Southern Nevada offers opportunities to artists, both local and out of state, to exhibit their work including a gallery on the Las Vegas Strip, festivals downtown and in Boulder City, libraries and college campuses including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Whether paintings, artifacts, photography or sculpture, here is the chance to explore the past, embrace man’s best friend and experience art from a different points of view.
‘Yesterday & Today’
Marjorie Barrick Museum
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Date: Now through May 30, 2015
The “Yesterday & Today” exhibit features basketry and pottery created by the Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone tribes of Southern Nevada. Works featured include contemporary artists Everett Pickyavit, Loretta Burden and Fawn Douglas. Also showcased in the exhibition are objects from The Lost City Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada Folklife Archives-Nevada Arts Council and Barrick’s own collection. Admission is free.
First Friday Arts Festival
1228 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89136
Date: March 6, April 3 and May 1, 2015
Celebrating 12 years in 2014, First Friday Arts Festival features visual and performance arts and entertainment with artists selling their creations including artwork, jewelry, fashion and other works. Held in downtown Las Vegas the first Friday of the month, artists debut new work and galleries hold receptions. First Friday covers District 18B (The Arts District) which includes The Arts Factory and Art Square and extends to Fremont East in Downtown Las Vegas including Emergency Arts. Admission is free with free parking and free shuttle buses available at the Clark County Government Center.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Date: Now through May 25, 2015
“Fabergé Revealed” showcases 200 objects by the celebrated jeweler to Russian Czars and Russian imperial family members Alexander III and his son and successor, Nicholas II. Visitors will be able to view four Imperial Easter Eggs, jewel-encrusted brooches, gold cigarette cases, enameled picture frames, hardstone animals and decorative boxes. Fabergé has become synonymous with refined craftsmanship and ornate jeweled creations. This exhibition has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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Boulder City Fine Arts Festival
401 California Avenue
Boulder City, NV 89005
Date: April 18-19, 2015
Boulder City Art Guild will hold its 30th annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival with over 100 artists from seven Western States expected to participate. Art media will include oils, watercolors, chalk, pencil, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramic, jewelry and fabric. A nonprofit organization, proceeds from the event will benefit ABC Student Art Center. The Boulder City Art Guild also operates the Boulder City Art Gallery located in the Boulder Dam Hotel.
‘Nose To Tail’
Windmill Library art gallery
7060 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Date: Now through March 31, 2015
An exhibit by Carina V. Bareng, “Nose to Tail” will be on display featuring her acrylic paintings of dogs and other animals. Painting in an impressionistic style, Bareng’s paintings capture feelings and emotion rather than an accurate portrayal of animals. Her last exhibit was “A Day at the Dog Park” embracing images of dogs and their owners. Admission is free of charge and open during regular library hours.
Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.