Discover The Arts!

 

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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

 

Summer Class Registration available through June 22 for six-week session June 12-July 27.

The city of Las Vegas offers fine arts classes at several locations that are designed to mold the next generation of artists in a guided, dynamic and studio-style program tailored to the needs of each student. These open-enrollment classes encourage exploration while creating the opportunity for each student to experience a diverse performing and visual arts education. Classes are available for all ages and levels of experience in dance, music, theatre, visual and cultural arts. To register, or for more information, visit online or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center Class Registration (ages 6-adult)
    Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
    Courses offered include Adult Drama and Improvisation, Visual Arts, Music Theory, Group Guitar and private lessons in piano/voice/guitar by appointment.
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center Class Registration (ages 2-adult)
    West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
    Classes offered include African Dance, African Drum, Ballet, Street Funk, Hip-Hop, Audio Recording/Engineering, Kemetic Yoga and Chess.

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s Season Celebration Party (all ages)

Saturday, June 1, 3 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Join us for a celebration of Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s season as we say goodbye to the 2018-2019 and ring in the new 2019-2020 season. Refreshments will be provided. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26; 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person per week at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. Dances co-presented with the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-732-4871 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

 

DjangoVegas! Jazz Festival (all ages)

Saturday, June 15, 4 to 10 p.m.

Tickets: $25 (plus tax/fees).

Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

This annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present features Hot Club of Las Vegas, The Lost Fingers, and jazz sensation Cyrille Aimee, who the New York Times calls “a rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers.”  Local musicians will jam 4-6 p.m.; this session will be open to anyone who wishes to jam with other jazz lovers. The performance starts at 6 p.m.; refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking will be available in the garage between Third and Fourth streets at Clark Avenue. For tickets and information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, June 15, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members at the door.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

The dance is co-presented by the city of Las Vegas and USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. For more information, call 702-260-0772 or go online to www.usadancelasvegas.com.

 

16th Annual Senior Idol Showcase (all ages)

Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $5 per person.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Enjoy a variety show by amateur and professional performers ages 50+. Showcase tickets sell out every year for the single performance at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at all city of Las Vegas senior centers until sold out. For more information, call 702-229-6454.

 

The Poets’ Corner (ages 17+)

Hosted by LaBlaque.

Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Founded at the West Las Vegas Arts Center in 1997, The Poets’ Corner premiered as the first established poetry program in Las Vegas. This monthly forum event, hosted by LaBlaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Due to potential subject matter, we strongly advise participants be age 17 or older. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

New Exhibitions

The Wide View

Co-presented with Opportunity Village.

June 6-Aug. 31, hours noon-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition Reception: Thursday, June 6, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Mayor’s Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

This exhibition will display visual work in different media created in different settings by a majority of female artists participating in classes and workshops at Opportunity Village’s fine arts program. As the title suggests, the concept of this show focuses on the wide (as opposite to narrow) view of how artists in the program contemplate the natural world, from observation to imagination and abstraction. Observe how these viewing angles are non-linear or hierarchic, and multi-faceted, layered across, non-vertically. The exhibition’s positive and progressive message is that cultural barriers can be overcome. The focus is on ability, rather than on barrier-building disability, for program participants at Opportunity Village. A sense of artistic freedom can be discovered in three multi-media showcases, varying from the grand scheme of things to the specific. The exhibition is a survey spanning works from 2012-2019. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Remnant

Featuring the photography of Jason Tannen.

June 26-Sept. 28, hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Artist Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Jason Tannen is a photographer, gallery curator, and educator. Since 1978, his photography has explored the urban landscape, integrating photography with video, installation, and time-based digital media. Tannen has exhibited his photographs and video projects widely, in the United States and internationally. This exhibition explores the urban environment and his interest in tracing urban erosion and obsolescence, as seen in storefront displays and the topography of signs, symbols and human representation. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Closing Exhibitions

Salon des Refusés Through June 22, hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

Enjoy this exhibition by artists age 50 and better of artworks that were submitted for Celebrating Life! 2019 but not selected for the main exhibition. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Hearts4Vegas Touring Exhibition

Through June 17, hours Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Friday, weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive, 702-229-6251.

A traveling exhibition of items sent to the city from all over the world expressing love, support and healing for everyone in Las Vegas affected by the tragic events of Oct. 1. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Current Exhibitions

Overcast: A Multi-Media Art Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of Brett Bolton.

May 10-Aug. 9, hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center Lobby, 800 S. Brush St.

Overcast is a multi-media interactive projection installation in which participants create generative landscapes of life by spreading projected rainfall onto a dry and barren desert valley. This project explores the endless possibilities that human influence can have to transform our desert valley once given the much needed (and often scarce) supply of water needed to produce and sustain life. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Celebrating Life! 2019 Exhibition Through July 13; hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Charleston Heights Arts Center Ballroom, 800 S. Brush St.

Enjoy this exhibition of artwork selected for the 2019 exhibition by juror Ted Decker. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

“Exploring the Twisted Nature of All Things… Fiber” Exhibition

Through July 11; hours 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public. City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., second floor

This exhibition celebrates fiber arts and demonstrates the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of using various fiber media in making art. Fiber arts is currently a popular medium and allows artists to explore and present contemporary concepts related to our culture and society in a texturally subtle way. The artwork created for this exhibition communicates that any material can be used to make art that is extremely thoughtful and filled with excitement. The exhibit features the artwork of Margaret Abramshe (St. George, Utah), Megan Berner (Reno, Nevada), Alison Bessesdotter (Scotch Plains, New Jersey), Judy Book (Prescott, Arizona), Shannon Conley (Moore, Oklahoma), Rosanne Giacomini (Las Vegas, Nevada), Holly Lay (Las Vegas, Nevada), Ginny Mateen (Las Vegas, Nevada), Yasmine Redding (Las Vegas, Nevada), Donna Rice (Bend, Oregon), Janett Rice (Las Vegas, Nevada), Aldema Ridge (Las Vegas, Nevada), Gail Seidner (Las Vegas, Nevada), and Patty Swygert (Earlysville, Virginia).  For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Reverence for the Irrelevant Exhibition

Through Aug. 1; hours 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.

Free and open to the public.

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

This exhibition displays the beauty in irrelevant objects by re-configuring them into sculptural art. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

Windows on First: “There Is Nothing I Can Do Without You”

Featuring the Artwork of Shan Michael Evans.

Through Oct. 1, 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 Street.

This living and evolving public art exhibition features themes of dependency, growth, change and circumstance experienced by the Las Vegas Valley and the world around us. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

 

First Street Art Trail Aerial Gallery Banner Artwork Exhibition

Through March 2, 2020.

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

The Aerial Gallery along the First Street Art Trail is the newest rendition of this long-running banner artwork program. Artworks by Natalie Delgado, Shan Michael Evans, Chase McCurdy, Austine Wood Comarow, Diane Bush, Jeff Fulmer, Brian Martinez and Joseph Watson are featured on light poles spanning eight blocks from Bridger to Boulder 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 information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).