20 LOCAL ARTISTS
out of the lockdown and
INTO THE LIGHT!
LIVE MUSIC! 5:30 – 8:00 PM
FRIDAYS AL FRESCO AT PLAZA PARK
sponsored by the City of Las Vegas,
Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance and City of Las Vegas Lodgers Tax.
Celebrate the beauty of New Mexico’s prettiest plaza, your favorite local bands, and that summer’s in sight!
Richie Cole Tribute Band!
Jazz, blues…the Great American
Bring a chair or a blanket.
Free raffle weekly! Win a gift card for
JC’s New York Pizza Department!
AND a $5.00/ticket raffle to win one of a list
of fabulous prizes totaling over $1000!
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION!
GALLERY 140, SATURDAY 8/24
5 pm – 7 pm
All galleries and businesses on Bridge St.
with art for sale…
let’s have an ART WALK!
Let us know if you’ll be open late, and we will share the news at our reception.
For the Virtual Gallery Experience click HERE
For the Video Version, click below…
If you’re interested in purchasing any of the works in the exhibit, please contact Renee Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Colcha Friends, please contact Loretta Atencio at email@example.com
Pecos National Historical Park
will offer two special hikes to backcountry pueblos this June.
Arrowhead Pueblo and Forked Lightning Pueblo
Click here for details. Registration required
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP WARD 1
AND WEED CLEAN UP (Elderly/Handicapped)
MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT
Did you KNOW that DON PRICE was an author?
Donald Price, author of Grey Wolf
will be the featured guest at the next
Las Vegas Literary Salon Event
Sunday, June 27, 2021,
4 – 5 pm via ZOOM
For more details and the ZOOM link,
Don’t let the name fool you…this is Fiestas, or maybe this year it’s Fiestecitas.
Pending the pandemic resurging, there will be a parade and fireworks and family and fun, but there will be differences, too.
COVID delayed the usual planning and a lot that we have been able to take for granted for the last 130+ years had to be adjusted, downsized, and reconsidered for safety’s sake.
It isn’t quite the same this year, so the name was changed just to honestly acknowledge it isn’t quite the same. Fiestas isn’t about the park or the bands or the M.C., it’s about culture, tradition, faith, and family. And we have PLENTY of culture, tradition, faith, and family to celebrate.
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.
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.
If you have other locations and a story to go with them, let me know and I will add!!
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN ANY WAY?
Check out the Unity Orchard Interest Form!
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!
Camino Real 9 SHOWCASE is online at firstname.lastname@example.org/cr.
ONLINE GALLERY OPEN FOR VIEWING
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.
MARCH MASTERPIECE FACEBOOK POP-UP ART CONTEST
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!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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 at Hot Springs and Mills. You can call 426-1468 ahead and order what you want to pick up or just drop by.
WIC and EBT welcome and always looking for new vendors.
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