Mural Depicts Blue Angel Flying Over Downtown Las Vegas | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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For over six decades, she watched over downtown Las Vegas. Now, the Blue Angel is ascending to heights higher than ever.

The 16-foot tall figure who once stood perched on the Blue Angel Motel was taken down in 2017 for renovations.

Now Las Vegas artist James Stanford is commemorating her with “A Phalanx of Angels Ascending,” a 2,000-square-foot mural that portrays her in fantastical poses.

The Blue Angel was last on display at “Blue Angel: Between Heaven and Earth,” an exhibit at the Neon Museum’s warehouse space at Ne10 Studio on West Bonanza Road. Currently, she is undergoing restoration.

She was created by Betty Willis, the artist who created the famed “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

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