Community Events Calendar

Where there’s always something to do!

Thank you local artists and art lovers for being
We appreciate all the ways you support us.
These donors were most generous, and directed their support to Las Vegas Arts Council. 

  1. Mary Search
  2. Bart Ellison and Susan Ammerman
  3. Donna and Bob Rivas


There are many other donors that support the organizations we serve as fiscal sponsors and donate to LVAC as well.   

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“Inspired by Nature” at Gallery 140

Mary Crow Clevenger, Carol Macomber, Kathryn Lenihan, and Peter Wait

Exhibit Opens Tuesday, 6/5 at 1 PM
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4 pm through 6/26

Click here for details



Calling Artists and Original Crafters
40th Annual People’s Faire

Registration is open, click here
A Day-long Celebration of Arts and Crafts
Carnegie Library Park
10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, August 25
Booth spaces assigned as they are requested and paid.

Theater Design Exhibition by designer Carmen Schein,
Albuquerque resident, previously with the London Theater
Kennedy Gallery,  905 University Avenue
Monday through Friday from 8-5
Closing reception Friday, July 20 from 4-7 PM.

Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation
June through August – Martinez Family Display
116 Bridge St Monday through Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

NEXT at 2Ten Galeria
Kumaoni – People of the Indian Himalayas
Photography by Stuart Gelzer


Looking for a house with an amazing artist’s studio to rent?

519 Perez is ready to rent and is very very cool.   $650 plus utilities.    The usual deposit etc and could be pet friendly….
Call Gilbert at 505-718-8245.  From the landlord and owner artist Susan West, “I so want people who are creative and will love it.”



“The GOOD LIFE”  at Gallery 140
Motorcycles and MORE!
featuring K. Dawne Holmes  “Airbrush artists can claim that we have painted practically everything on earth! Mine include in addition to planes, bikes and cars, furniture, fabrics, commercial illustration, sandblasted/airbrushed glass, billboards, leather, backdrops, large factices, photo restoration, signs, other medium (i.e. pen and pencil) and telescopes!”  This local artist has shown at The Guggenheim!


 15th Annual Pendaries Art Show – July 6, 7, and 8
Pendaries Community Center
Click here for full-sized poster
Click here for brochure


Auditions – July 16
Performance – Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Ilfeld Auditorium

Summer Art Camp for Middle School and High School Students
at Kennedy Gallery, beginning 7/23/18.
Free, supplies and snacks are provided.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Students’ artwork will be hung and a small reception will be held Saturday, 7/28  from 1-3 PM.
More details and registration here.

Folk Art Mercado at Gallery 140 for exhibit and sale,
dedicated to honoring the heritage, culture, faith and traditions of Northern New Mexico by Los Artesanos Hispanos de Las Vegas Grandes

The exhibit will be dedicated to the memory of artist Joan Crespin.

Preview Show and Sale – Friday, 8/3 from 1-7 pm

Blessing of the Waters – Saturday, August 4, at 9 am
Processions start from Our Lady of Sorrows and Immaculate Conception Church
meeting at the Bridge over Rio Gallinas for the blessing, followed by an
Aztec Blessing of the Waters.  Feel free to join in and pray, bless, wish, hope for, and send good energy.  May gentle rains nourish our land.

Artists Reception
– Saturday, 8/4, August 11:30
Folk Art Mercado continues through August

Places with a Past Historic Homes Tour
Self-guided tours 505-425-8803
9 AM – 4 PM Saturday, August 4


Annual Mill Dance and Pot Luck Picnic
at the historic Cleveland Roller Mill Museum

Highway 518 – mile marker 31 in Cleveland, NM
Ticket(s): $20 per person at door
4:00 – 10 PM Saturday, August 11th    Click for details

40th Annual People’s Faire

A Day-long Celebration of Arts and Crafts
Click HERE for poster – Please share
Carnegie Library Park
10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, August 25


Las Vegas Concert
Ilfeld Auditorium featuring Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center musicians.
3 pm, Sunday, 8/26/18

Keep scrolling past the Ongoing Events for September, October and beyond!
Email us to reserve the date for your event…



Shop Local LVFIBA gift cards for sale
Available at Semilla and at Paper Trail
The perfect gift for eveyone
Available in $10.00 and $20.00 values
Use at any LVF IBA business
Read more here!

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Leyendo with Lisa

Bi-Lingual Story Time
at Tome on the Range Bookstore
247 Plaza Street
1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month
Kids of all ages are welcome
11:00 am

Sweetie Pie Initiative Animal Rescue  NEWS!!!
215 dogs received low cost spay/neuter services this year!
Now providing information, sign-ups at PLAZA DRUGS
178 Bridge St (Thank you Eloy Aragon!)
Saturdays 9 am – 12 noon
Help prevent unwanted litters and spread the word.
$60 covers transport, surgery, shots, & microchipping!
No income verification required.

CINEFLIX at Ilfeld Auditorium
NMHU Campus
Free movies for the community!
Click here for schedule

Astronomy! astrooctober2016FREE Open Observatory
Days AND Nights!
Free Solar Observation Hours

1-4 pm Fridays, when the sky is clear
Free Night Sky Observation Hours
8 pm until late, Friday nights, when the sky is clear
Check out this video!

TriCountyTri-county Farmers Market
Saturdays at Plaza Drug Store
Double Up Food Bucks program continues
EBT machine for SNAP cards or debit
9am- noon, or sellout

OneRoof - CopyArtists, Musicians, Small Business Owners
Be a featured interview on the One Roof Publishing website
Click HERE for more information

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 at the Old Mission Church
For youth on the corner of Socorro and Chavez
Great programs incl tutoring, dances, theater, choir,  just hang out…
Click HERE for their Calendar of Activities.
For more info, contact Pat Leahan, 505-652-8190

Meadow City Gaming is on Facebook
Click here

LasOpera House Cropped Vegas Opera Guild
A member of The Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera. Inc.
Educational, social programs to encourage appreciation of opera
Now on Facebook, click HERE
visit their web page HERE.
For membership information, contact Alan Wicks.

MissoulaKids - CopyMissoula Alumni & Friends
Post pictures and memories on our FB page
Missoula Boosters
Missoula Facebook Page

CCPLogoClearly Confused Productions
Theatre for middle school, high school, and college students
Old Town Mission Church
Contact Cyn Riley 505-426-6889

Help us honor Hubble’s memory!
License your dog(s), it’s the law!

kid-parkDID YOU KNOW???   EVERY KID in a PARK!!!
Fourth graders AND their families get a free pass to all national parks!
Click on the link to get your year-long pass!
Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Pecos, Ft. Union, Carlsbad and more.

15 State Museums and Historic Sites – FREE
Available at NM public libraries for checkout
Borrow the pass for up to one week
Available at Carnegie Public Library

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Join the Las Vegas Arts Council.
Your membership makes a difference





Gallery 140 will feature artists Johanna Keenan, Nancy Leippe, and Charlotte Plantz

Nat Gold Players is planning something WONDERFUL for September 8 and 9.  Check back often for details!  

Castaneda Under The Stars
Tours, Memorabilia, and Teddy!
September 22, 23

20th Annual Pecos Studio Tour!
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30
10 AM – 5 PM

Gallinas Riverfest
Saturday, September 29





NMHU Homecoming Week October  12-20
Celebrating 125 Years “Highlands Strong”








Phillip Trujillo:
Star Wars paintings, drawings, and sketches from Disney, Lucasfilm, and Topps licensed artist.
This one-man show and sale highlights the work of a 1994 Robertson High School graduate and successful professional artist at Las Vegas Arts Council’s Gallery 140.


Meadow City Academy of Music Presents…
LONE PIÑON at the Plaza Hotel
Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity and integrity of their region’s cultural roots.
7:30 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018……

Art Walk Event for 2018  

has been postponed until further notice.
We are dreaming of an art walk/pub crawl
one or two day event.
If you are interested in brainstorming,
planning, steering, or volunteering, email us.

Event Planners!  This is FOR YOU!
Send us any arts-related, cultural, non-profit and community events.
We will place them on our calendar as we receive them.  Don’t wait for the details.  SAVE THE DATES!

Click HERE for the 2019 Events Listings