We are the original Las Vegas. Historic. Beautiful. Diverse. Authentic. We are New Mexico True.
We are a local Arts Council dedicated to serving you. Art lovers, curious art explorers, visual artists, performance artists, you are welcome here!
The Las Vegas Arts Council’s Gallery 140 at 140 Bridge Street has a different exhibit nearly every month or two to introduce you to the art and artists of our community.
For the next two weeks in June, we are showing New Mexico Places, the photography of June Bowers. How many of the beautiful vistas, landscapes, and locations do you recognize? You can see the collection here, or see them in all their displayed glory at 140 Bridge Street, Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
We began the month with a series of socially engaged art experiences, Weaving Dialogues, in the gallery, and the public participated in creating the connections and the conversations. Curious? Click here for details.
In May, we enjoyed “All Skateboarding,” a collaboration of artists celebrating the community and culture of skateboarding, and raising funds and enthusiasm for a new, state-0f-the-art skate park serving the youth of Las Vegas.
Curated by recent NMHU graduate Brian Marquez, there were pieces for display and many for sale. Paintings and collages on skateboards by Marquez, Pablo Pekoc, Magali Rutschman, Amber MacLean, and others, photographs of skateboarders in action, a selection of boards hand-crafted by woodwork artist Paul Bonchi, framed paintings, a cast iron and bronze loooooong board sculpture by Ben Remmers, a Meredith Britt collage, and more filled the gallery with energy, talent, and skill!
The Third Castañeda Concert, Sounds of Spring was May 7 at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the NMHU campus. Artistic director Ronald Maltais designed another delightful concert that will include the premier performance of an original composition by featuring local favorite, percussionist Ralph Marquez.
To view other archived past exhibits, and delight in the talent and gifts nestled, nurtured, and treasured in our small town, click here.
Come celebrate the arts with us in the original Las Vegas, NM.
What else is there to do in Las Vegas?
Our list of upcoming arts and cultural events can be found HERE, and we include lots of interesting ongoing exhibits as well.
Start HERE to visit our city’s site brimming with things to do and reasons to visit!