Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Five Places To Find Art In Las Vegas This May

With the 3rd Annual Art & Wine Walk at The Stirling Club in Las Vegas on April 15, the Stirling Club Courtier has created a top five list for arts in Las Vegas. All of them represent the efforts of local artists and entrepreneurs working hard to jump start the Las Vegas art scene.

Five Places To Find Art In Las Vegas.

1. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Beginning May 1, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will present a new exhibit — Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form — through January 2011. The exhibit includes more than 30 paintings, drawings, and sculptures including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giamometti, David Hockney, Keith Haring, and others. General admission is $12, with Nevada residents offered a special $8 price on Wednesday nights.

2. The Arts Factory

The Arts Factory is considered by many to be the cornerstone of First Friday Las Vegas, which is known for its arts tour trolleys that make rounds throughout the area. The Arts Factory is also home to several dozen local artists, including Niki J. Sands, Laura Henkel, Joseph Watson, Becky Misso, and others. The various galleries have varied hours, and several have special exhibits.

3. Art Encounter

Established in 1992, Art Encounter is one of the most popular art attractions for Las Vegas visitors, which includes six featured artists such as Juergen Aldaq, Jim Buckels, Vance Larson, Jennifer Main, Loppo Martinez, and Paul Tapia. Its next upcoming event features the 12th Annual Barry W. Becker, Jr. Art Show and Auction with featured artist Jennifer Main. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday, May 15 with the live auction starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

4. CENTERpiece

One of the newest additions to Las Vegas, CENTERpiece is a 2,500-square-foot fine art and design space inside CityCenter featuring more than 50 artists, including Richard Artschwager, Saul Steinberg, and Zhang Dali. CENTERpiece is also working to establish a local-visitor connection, with its next general exhibit featuring art of students from Bishop Gorman High School.

5. Contemporary Arts Center

A recipient of the 30th Annual Governor's Arts Award for Leadership in Organizations, the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas is currently hosting its 21st Annual Juried Show, featuring 41 artists from a field of more than 500 entries. The work includes Jennifer Kleven, Lance Smith, and Thomas Bumblauskas. The Contemporary Arts Center is included as part of the First Friday Las Vegas route.

For more ongoing advice on the developing artist scene in Las Vegas, members are invited to call The Stirling Club concierge. They are happy to assist with reservations or plan logistics for maximizing art opportunities in Las Vegas.

The Stirling Club also frequently hosts fine and cultural arts events. To learn more about upcoming programs offered at The Stirling Club, contact Kathleen Gustafson, executive director of membership, at 702-784-4603 or by email via The Stirling Club Web site.
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nothingprofound said...

I'd love to see the exhibit at the Bellagio. Renoir and Giacometti are two of my favorite artists.

The Courtier said...

This is a great time to visit!

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