About LVAC

Mission Statement

The mission of the Las Vegas Arts Council is to preserve and expand both the historic and the contemporary arts and culture of our region, while promoting Las Vegas as home and a destination for artists and patrons of the arts.
(Revised 2020)

We send out a (nearly) bi-weekly email with all the arts and culture news and scheduled events.  You can view the information here or join our email list.

LVAC Background

Arts and culture have always been valued here, and we are only beginning to explore the earliest efforts at organizing for their promotion and preservation.  The Las Vegas Arts Council is the result of generations of those efforts.

This organization was formally incorporated on February 12, 1976, recognized as legally tax-exempt  in August 1977 and chartered by the City of Las Vegas on January 10, 1991.

About eight years ago, LVAC opened Gallery 140 in order to showcase two and three person invitational art exhibits and provide occasional themed group exhibits. Monthly meet-the-artist receptions and frequent music salons (Covid permitting) draw the community into the Gallery and connect them with the Arts Council.

We intend to broaden and intensify our outreach to the entire community while we include more and more aspects of arts and culture in our mission.

We are a Non-Profit Organization

Because LVAC is a legally incorporated 501C3 tax-exempt organization, donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the federal IRS tax code.  For a copy of our tax code determination status including our EIN, just click HERE.

We recently agreed that our mission statement could be strengthened and clarified, and that we needed a vision statement as well.  As soon as those updates are final, we will post the revised versions.  If you are interested in receiving an email when this process is complete, please let us know, and we will email you.  In the meantime, our most current version of our bylaws is here.

Fiscal Sponsorships

We have sponsorship agreements with local organizations that serve the arts and culture community, and need the support of an established 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization to fulfill their purpose.   The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, The Gillingham Musicians Fund, and the Las Vegas NM Literary Salon are all under the fiscal sponsorship of the Arts Council.   We are open to proposals from organizations seeking sponsorship.  Review our standard agreement here.

LVAC & Gallery 140 Seeking Artist Proposals

We welcome group shows, and are currently seeking proposals for 2022.

Our event proposals are designed primarily for visual, gallery art.  Our mission is to promote ALL the arts–visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, literature, and all aspects of the culture of our community, diverse and historical, past, present and future.  All suggestions and proposals are for “new adventures down old trails” of expression are welcome.  Please contact us and share your ideas.

LVAC Board of Directors

Board Directors are elected from the membership by the board (or appointed by the board president between membership meetings), are responsible to the membership, and as a board, they manage the affairs of the association.  There are regular monthly board meetings, an annual planning retreat, monthly artists’ receptions (when Covid allows!), and many opportunities to serve.  There are corporate fiduciary responsibilities as well as duties assigned by the president and/or volunteered for as needed.  We have created a document describing the expectations we have for directors (also called board members.)

Our meetings are always open to the public, and are usually scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every month, on Zoom for the last two years.  If you would like a place on a future agenda, please contact Richard Lindeborg, Board President.  This is not to inhibit conversation or opinion, but just to help us stay on track at board meetings.
Meet the Directors by clicking here.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval here.
2021 approved meeting minutes will be posted here.

LVAC Advisors

The Las Vegas Arts Council Advisory Board is composed of members who bring a variety of backgrounds, professions, and interests to the table.  All commit to a one-year term, with the option of renewing.  They meet quarterly, are updated on progress, goals, and issues of importance, and sometimes asked specific questions.  The conversation that follows produces ideas, suggestions, and changes that solve problems and provide perspective.  They are also available for advice between meetings and are always invited to speak their minds on any area that needs attention.

Las Vegas Arts Council Advisory Board
The list of advisory board members is NOT current, but we will bring it up to date shortly.

In addition to the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board we consult experts in their fields for advice.  Local artists are valued for their perspectives, along with our membership and members of the community at large.  We will always listen!


Updated 1/16/22