. Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como, comprised of 2,000 very colorful hand-blown glass flowers, covers a large portion of the lobby ceiling.
The Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio is a giant choreographed musical fountain with shows set to light, color and music. The performances take place in front of the Bellagio hotel and can be seen from many places on the Las Vegas Strip, both from the street and neighboring buildings. The show takes place every half hour in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. This fountain was the largest fountain in the world when it debuted, but was later eclipsed by The Dubai Fountain (2010) and The Fountain at Okada Manila (2017).
Dale Chihuly Bellagio Fiori di Como
Master glassblower Dale Chihuly created the Fiori di Como, a colorful glass sculpture made of more than 2,000 pieces, for the ceiling of Bellagio’s lobby in 1998. Chihuly also has a gallery located in the conservatory. The 368-square-foot store contains around 30 pieces by the artist ranging in price from $2,500-$65,000. The artist overcame a bad car crash in 1976. He lost his left eye and permanently damaged his right ankle and foot. Later that year, he badly dislocated his shoulder and could no longer take on the intense physical task of blowing large pieces of glass. He uses over 20 assistants, who follow his instruction.