Welcome to the Las Vegas Arts Council web page and blog. (The original Las Vegas in New Mexico that is— not the glittery city in Nevada) A vital component of the cultural life of Las Vegas for many years, the Las Vegas Arts Council, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, has been promoting visual, performing and participatory arts in this community since 1977.
They’re back! After such an exciting show last year, the Fiber Artists of Luna Community College, and the Silver Threads Guild of Northern New Mexico, return with all new fiber art for the month of May!
CURRENT EXHIBIT: WIRE PULP & PAINT
New works by Nancy Camacho & Tressa Jones
April 3- 27 at Gallery 140
Opening Reception Saturday April 13, 1-4 p.m.
For more photos and information about the artists, see story at left <—.
CALL TO ARTISTS
LAS VEGAS FIESTAS 2013
Original two-dimensional artwork sought for this year’s Fiestas poster. Win cash prizes and see your art displayed throughout San Miguel County! For details see the story at left <—.
Add this Amado M. Pena serigraph to your art collection, and support the Las Vegas Arts Council! This is a limited time offer – for complete details click on link at left <<–.
CALL FOR ARTISANS! PEOPLE’S FAIRE 2013
The 35th Annual People’s Faire will be held on August 17th, in Carnegie Park – come rain or shine!
Registration for one craft space is $40, before August 9; registration for food vendors is $50. Register early to ensure a space!
<— Check out the link at the left <— or phone 425-1085 for more information.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 4 pm
Office number: 505-425-1085
The mission of the Las Vegas Arts Council is to promote, encourage, advise, and coordinate the cultural arts of Las Vegas and surrounding communities. A vital component of the cultural life of Las Vegas for many years, the Las Vegas Arts Council, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, has been promoting visual, performing and participatory arts in this community since 1977. LVAC is committed to support not only the arts, but the artists who create the arts. Under our status as a non-profit arts organization, we partner with and promote other area arts organizations, such as the Pendaries Art League, Pecos Arts Guild, El Zocalo Artists Co-operative, Literacy Council, and Nat Gold Players. Children’s theater in July is an annual focus through the auspices of Missoula Children’s Theater. The High School Art Competition, in partnership with New Mexico Highlands University, is a LVAC annual event, as is People’s Faire (a folk art enterprise) in August. Numerous music concerts and the Winter Music Salon series foster the enjoyment of and appreciation for various modes of music modalities and traditions.
Las Vegas is proud of its rich history of diversified culture. The LVAC’s goal is to celebrate this uniqueness and to encourage our young people to carry on this tradition. The accomplishment of this goal in an ongoing and progressive manner can only enhance the quality of life in Las Vegas and surrounding areas in the years ahead. We welcome and need YOUR help, your thoughts, ideas, and comments on how we might better serve our artists, our patrons, and our communities.
For more information contact:
The Las Vegas Arts Council Board
Office: (505) 425-1085
Visit our art gallery at 140 Bridge Street! New Hours: Wed-Sat 1-4 pm, or by appointment.
Please check back frequently to see our ongoing program schedule and news about the arts scene in Las Vegas, New Mexico!
Much thanks to Adam Caldwell for his web site design assistance.