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Visual Arts - Galleries
 
For more information on the city of Las Vegas Gallery program call (702) 229-1012.

Charleston Heights Art Center - 800 S. Brush St.

Exhibits at Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery feature both local and national artists work. Work is chosen by proposals submitted for single artists work or group exhibits. A call for proposals is sent out every year and a half to two years for future gallery seasons. The exhibits are scheduled to run approx. 12 weeks. The exhibit selection process is focused on bringing in technically and conceptually dynamic work. The art exhibits in this space are based on contemporary and traditional art practices. It is a gallery program goal to show the public what is being made both in and out of state. Additionally, work chosen for exhibit is done so to show the community something they have not seen before either in the use of the medium or a new approach to a traditional subject.

Exhibit hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday through Tuesday and holidays.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6383

Mayor's Gallery - 401. S. Fourth St.

The exhibits in the Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery are curated group exhibits based on a topic that is relevant to the community, the downtown location, or highlighting a specific culture. Annually an exhibit that is relevant to the Vegas Valley Book festival is programmed for the gallery. If you are interested in being included in a group exhibit on any given topic, please send samples of your work to jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov or call the number below for Gallery Coordinator.

Exhibit hours: By Appointment Only. Call for more information.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6469

City Hall Chamber Gallery- 495 S. Main Street, 89101

The exhibits in City Hall Chamber Gallery are focused on topics of interest related to the downtown culture as well as cultural diversity. The exhibits are mostly group and focused on local community based artists. Annually one or more of the exhibits will specifically focus on either Hispanic American, Asian American or African American culture. Each year, this space is home to the annual Celebrating Life! Winners Circle.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday through Sunday and holidays.
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6511

Grand Gallery - 495 S. Main Street, 89101

Exhibits at the Grand Gallery feature three-dimensional artwork by local and national artists. Work is chosen by proposals submitted for single artists work or group exhibits. A call for proposals is sent out every year and a half to two years for future gallery seasons. The exhibits are scheduled to run approx. 12 weeks. The exhibit selection process is focused on bringing in technically and conceptually dynamic work. The art exhibits in this space are based on contemporary and traditional art practices. It is a gallery program goal to show the public what is being made both in and out of state. Additionally, work chosen for exhibit is done so to show the community something they have not seen before either in the use of the medium or a new approach to a traditional subject.

Exhibit Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Friday through Sunday and holidays.                                   
Facility Phone: (702) 229-6511

 



Documentation:Unknown Specimen, wet plate collodion tintype, 8x10 in case (case is leather, wood, brass, velvet)

Unnatural Selection
Sam Davis
Thursday, September 25 to Thursday, January 15, 2015
City Hall Grand Gallery



"On a flat patch of desert a little red robot wobbles his way toward a destination unbeknownst to us. With arms and legs ill conceived for nearly every task our protagonist continues unimpeded by his lack of design. Is he searching for life, water, shelter……love?


Ironically these mechanical characters represent the most human aspects of us all. The perseverance of the human spirit in spite of our own flawed designs, shortcomings and inabilities. These robots represent many of the challenges and hopes of the viewer-to cross our own great deserts and find the sum of our struggles whatever that may be."

-Sam Davis

 

Public Employee Art Exhibit
Thursday, November 20 to Thursday, February 5, Reception: 11-1
City Hall Chamber Gallery


 


Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera at the Sahara, March 10, 1956

The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: The Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World
Thursday, December 4 to Saturday, February 14, 2015


“Entertainment has long been a key component of the lure of Las Vegas. In the post-war era, Las Vegas hotel showrooms and lounges offered the ultimate in entertainment. High rollers from around the world were drawn to this desert oasis that offered music, showgirls and gambling across a five mile strip of highway that would become famously known as the Las Vegas Strip...”
Excerpt of the exhibit statement written by Historian, Lynn Zook

About Las Vegas News Bureau
For more than 65 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau has captured the sights and sounds of the world’s leadingdestination like no one else, and has played a unique role in promoting Las Vegas by documenting unforgettable images on film. The News Bureau was created in 1947 as part of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s marketing efforts to promote Las Vegas as a tourism destination. Today, the Las Vegas News Bureau plays an important role in supporting the marketing efforts of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

About Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. It is open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Springs Preserve, a 180-acre cultural institution with museums, exhibits, gardens, interpretive trails, event space and more, built on the site of artesian springs that once nourished desert life. Visit the museum at 309 S. Valley View Boulevard or on Facebook. Adult admission is $9.95 and includes entrance to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

 


In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of The Goat
Friday, December 19 to Saturday, February 21, 2015. Reception February 19, 2015.
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor's Gallery


Celebrate and honor Chinese New Year during this annual exhibit. The upcoming year is for the Goat. The symbol can also be shown as the Sheep and is the Eighth Sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is lucky that the Sheep is ranked eighth in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac Animals, because the number "eight" in Chinese is an auspicious one, symbolizing peace and prosperity.

Artists included in the exhibit are: Bill Leaf, Bobbie Ann Howell, Chuck Arnett, Gig Depio, Gwaylon Leaf, Jeff Fulmer, John Gregg, Juyao Zhao, Kim Johnson, Kris Kortuem, Lynda Whitehair, Margaret DeClerk, Merrilee Hortt, Nancy Good, Peter Jakubowski, Peter Mengert, Rainer Bertrams, Robert Nelson, Stewart Freshwater, Theresa Lucero, Thomas Bumblauskas, William Bennet. Additional artists to be determined.

 


Photo Credit: Kate DeFloria

ROCK Stars: Stone Sculpture
Created by Artists Studying at Gainsburg Studio
Thursday, January 22 to Tuesday, May 5
Grand Gallery





All genres of stone sculpture will be featured and have been created by several artists learning stone carving techniques taught by owner and artist Sharon Gainsburg.

 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2015
Featured Artist: Harold Bradford
Thursday, February 12 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
Chamber Gallery


 

Celebrating Life Master’s Exhibit
Thursday, February 19 to Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Charleston Heights


This exhibit will feature at least four artists who have received three or more awards as part of the annual Celebrating Life juried exhibit over the last 15 years. Not only will their work be featured; but, during the run of the exhibit, they will be giving workshops on how they make their award-winning artwork. Stay tuned for featured workshops and dates to be scheduled.

Susanne Forestieri, Stewart Freshwater, David Mazur and others to be determined.

 


Nevada Watercolor Signature Member Exhibit
Thursday, February 26 to Saturday, May 23, 2015, Reception Feb. 26 from 5-6:30 pm
Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Celebrating Life! 2015
Tuesday, April 21
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


Artwork Due Dates: April 21 and 22 , 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 


C.A. Traen
Thursday, May 14 to Monday, July 13, 2015, Reception to be determined.
The Grand Gallery










 

Coupled (Artwork created by married couples)
Thursday, May 21 to Thursday, July 16, 2015
Chambers Gallery


The artwork in this exhibit will feature artists who are married, united, or co-existing with another artist.

Artists featured in the exhibit:
Nanda Sharifpour and Ali Fathollahi
Myra and Robert Oberman
Mike Ogilvie and Elizabeth Blau Ogilvie
Suzanne Hackett-Morgan and Charles Morgan
Jim and Dee Pink
Diane Bush and Steven Baskin
Sam Davis and Anna Tillett
Anita Jung and Tom Christison
Thomas Bumblauskas and Peter Jakubowski

 

Celebrating Life! 2015 Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 22
Charleston Heights Ballroom and Gallery


 

Inside the Ballroom, Celebrating Life! 2015 Juried Selections
Friday, May 22 to Saturday, July 11
Charleston Heights Ballroom


 

Desert Companion ‘Focus on Nevada’ Photo Contest Showcase
Thursday, May 28 to Saturday, August 22, Reception/Awards: May 29, 2015 6 to 9pm
Fifth St. School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Going Home
Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman
Friday, June 26 to Saturday, September 19, 2015
Charleston Heights Art Center


 


Medium of Steel, Paint

Really Bad Rice
Greg Allred
Thursday, July 16 to Thursday, October 8, 2015
Grand Gallery









 

Celebrating Life! 2015 Winners Circle
Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, September 12, 2015
City Hall Chambers Gallery


 

Vegas Valley Book Festival Exhibit (title and subject to be determined)
Thursday, August 27 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Historic Fifth Street School, Mayor’s Gallery


 

Hispanic American Heritage Exhibit
Thursday, September 17 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Chamber Gallery


 

Vegas to a Local
Thursday, October 15 to Thursday, January 14, 2016
Grand Gallery


Clay Arts Vegas will organize a ceramic sculpture juried exhibit on the topic of what Vegas looks like to an artist.

 

Public Employee Art Exhibit (due date Nov. 9)
Thursday, December 3 to Thursday, February 4, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 


In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey
Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor's Gallery


 

Celebrating Life Master’s Exhibit
Thursday, January 14 to Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Charleston Heights


 

Wayne Littlejohn
Thursday, January 21 to Thursday, April 14, 2016
City Hall Grand Gallery


 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2016
Featured Artist To Be Determined
Thursday, February 11 to Thursday, April 28, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Women’s Heritage Exhibit
Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, June 4, 2016
Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery


 

Celebrating Life! 2016 Drop-Off Days
Tuesday, April 19 to Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Charleston Heights


Artwork Due Dates: April 19 and 20 , 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Inside the Ballroom, Celebrating Life! 2016 Juried Selections
Friday, May 20 to Saturday, July 2, 2016
Charleston Heights


 

Inside the Gallery, Celebrating Life! 2016 Salon des Refusés
Friday, May 20 to Saturday, June 18, 2016
Charleston Heights


 

Celebrating Life! 2016 Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 20, 2016
Charleston Heights


 

Exhibit title to be determined
Elizabeth Blau, Rossitiza Todorova and Orlando Montenegro Cruz
Thursday, June 23 to Saturday, September 17, 2016
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor’s Gallery


 

Heritage Habitats
Ginger Owen & Vicki Vanameyden
Friday, June 24 to Saturday, October 1, 2016
Charleston Heights Arts Center


 

Celebrating Life! 2016 Winners Circle
Thursday, July 14 to Thursday, September 29, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Native American Heritage-Title to be Determined
Thursday, October 6 to Thursday, December 1, 2016
Chamber Gallery


 

Jeanna Eve Klein
Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, January 21, 2017
Charleston Heights Arts Center


 

Public Employee Art Exhibit (due in Nov.)
Thursday, December 8 to Thursday, February 2, 2017
Chamber Gallery


 

Celebrating Life Master’s Exhibit
Thursday, January 26 to Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Charleston Heights


 

In Honor of African American Heritage 2017
Featured Artist To Be Determined
Thursday, February 9 to Thursday, April 13, 2017
Chamber Gallery


 

Celebrating Life 2017 Drop-Off Days
Tuesday, April 25 to Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Charleston Heights


Artwork Due Dates: April 25 and 26

 

Awards and Reception
Friday, May 26, 2017
Charleston Heights


 

In the Ballroom, Salon des Refusés
Friday, May 26 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Charleston Heights


 

In the Gallery, Juried Show
Friday, May 26 to Saturday, June 24, 2017
Charleston Heights


 

Celebrating Life Master’s Exhibit
Thursday, January 25 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Charleston Heights Arts Center


 

Celebrating Life! 2018 Drop-Off Days
Tuesday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Charleston Heights Arts Center


Artwork Due Dates: April 24 and 25 , 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Awards and Reception
Friday, May 25, 2018
Charleston Heights Arts Center


 

In the Ballroom, Final Juried Exhibit
Friday, May 25 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Charleston Heights Arts Center


 



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City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Thursday 229-6511 / Friday - Saturday 229-6383