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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.

The ever-popular Las Vegas People’s Faire, is a day-long celebration of arts, crafts, music, and community, scheduled for August 26, from 10-5, at Carnegie Library Park.

This event draws art-lovers and shoppers from all over New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas and you are especially welcome to participate!  Click here for more information.

August also celebrates Las Vegas’ Heritage, “Crossroads of Diversity”

 

 

In collaboration with the Las Vegas Arts Council, the Las Vegas Jewish Community is presenting a month-long exhibit celebrating both their historical and contemporary influences on northern New Mexico. From the descendants of the crypto-Jews through the pioneer merchants and the first synagogue in the territory, up to and including the continuing contributions of today’s socially active residents, the Jewish community has left an enduring imprint.

The exhibit includes Judaica, historical photographs, art, and multiple presentations, and features the art of Diana Bryer and Janet Stein Romero for sale.

The public was invited to the reception (an “oneg”) at 6:15 on Friday, August 4 at the Las Vegas Arts Council’s Gallery 140, at 140 Bridge Street, that will include a presentation by historian and author Marcus Gottschalk. This kicked off the community’s Heritage Week, declared Las Vegas, NM, Crossroads of Diversity.

Additional events as part of this exhibit were Movie Night (documentary videos on the Jewish community of New Mexico) on Tuesday, August 8, at 7:00 pmStories from the Past…from the Heart on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, and a presentation by award-winning author, journalist, photographer, educator and speaker Sharon Neiderman, Jewish Pioneer Journals on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm.

The exhibit will be open through August 30, from 1:00 – 4:00 pmTuesday through Saturday and by appointment, and videos will be played on request. Contact 505-425-1085 for more information.  Click here complete schedule and presenter biographies.

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July was Motorcycle Art Month!  To celebrate the best of the biker culture and the annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally in Las Vegas,  this multi-media exhibit showcased an art installation titled “Under Construction,” photography, painting, metal sculpture, print-making, jewelry and more!  Click HERE for the full sized PDF of the poster.

New Mexico Places, the photography of June Bowers is still available.  You can see the collection here; how many of these beautiful landscapes, and locations do you recognize?   Interested in owning one?  Contact us at 505-425-1085 or lvac@lasvegasartscpouncil.org.

We began the month of June with a series of socially engaged art experiences, Weaving Dialogues, 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!

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