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The Poets’ Corner
Friday, November 21 to Friday, August 21
West Las Vegas Arts Center; 947 West Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

Free Admission

Keith Brantley hosts a forum for established poets and open mic participants featuring the best local poetry talent.

Friday Evenings
Sept. 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17, 2014 7 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2014 7 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2014 7 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2015 7 p.m.
Feb. 20, 2015 7 p.m.
March 20, 2015 7 p.m.
April 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
May 15, 2015 7:30 p.m.
June 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.
July 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.


Sugar Eggs Workshop
Saturday, March 21 to Saturday, March 28
Charleston Heights Arts Center 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas, 89107

Two-Week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrate Easter by creating traditional sugar eggs. Students will create diorama or panoramic style (with a viewing “window”) sugar eggs using a mold, colored frosting and decorative elements. These are fun to make and can be displayed as a keepsake. Beginner through advanced.

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Photo: University of Wisconsin/Madison, Courtesy of the Artist

Norie Sato
Public Art Lecture
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., (702) 229-3515

Free and open to the public.

Seattle artist Norie Sato will discuss the field of public art and her many public projects, four of which have earned the coveted Year in Review Award from Americans for the Arts. Sato has been active in the Seattle art scene since the 1970s, creating sculptures and two-dimensional works that utilize a wide variety of materials. Her works are located throughout the country. Sato has served as a member of the Public Art Network Council and as a Seattle Arts Commissioner. She recently received the 2014 Public Art Network Award in recognition of her contributions to the public art community.


Gone Girl
Best Sellers E-Reader BOOK CLUB Discussion Group w/ Aleida Castro
Wednesday, April 8 to Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas, 89107

April 8 & 22
Adults are free to join with registration.
Book lovers won’t be able to put down April’s thrilling best sellers selection by author Gillian Flynn (432 pages).

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Photo: Valley Metro Light Rail Station, Courtesy of the Artist

Dan Corson
Public Art Lecture
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., (702) 229-3515

Free and open to the public.

Dan Corson’s artwork straddles the disciplines of art, theatrical design, architecture, and landscape architecture. His projects have ranged from complex rail stations and busy public intersections to quiet interpretive building, meditation chambers and galleries. With a master’s degree in art from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in theatrical design from San Diego State University, Corson’s work is infused with drama, passion and layered meanings, and often engages the public as co-creators within his environments. He is particularly interested in green design and new technologies and how these tools can help frame and amplify the natural world and our shifting relationship to it. Corson has been honored with eight Public Art Network Year-in-Review National Awards, and has partnered with architects and landscape architects for four AIA Awards and three ASLA awards. For more information on the artist, visit For more information on the event, call 702-229-4631.


Audiences Everywhere™ “Get Smarter, Grow Stronger & Gain Audiences”
Presented by Matt Lehrman
Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m. to noon
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Far more than a marketing workshop, Lehrman will offer a whole-organization approach to understanding your audience and using those insights to energize new ways to advance your mission and inspire innovation at every level. Bring your team to change the future of your organization, generate some new ideas, shift your perspective and achieve financial success in your arts business. To reserve your space at this free workshop, email or call 702-229-3515. This workshop is made possible, in part, by the sponsorship of Patron Technology. For more workshop information, visit


National Poetry Month Celebration (adults)
Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-507-3989

In honor of National Poetry Month, enjoy a “Poetry Super Sampler,” featuring some of the best talent from around the Las Vegas valley. A diverse group of poets will present their various works in a format that is sure to please poetry lovers of all walks of life. For more information, call 702-229-4800 or 702-507-3989


Howard Hughes: Footprints in the Desert Sand a Chautauqua presentation by Brian Kral
Friday, April 17, Noon - 1 p.m.
Lloyd George US Courthouse 333 Las Vegas Blvd. 89101 Jury Room

Admission: Free

For many Nevadans, the puzzle of Howard Hughes begins with a late-night arrival on a stretcher at the Desert Inn Hotel in 1966, and ends just as mysteriously four years later with his secret departure. Within that short time the elusive billionaire, film-producer and aviation pioneer never appeared in public—but he had purchased five Las Vegas hotels, a casino in Las Vegas and another in Reno, a television station, an air terminal, a regional airline, and thousands of acres of Nevada real estate. More importantly, he was credited with having legitimized corporate investment in the casino industry, which had long been associated with money laundering for the Mob. What many people don’t know, however, is that his involvement in Nevada began as early as the 1940s and continued into the 50s. In 1972, Hughes finally broke his personal silence with a press conference from a hotel in the Bahamas, to comment on a purported “autobiography” by Clifford Irving. This would be Hughes’ final comment on his life and achievements, and also on the persistent rumors about his strange appearance and obsessive behavior.


Paper Flowers Art-making Workshop
Saturday, April 18 to Saturday, April 25, 12:15 - 2:15 P.M.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383

Saturdays, April 18 & 25
Three-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 12 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
April showers brings May flowers. Learn how to make a variety of paper flowers using both traditional and non-traditional materials. Students will create a bouquet of blooms just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2015 (ages 10-15)
Monday, June 15 to Saturday, August 8, 2015
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800

Registration Fee: $400.00
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For 19 years, the city of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Arts Center (WLVAC) has been the home of the Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids, providing community youth with pivotal opportunities for civil engagement and social justice projects through the discipline of arts education. These talented young artists, ages 10-15, commit themselves to the philosophy, “excellence without excuse.” They develop an appreciation for music, dance, theatre and the spoken word. The WLVAC’s goal is to produce healthy and responsible citizens, with steadfast discipline, the resilience to manage emotional and physical growth, and the integrity and pride to become dynamic community ambassadors through cultural and performing arts.

The eight-week, arts-intensive, leadership program culminates in the presentation of several community productions that are free and open to the public. PVAC applications will be available at the WLVAC beginning April 22, 2015, and must be submitted in person to the WLVAC cultural team.

PVAC is cosponsored by the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District.


City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787