Holiday Shopping time is HERE!
Art (paintings, collages, fiber arts, multi-media),
snuggle bears, accessories, high-fashion canes, 
deco chairs, cozy quilts, and much more!

Shop safely online, or window shop, arrange for shipping,
or curbside pick-up
(when it’s safer).  Shop local! Yes, you CAN!

Click here for our marketplace!

And we are participating in the Cross the Bridge Promotion!
Save your LVAC receipts!

Audience INVITED!
Sunday, November 22, 2020
A conversation with bibliopolists* Nancy Colalillo and Dennis Ditmanson
*Bibliopolist:  book seller, esp. rare books

Hear from Nancy!

Hear from Dennis!

A few words from Sharon Vander Meer

If you are interested in participating in this free public conversation, email In the SUBJECT line, type BOOKS.

Sign up for the November 22 FREE Book Lovers Event. The conversation begins at 4 p.m. MDT.

You are invited to visit our Las Vegas Literary Salon—ONLINE (thanks to COVID-19).  We hope to meet in person at Gallery 140, 140 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM as soon as it is safe and healthy to do so.

And speaking of reading…

The Literacy Council of Northeast New Mexico has joined forces with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide good quality books to every child under 5 years old in San Miguel Country.  Learn more about it and how to receive books for your child by clicking here.

No idea why this appears twice, but better twice than not at all!

More Gallery Art Online!

                  See the 7th Annual Painters’ Exhibition Here.

See the Burris Hall Homecoming Show here.


Camino Real 9
SHOWCASE  is online at



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 or phone 505-454-1401 x 1003.

Shop online, buy direct from the artists and vendors!


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









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.



Window Dressing on Douglas Avenue
Interested Artists? Would you like to see your work in the window of Happenstance, 608 Douglas, so the world can see your work?
For more info, contact Willow at|505-426-5871


Our June show,
is now open



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!

Consider pARTnering with us!
We need your support.

Our memberships start at $10/year for seniors, students, and artists’ memberships include a listing (HERE) on our website with a link to a gallery, Facebook page, or email address.  Memberships expire December 31, 2021!  14 months!
Regular memberships begin at $25/year.
We also have event and program sponsorships.  Click here.


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 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.

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,
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!


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!

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

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.

Email us to add an event