We are the original Las Vegas. Historic. Beautiful. Diverse. Authentic.  We are New Mexico True.

LasVegas_NM_Final_Logo_C_W_line_TM-transparentWe 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.  We are now showing the work of long-time Pendaries resident June Bowers.  Her photography of northeastern New Mexico includes vistas and landscapes, some of our loveliest homes, and many landmarks you will recognize.  The Bowers show, New Mexico Places, is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Our next special event will be a concert by the world-class master violinist Jack Glatzer, on April 5 at Kennedy Gallery Hall. Click here for tickets. Just to give you a hint, Jack has played…

  • Queen’s 2002 Jubilee Concert, London
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre
  • Centre Colon in Madrid
  • Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
  • South Bank, London and


Following the Glazer Concert, the Third Castañeda Concert is scheduled for May 7 at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the NMHU campus.  Artistic director Ronald Maltais has designed another delightful concert that will include the premier performance of an original composition by featuring local favorite, percussionist Ralph Marquez.

The second in the Castañeda Concert Series was Flamenco at the Plaza Hotel on Saturday, February 18, 2017. It was an extraordinary event, and we want to share a few memories. Click on the link for the details.

To view other archived past exhibits, and delight in the talent and gifts nestled, nurtured, and treasured in our small town, click here.


The 2016 Historic Las Vegas Studio Tour was great fun and we made many new friends among all the art lovers who came to visit.  If you attended, and have “two cents” about it, please click HERE. If necessary, we will actually pay two cents! Get a glimpse of what you missed here.  We aren’t trying to make you feel badly, we want to motivate you to come visit!

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!


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