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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

Fine art gallery closed through March 2016
Las Vegas City Hall, Grand Gallery will temporarily feature “City by Design” city development informational exhibits until the end of March.

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

 



In Honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey
Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, February 27, Reception: Jan 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Historic 5th Street School, Mayor's Gallery


This is an annual invitational fine art exhibit where the focus is on Chinese heritage. The coming 2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey. Artists are asked to make pieces that include the Monkey and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. Call 702-229-1012 for more information and appointment.

 

Force of Nature
Elizabeth Blau, Rossitza Todorova and Orlando Montenegro Cruz
Thursday, January 14 to Wednesday, April 20, Reception: Jan. 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center


Elizabeth Blau:
“Each body of work explores different ways in which our landscapes transform and how they are remembered.”

Rossitiza Todorova:
My imagery comes from the experience of transit, and the time spent moving between destinations. I’m interested in how time, space and memory fold into one another, and the ambiguity of the time experienced while traveling and commuting.

Orlando Montenegro-Cruz:
“I….am influenced by …photos from google maps, satellite imagery of changing weather patterns, microscopic imagery, or graphic illustrations and charts. The compositions are like systems of simulations that convey qualities found in nature such as chaos and order.”

 


The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage
Acts that Built the Entertainment Capitol of the World
Thursday, February 11 to Thursday, April 21, Reception Feb 18, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Gallery, City Hall, 495 S. Main St., 702-229-1012


Collaboration by City Galleries, Las Vegas News Bureau and the Nevada State Museum

The new exhibit at City Hall Chamber Gallery titled "The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World" explores both legendary and obscure stage acts from the perspective of the archives at the Las Vegas News Bureau and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Rarely seen photographs combined with video footage and stage costume tell the distinctive story of Las Vegas' original hotel lounges and showrooms.

 


Las Vegas Artists Guild Exhibit
Thursday, February 25 to Saturday, May 21, 2016
Historic Fifth Street School 401 S. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101


The members of the Las Vegas Artists Guild explore the different associations that Las Vegas brings to mind in a variety of media and artistic styles and genres.

 


Vegas to a Local
Friday, April 1 to Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Grand Gallery


What is Las Vegas to a local? This is a very interesting question when you look at the rich cultural diversity of our city. Ceramics is the art media that so much of our knowledge of the ancient past has been communicated and which has survived through time. The beauty of ancient Greek red ware has told us great details of every-day life, family, events, hope, love, death.... We see the history of multiple cultures explored through pottery. For this exhibit, the artists who make Clay Arts Vegas their creative home will explore the elements of what makes Las Vegas a great place to live and call home; and they have been asked what of these elements that they feel should be preserved for all time. In this show, the artists consider these topics and record them in unique ways in clay, Their ideas will survive, even our climate, long after all the floppy disks are destroyed, the flash drives have crumbled, and the internet is a fable told in the folklore of the future voices of Las Vegans.

 

Memories: A Mother and Daugther Remember
Vered Galor, Miriam Shavit, and Cole Thompson
Thursday, April 28 to Thursday, September 24, 2016, Reception: April 28, 5 - 7 p.m.
Chamber Gallery


Miriam Shavit and Vered Galor, mother and daughter, both Holocaust survivors, remember the past. The mother remembers what she went through in her paintings. The daughter, too young to remember, recalls the history with her photographic collages. The third, Cole Thompson, a photographer and friend, visits the death camps in 2006. His black and white images add reality and spirituality to the exhibit.

 


Heritage Habitats
Ginger Owen & Vicki Vanameyden
Friday, June 24 to Saturday, October 1, June 29– Oct. 7, 2017
Charleston Heights Arts Center


Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, this exhibit will include sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.

 

Wayne Littlejohn
Friday, July 1 to Thursday, September 1, 2016
City Hall Grand Gallery


FINAL DATES PENDING

 

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


 

Public Employee Art Exhibit Entries due Nov. 7, 2016
Monday, November 7
Chamber Gallery


The galley dates will be from Dec. 8, 2016 – Feb 2, 2017
Reception will be on Dec. 8, 2016, from 3 - 5 p.m.

All submissions will be accepted at http://artsregistrylas.vegas/.

 

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


 

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


 


Digital printing, acrylic paint and dye on recycled fabric; machine-pieced and hand-quilted.

Jeanna Eve Klein
Thursday, June 29 to Saturday, October 7, Oct. 12, 2017 – Jan 20, 2018
Charleston Heights Arts Center




Abandoned houses haunt my waking dreams. I think about who once lived there, what their stories were, and why those stories weren’t important enough to be preserved. I wonder when the first broken window was left unfixed, when the first roof tile wasn’t replaced, and why the former inhabitants fled.

 

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.

 

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


 

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


 


Looking at Past Exhibits...

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