Community Events!

GALLERY 140 SALON 2021
online on Zoom, TODAY
April 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Last Salon of this series!
Introducing the “Next Generation”
Brooklyn Aragon,
Sara Jo Matthews,
Reina Fernandez,
Andrea Gottschalk
and YOU!

Salon: (a living room or parlor),
means a conversational gathering.
A venue for thoughtful sociability.
A gathering of people held by an inspiring host.

Join many of the “originals” from the 1991 “What Women Do,” a few daughters, granddaughters, assorted family and friends, and introducing the next generation, What Women Do 2021 as we continue to celebrate International Women’s Month  right into April, with one more online SALON on Zoom.
You are welcome to share, question, or just listen to these world-changers from Las Vegas, NM.  The link is HERE below the poster.
All these women and their stories are HERE.  Click each picture on the linked web page for closeups.

CALL FOR FIBER ARTISTS!


fine fibers
is an exhibit and sale of contemporary fiber arts whose materials consists of natural or synthetic fibers and other components: such as fabric, yarn, thread, found objects, natural materials.

Click here for details.
DEADLINE EXTENDED!


 

LIVE MUSIC!
Streamed directly to YOU!

..LIVE FROM THE BRIDGE Concerts                       

..The Las Vegas Arts Council supported by the Gillingham      ..Musicians Fund is sponsoring five LIVE FROM THE BRIDGE ..concerts to be broadcast live from the Indigo Theater in Las ..Vegas, New Mexico.
  Sixth and FINAL CONCERT of the Season
  on FRIDAY, April 16, at 7:00 PM
CONTRAFACT!  SMOOTH RIDERS!  And a tribute to Richie Cole
 Click here for details

If you have missed any of the concerts, view them HERE.

LIVE FROM THE BRIDGE is made possible by the Gillingham Musician Fund in memory of Mark Gillingham’s parents.


Next EventApril 25, 2021
Explore their website by clicking here.
Questions about the Literary Salon?  lvliterarysalon@gmail.com.
Dream Writing – Sunday, April 25, 4-5 p.m.,
featuring Jan Beurskens
.
How might our dreams help
in our writing and creativity?


APRIL IS FOR WORD LOVERS

Forget politics and pandemics –
join us for an hour of non-stop poems.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 PM via ZOOM for

THE FIRST ANNUAL
Las Vegas Literary Salon
…………….Open Mic(rophone)Poetry Event



Project Leap: Main Street de Las Vegas

Main Street de Las Vegas has been been awarded a Main Street Resiliency Grant, which will provide $8,500 to start Project Leap, a small business e-commerce site, training program, and accompanying marketing campaign to help their local businesses get online.
In working with businesses through their popular Cash Mob program, Main Street de Las Vegas discovered many did not have websites, social media pages, or branding. Through Project Leap, small businesses will get connected to a graphic designer and website expert who will help them develop branding and enhance their online presence. After attending a workshop, small businesses will apply to receive one-on-one assistance. Main Street de Las Vega will also work with Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance to create and promote a Las Vegas group e-commerce site to market 20 small local businesses and a shop local message.
Congratulations and Kudos to MainStreet de Las Vegas, members, the board, and Executive Director Michael Peranteau!

 

 

Did you know?

The American Planners Association gave OUR Bridge Street the “Great Street Award” naming it one of the Great Places in America in 2013!  https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2013/bridgestreet.htm

Historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, Stands Strong Through the Pandemic – 2021 Preservation Magazine  https://savingplaces.org/stories/historic-las-vegas-new-mexico-stands-strong-through-the-pandemic#.YFymEK9KiUk


LOOKING AHEAD!

Meadow City Academy of Music is tentatively planning a concert for Sunday afternoon,
October 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Plaza Hotel
featuring the Chatter String Quartet.


Interested in the Las Vegas, NM Music Scene?


Please check this mobile phone app out… download and explore.
I’ve been working on this app for several months, updating pictures and assembling content as a project for Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and the City to provide visitors, local residents, and students with a digital guide to some of the incredible buildings and architecture of our city.

Google App Download

View the buildings and brief history.
If you have other locations and a story to go with them, let me know and I will add!!

Your personal tour of
World Cultures Art
by Robertson High School
students, guided by Ms. Amy Hufnal.

 

Click here for links.


 

 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN ANY WAY?
Check out the Unity Orchard Interest Form!


 WE DREAM OF SEEING the VILLANUEVA TAPESTRY
INCLUDED IN THE STATE FIBER ARTS CRAWL!

This YouTube Video will take you there to see the Villanueva Tapestry
at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church right now!


CCHP’s website is looking good!
Check out the Historical Photos
and the Virtual Walking Tours!


 


More Gallery Art Online!

Holiday Shopping time is over, BUT
everything we haven’t sold is available online!
Art (paintings, collages, fiber arts, multi-media),
snuggle bears, accessories, high-fashion canes,
deco chairs, cozy quilts, jewelry, and much more!

Click here for our Razzle Dazzle marketplace!


 


Camino Real 9
SHOWCASE  is online at lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org/cr.

 


 

 

ONLINE GALLERY OPEN FOR VIEWING

Click HERE.


Mia Marquez 1

 

2020 LVAC STUDENT ART SHOW AND SALE is now online!

West Las Vegas High School Art, presented by arts educator McKaila Weldon, provided all the art for our annual event.

Click here for more.

 

 

 


 

Our June show,
SPLASH!
is now open
online!
www.lasvegasartscouncil.org/splash

 


MARCH MASTERPIECE FACEBOOK POP-UP ART CONTEST
ANNOUNCES WINNER!

Parry Primroses by award-winning watercolorist Jane Fritz won first place
in a Facebook contest run on the Las Vegas Arts Council’s Facebook album March Masterpiece Contest.  Jane also curated our June show, Splash!  

Five talented Las Vegas area artists accepted the challenge! We uploaded their entries into an album, and Parry Primrose earned the most likes before midnight Friday, April 3.  The (drum roll, please) grand prize was (fanfare, please) a roll of toilet paper! And if that doesn’t sound like a great prize, you don’t remember April 2020!

Jane is a very good sport!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The City of Las Vegas has joined hands with its educational partners, New Mexico Highlands University, Luna Community College, the United World College, Las Vegas City and West Las Vegas Public Schools to create “Vecinos Juntos”. Vecinos Juntos is an organization that embraces the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors to improve the quality of life for individual Las Vegas residents and for the entire Las Vegas community. The mission of Vecinos Juntos is “to make volunteerism a force for promoting the concept that we are all neighbors sharing an uncommon commitment for the common good.”
Citizens wishing to volunteer may contact City Liaison Loretta Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or phone 505-454-1401 x 1003


The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation has announced two new challenge grants to add fine art prints by New Mexico artists to the Foundation’s art collection.  Every $100 contribution to the Foundation’s Friends of Art will be matched by another generous donor, resulting in acquisition of a print by Northern New Mexico artist Willard Clark (1910-1992).  For every new member joining the Friends of Art, another donor will add a print by Contemporary New Mexico artist Eli Levin (b. 1938).  The Foundation hosts one of the finest collections of prints in the region, and joining the Friends of Art will make it even better.  Contact the Foundation at (505) 454-3248 or foundation@nmhu.edu.

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Your ideas are the seeds of a flourishing community gallery.  Brainstorms are always welcome.  Call 505-425-1085 and leave a message or email us at lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org or drop into 140 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM, someday, when we are free again!

Call #1  “Creating in Place” Phone Videos
Create short phone videos under 5 minutes long that show your process while hunkered down in isolation at home. Help the community see artists living and working “in place.”
Using time-lapse is an option. 1 hour = 5 minutes  Details for both calls here

CALL #2 “Six Degrees of Isolation” (Juried Show)

Your completed work should reflect an artist’s interpretation of isolation and/or the pandemic and communicate a visual understanding of your experience over the last few weeks.

Work must have been completed after 3/1/20 and may be any media.  Details for both calls here.


WARNING regarding EVENTS
Due to concerns over Covid 19 aka coronavirus, many events are being cancelled.  We will remove cancelled events or mark them cancelled as quickly as possible, BUT you might want to double-check before you attend pretty much anything.
Out of an abundance of caution, please consider yourself and our community.
We want you to be healthy, so be careful.



PRIDE in New Mexico,
and especially in Las Vegas, NM 

Exhibits on loan from Albuquerque PRIDE
and photographs by Leon Bustos
Exhibit co-curated by
Adolfo Castillo and Angela Meron
Gallery not open to public, see online photos here


Ongoing and future events include…

 

For more great information, visitlasvegasnm.com
The City of Las Vegas is our pARTner in supporting Las Vegas as both a home and a destination for arts and culture.



For more info about The Spot, call or text Pat Leahan (505) 718-6635


Shop Local LVFIBA gift cards
for sale

Available at Semilla
The perfect gift for everyone
Available in $10.00 and $20.00 values
Use at any LVF IBA business
Read more here!.


Shop online, buy direct from the artists and vendors!

 

The 2020 VIRTUAL PEOPLE’S FAIRE is still open online…but it’s just a start!  Baby Steps!
The location has changed from beautiful Carnegie Library Park to peoplesfaire.org for your health and safety.

INFORMATION FOR INTERESTED VENDORS, ENTERTAINERS, AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, CLICK HERE!

More exciting…we are planning for 2021!


Tierra Encantada Farmers Market
The Tierra Encantada Market is open every Saturday for Quik-Shop from 10-11 AM, Hot Springs and Mills. You can call ahead to a farmer and order what you want to pick up or just drop by. Call 426-1468 if you need a phone number. WIC and EBT welcome and always looking for new vendors.



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



DID 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!   Expires end of August.
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

LOOKING AHEAD!
2021 is

the BICENTENNIAL OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL

 


Event Planners!  
This is FOR YOU!  lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org
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!

Email us to add an event