Community Events!

20 LOCAL ARTISTS
bring
LOCAL COLOR
out of the lockdown and
INTO THE LIGHT!
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LIVE MUSIC! 5:30 – 8:00 PM
FRIDAYS AL FRESCO AT PLAZA PARK

Click image for a printable PDF.

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!

This Friday…7/23
Richie Cole Tribute Band!
Jazz, blues…the Great American
Songbook!

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!

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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.


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For the Virtual Gallery Experience click HERE
or..
For the Video Version, click below…

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the works in the exhibit, please contact Renee Buchanan at rbuchanan@nmhu.edu

For more information about Colcha Friends, please contact Loretta Atencio at colchafriends@gmail.com

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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

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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,
CLICK HERE

Explore their website by clicking here.
Questions about the Literary Salon?  lvliterarysalon@gmail.com.



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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.

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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!!

 


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


THE VILLANUEVA TAPESTRY
a San Miguel County heritage treasure

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!.


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.



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