PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Cultural Arts & Community Events programs: www.artslasvegas.org

 

 

Summer I 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)

 

Registration May 1-June 14 for the six-week class session June 14-July 22, 2017.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; drawing; ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop dance; adult theatre; and private lessons in piano, voice or ballroom dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Ableton Workshop: 4 Weekly Classes (all ages)

 

Thursday, June 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $40 full session/$10 per class.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Conference Room, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-3515.

 

Final class of Ableton Live trainers going in depth, covering music production tips and tricks like creating beats with drum racks and loops, recording and arranging midi performances, capturing scenes in session view, recording scenes into arrangement view, automation, audio effects, grooves, audio effect racks, midi mapping, exporting, push 2, the APC 40, warping and DJing with Ableton Live. Call 702-229-ARTS for more information; register at https://goo.gl/wJW9uY.

 

 

 

AMP Artists Reception

 

Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, Room D.

 

Meet the artists for the AMP utility box painting project, presented by the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Arts Commission. Artists Thomas Bisesti, Maureen Halligan, Nanda Sharif-Pour and Mark Brandvik have painted the utility boxes along Maryland Parkway between Charleston Boulevard and Stewart Avenue to beautify the urban environment. For more information, call 702-229-4631 or email LMachado@LasVegasNevada.gov.

 

 

 

Public Art Workshop (ages 17+)

 

Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Frank Wright Memorial Courtyard, 401 S. Fourth St.

 

Guerrilla Artz Foundation and the city of Las Vegas present a hands-on, public art workshop emphasizing the benefits of the collaborative mural process through community engagement. Artists and arts enthusiasts are encouraged to arrive prepared, as participants will be using acrylic paint outdoors to create multi-panel mural works. Paint supplies and light refreshments will be provided. For details or to RSVP, call 702-229-4631 or email LMachado@LasVegasNevada.gov.


Play with Swords: A Stage Combat Celebration (all ages)

 

Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m.

 

Cost: $10 plus tax in advance; $15 plus tax at the door.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Swords! Shakespeare! Slapstick! From the works of Shakespeare to contemporary drama, stage combat is a skill utilized throughout every genre in dramatic literature. Watch certified instructors from The Society of American Fight Directors as they demonstrate and discuss multiple stage weapon styles and systems in an exciting, fast-paced production you won’t want to miss! Collin Bressie and company will be available for an audience question-and-answer session immediately following the performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702-229-6383 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center Sculpture Outreach Meeting

 

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

The public is invited to hear presentations from three finalists on their proposals for a public art sculpture to be installed outside the West Las Vegas Arts Center. Public comments and input are invited on each of the proposals submitted. The winning artist or artist team will be awarded a $72,000 commission, sponsored by the city of Las Vegas. Artists Eileen Gay, Gus and Lina Ocamposilva, and Seth Emerson Palmiter are competing for their work to be showcased in front of the arts center along Lake Mead Boulevard. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit written responses to the presentations. The comments will be shared with the selection panel before the final decision is made. Installation of the winning artwork is expected by December 2018. For more information, call 702-229-1827 or 702-229-5431.

 

 

 

A Century of Chaplin (all ages)

 

Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs or blankets to be more comfortable.

 

Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road

 

Celebrating 100 years of Charlie Chaplin films with a few of Chaplin’s classic silent movies made in 1917. Part of the magic of Chaplin’s films comes from this master artist’s meticulous attention to detail and his grace in eliciting laughs from even the most hardened cynic. The mere mention of his name conjures up one of the most easily recognizable characters of the 20th century — his cane, bowler hat, baggie trousers, button moustache — and the kind, forgiving face. Charlie Chaplin was the most versatile, lovable comedic performer of his era, and an icon of world cinema whose very silhouette raises smiles. For additional information, call 702-229-ARTS.

 

 

 

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2017 (ages 10-15)

 

Monday-Friday, June 12–Aug. 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Cost: $400 per youth.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

Cosponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

 

This eight-week, arts-intensive, leadership program culminates in the presentation of several community productions that are free and open to the public. PVAC applications are available at the West Las Vegas Arts Center and must be submitted in person to the West Las Vegas Arts Center Cultural Team. The PVAC application packet and registration payment submission deadline is Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 702-229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.


For 21 years, city of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Arts Center 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 commit themselves to the philosophy, “Excellence without Excuse,” while developing an appreciation for music, dance, theatre and the spoken word. The West Las Vegas Arts Center’s goal is to produce healthy, solid and responsible citizens, with steadfast discipline, resiliency to manage emotional or physical growth, integrity and pride to become dynamic community ambassadors through cultural and performing arts.

 

 

 

14th Annual Senior Idol Talent Showcase (all ages)

 

Thursday, June 15, 3 p.m.

 

Tickets: $5, available at all city of Las Vegas senior centers, while they last.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Enjoy the annual senior talent showcase. Professional and amateur performing seniors from across the valley who were selected from auditions will showcase their talents in individual and group dance, vocals, comedy and musical instrument performance! The show is organized by the staff of the Las Vegas Senior Center and performed at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Call 702-229-6454 for information.

 

 

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

 

Hosted by Keith Brantley

 

Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-4800.

 

A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants featuring the best local talent.

 

 

 

DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival (all ages)

 

Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m.

 

Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and pre-show entertainment (no host bar).

 

Tickets: $20 plus tax.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-3515.

 

Enjoy this celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz greats past and present. The Django Festival All-Stars (of France), the Biel Ballester Trio and The Hot Club of Las Vegas are featured performers this year. For information and tickets, call 702-229-ARTS or visit www.artslasvegas.org. The parking garage on Clark between Third and Fourth streets is free on weekends! This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Children’s Summer Drama Conservatory (ages 8-11)

 

Monday-Friday, June 19-30, 8 a.m. to noon.

 

Cost: $225 per youth.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

This two-week conservatory offers young actor training for every experience level.  A performance on the main stage of Charleston Heights Arts Center on Friday evening, June 30, culminates the experience. For more information, call 702-229-6553 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.


Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Teen Summer Conservatory (ages 12-16)

 

Monday-Friday, June 19-30, 1 to 5 p.m.

 

Cost: $225 per youth.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

This two-week conservatory offers young actor training for every experience level.  A performance on the main stage of Charleston Heights Arts Center on Friday evening, June 30, culminates the experience. For details, call 702-229-6553 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

17th Annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival (all ages)

 

Monday, June 19, 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs or blankets to be more comfortable.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.

 

Bring the family to enjoy fun, entertainment, shopping, historical storytelling and good food at the 17th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival. This event for all ages is presented by the Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation and sponsored by the city of Las Vegas. Refreshments will be available for purchase; outside food will not be permitted. The Juneteenth "Celebration of Freedom Weekend" is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, some two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that news broke to those Americans in Texas that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. Since then, generations of African-Americans, along with other ethnic communities, have commemorated the day as one of reflection, faith, renewal, community and cultural pride. No pets, please. For complete details and information, visit www.June19LV.com.

 

 

 

Summer II 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)

 

Registration June 21-Aug. 2, for the four-week class session Aug 2-26, 2017.

 

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Fine arts courses offered include hip hop, drawing, visual arts, adult theatre, and private lessons in music and ballroom dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

 

“Red” Aerial Gallery Banner Exhibit

 

Through May 2018

 

Vinyl banners will be available to view at all times on First Street from Boulder to Bridger avenues.

 

The Aerial Gallery along the First Street Art Trail is the newest rendition of this long-running banner artwork program. Artworks by Lyndia Radice, Camilla Quinn, Valentin Yordanov, David Ryan, Matthew Couper, JK Russ, Gig Depio and Andrew Colunga will be featured on light poles spanning eight blocks from Boulder to Bridger avenues. Other artworks along the trail include the Windows on First temporary public art installations, Mary Hill’s Cycled Musings bike racks, and Jesse Smigel’s Snowball in Vegas cat sculpture. Visitors are invited to bike and walk the trail to explore and discover. For more information, call 702-229-5431 or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov.

 

 

 

The Neon Teapot Prize

 

A Juried Ceramic Teapot Exhibit

 

Through June 8, hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

 

This intriguing exhibit offers a variety of clever, handmade teapots. The Neon Teapot Prize offers high school ceramics students the opportunity to raise the stakes in their educational experience. Five national artists and educators acted as the jurors. They were pulled from around the world to make the selections for this exhibit. The artists are highly respected in the ceramics field and are exhibiting their work in the Grand Gallery alongside student works. For more information, call 702-229-1012 or go to https://theneonteapotprize.com.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Art Show Winners of the Juried Exhibition

 

Through June 9; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall, second floor outside City Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St.

 

The Elks Helldorado Art Show has been an integral part of the annual Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days since 1965. Artists of all ages and backgrounds are invited to enter and have their artwork displayed in the show, judged in categories, and bid on in a silent auction. This exhibit showcases the winners in multiple categories from the show. For more information about the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Art Show and auction, go online.

 

 

 

Beads and Thread

 

Through July 13; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor.

 

The artwork in this exhibit was gathered by a national call for art. Artwork selected uses beadwork and thread predominately and creatively.

 

 

 

Celebrating Life! 2017 Juried Fine Art Exhibit

 

By Artists 50 and Better

 

Through July 15.

 

Free admission, by appointment only.

 

Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-1012.

 

This exhibit features the jurors’ choice of artwork entered for the 16th year of this popular exhibit. Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-1012 for appointment and information.

 

 

 

Nesting

 

Featuring the Artwork of Jennifer Henry

 

Through Aug. 27 and available to view at all times.

 

Open to the public on First Street; no admission fee.

 

Las Vegas City Hall, Windows on First, 495 S. Main St., along First St.

 

Nesting is a dynamic visual experience employing the everyday materials of paper and plastic to create an otherworldly environment that hints at the frenetic experience of being a creator. A student in the Master of Fine Arts Studio Arts Program at UNLV, Jennifer Henry transformed the Windows on First into a simple but stunning skyscape. Recordings of the Feb. 9 live installation performance with Leidy Pino can be viewed here. For more information, call 702-229-5431 or email PublicArt@LasVegasNevada.gov.


2017 Nevada Watercolor Society Signature Member Show

 

May 10 – June 3

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.

 

Call 702-229-1012 for current hours of operation and more information. For the last month of its scheduled run, this exhibit has traveled from the Historic Fifth Street School to Charleston Heights Art Center allowing new visitors access to seeing this wonderful collection of watercolors by the longest-standing members of the Nevada Watercolor Society.

 

 

 

Outside the Box

 

June 15 – Sept. 7; hours Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays.

 

Closing Reception Thursday, Sept 7, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.

 

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

This exhibit highlights artists who use cardboard as the main medium source for their artwork.