Visual Arts Presenter Directory
Just outside the former boomtown Goldfield, are forty cars half buried into the sand in an installation titled “International Car Forest of the Last Church”. A collaboration of two Nevada artists, the sculpture park remains completely open and free to the public. Controlled burns may be held each year for “The End of the World Party” in August. More information and updates are available on the park’s Facebook page.
(featured photo by Rob Pinkerton)
Retired art appraiser Roderick Myers has collected more than 2,000 pieces of “good, but inexpensive art” throughout his career, which he now displays in his Goldfield gallery.
The Thunder Mountain Monument is a visionary environment of outsider art sculptures and architectural forms assembled by Frank Van Zant, aka “Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder”, beginning in 1969. The site contains three stone and concrete buildings and over 200 concrete sculptures depicting Thunder’s family members, himself, and notable Native American figures including Sarah Winnemucca and the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.
Cobalt Artist Studio is a gallery and working studio for artists Monika Piper Johnson, Kim Snyder, and Kim Franke. The changing exhibitions feature these residents as well as local Tahoe area guest artists.
Focusing primarily on progressive, emerging artists, the galleries at Sierra Nevada College provide a rich visual and intellectual environment and exhibit a wide array of artists whose work ranges from traditional practices to new media, installation, site-specific, and performance art. For upcoming exhibits and special events, please visit their website.
The three-fold mission of the JCRC is, as a retreat center, to make the space available for individual and group retreats in an inspiring, natural setting and to guide our guests in the ancient art of retreating. JCRC strives to maintain an eco/sustainability center that incorporates the most effective design strategies that operate in harmony with natural ecosystems and to provide educational opportunities in order to help humans grasp the simplicity of life changes that may make it possible to avert the most acute effects of human-caused threats to the life-support systems of Earth.
AFA was established in 1984 in New York City and since has expanded to additional locations in Belcastle, France and Las Vegas, Nevada. The gallery specializes in the sale of emerging and established artists employing wild imagination and masterful figurative technique. AFA Gallery is available for tours, including student groups of all ages.
Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is committed to presenting intimate exhibitions featuring works by some of the world’s most compelling artists. Organized in partnership with museums and foundations from around the world, past exhibitions have included “Picasso: Creatures and Creativity,” “Fabergé Revealed,” “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” “Warhol Out West,” “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form” and “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends.”
Brett Wesley Gallery is located in the 18b Arts District of Las Vegas and represents a roster of bold emerging and mid-career American painters, photographers, and sculptors. The gallery hosts a full schedule of art receptions, artist workshops, lectures, and additional special events. Brett Wesley Gallery also offers consultation for new and established collectors looking to further expand their collections.
Part of the City of Las Vegas’ gallery programming, the Charleston Heights Arts Center showcases the work of contemporary American artists with technically or conceptually dynamic and challenging work. It is essential to the mission of the gallery to exhibit artists in and out-of- state as well as provide the community with a new and unique gallery experience.
Clay Arts Vegas is a locally owned and operated pottery studio, clay distributor, and art gallery in the Las Vegas Arts District. The gallery showcases work of both visiting and resident ceramicists and rotates new artwork with the monthly Preview Thursday and First Friday events. The resident artists at the studio act as the full time teaching faculty, offering classes in a wide variety of techniques from wheel throwing to hand-building, sculpture and carving.
Emergency Arts is a creative collective located in the former Fremont Medical Building in revitalized Downtown Las Vegas. The mission of Emergency Arts is to bring together working visual, performing, and literary artists; designers; retailers; and start-up non-profit organizations to synergize as a thriving creative co-op.
Part of the City of Las Vegas’ gallery programming, the exhibitions at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery are curated group exhibitions based on topics that are significant to the community, the downtown location, or in highlighting a specific culture. Annually an exhibit relevant to the Vegas Valley Book festival is on view at the space.
Through exhibitions, festivals, and special activities, the Hispanic Museum of Nevada highlights and celebrates Latin American and Caribbean culture. The museum is dedicated to promoting awareness, education, and resources of the many diverse Hispanic cultures and traditions to enhance the community’s intercultural understanding.
Located in the stunning Cleveland Clinic Luo Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by Frank Gehry, the Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Collection focuses on works by local artists and aims to enrich, inspire, and enliven patients, visitors, employees, and community. The Keep Memory Alive Fine Art Program has been designed to support and bring awareness to the effects of cognitive disorders, the brain and its aging process.
Part of the City of Las Vegas’ gallery programming, two exhibition spaces are located inside City Hall.
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a non-profit, volunteer-run, art organization in Las Vegas, Nevada whose mission is to develop and provide a central venue for artists and the general community to learn, network, share, and experience all varieties of artistic and cultural expression.
Each month, several library branches within the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District host special exhibitions and displays. A list of all the exhibitions can be found on the events page of the district website. For information regarding current exhibitions or submitting an exhibition proposal, please visit them online.
The Nevada Humanities Program Gallery is home to the Nevada Humanities bi-monthly exhibition series, which showcases the work of Nevada artists, writers, photographers, and other creative thinkers who explore and articulate a sense of place in the Silver State. This program is designed to engage viewers in a dialogue about aspects of the Nevada experience. We love joining with creative people to share our state’s special places – and the things they inspire – with a broad audience.
Founded in 1982, the mission of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and disseminates material that contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the state.
Changing displays feature artists’ work, traveling exhibits, or objects from the museum’s own collection pertaining to the interests of the Las Vegas community. The museum also houses extensive photography and research collections for public use.
Operated by the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association, the Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence program aims to support artists whose work will advance understanding and appreciation for the unique landscape. Artists are prompted to consider the cultural history of this region and comment on the significance of Red Rock Canyon and other public lands sites within contemporary discourses about art and the environment.
Satellite Contemporary aims to create a larger art conversation and exchange of contemporary ideas through exhibitions of high quality artwork by local, national, and international artists. The gallery is the effort of three artists who are current faculty members at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona who have found Las Vegas to be the perfect home for this gallery’s ambitions.
Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders.
Sin City Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of high-quality contemporary erotic art, representing a select group of emerging and established artists hailing from around the world.
Located at the geographic center of the 18b Arts District in Las Vegas, the Arts Factory is an art space representing 23 tenants in commercial fine art, architecture, crafts, and graphic design. Tenants at the Arts Factory participate in all 18b Arts events including the Art Walk festival, First Friday, and Preview Thursday. The Arts Factory also provides a unique cultural venue for musical concerts, poetry readings, live theatrical performances, student art exhibitions, fundraisers, and lecture series.