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Take a free ride in a 'Dragon Art' car to tour the city's public art

A disco @lyft van and a dragon @ContainerParkLV. Curious? Me too, so I took a ride for free. 7/07/17 (Heather Mills | KSNV)

Downtown Las Vegas is transforming in a mini Burning Man with an open-top art car providing free tours of the city’s art scene through the month of July.

The 20-foot “dragon mode” car is powered by Lyft and Zappos.

The artist who created the original Burning Man art car “Dragomi” said, “I think we’re probably the first ones to make one for the real world.”

Justin Mitchell helped create “dragon mode” to troll the streets of downtown, showcasing some other Burning Man artists like Mike Ross who created Big Rig Jig.

“It’s all about making the lights dance all around and having a mutant vehicle that drives around downtown Las Vegas,” said Mitchell.

This art car is 7,000 LED lights and 700 watts of power. It picks up at Container Park and the ride is free. All you have to do is download the Lyft app and open it when you’re near Fremont East. You can then schedule a ride. It runs every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. -1 a.m.

“At Lyft we believe it matters how you ride, it matters how you get there. If we can create a world where transportation is more beautiful, you can make a statement about who you are based on what you’re riding," said Kris Cuaresma-Primm with Lyft Las Vegas.

Kris says Las Vegas has a strong art scene and this art car makes it a fun way to see it all.

“It’s America’s coolest urban mural walk, but now you don’t have to walk around in 110-degree weather, you can ride around in a 20-foot dragon from Burning Man and experience all the awesomeness down here," he said.

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