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Old 09-23-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Hi everyone--

I'm making my first trip to Vegas next week to visit my friend who moved there 10 months ago. I will be in town for ten days and I need ideas of things to do.

When I travel, I like to see up-and-coming areas that have galleries and local flavor. I hate tourist destinations (don't get me wrong, I will probably get into some trouble on The Strip). Does anyone have any suggestions? Does Vegas have any gallery hops, first fridays, final fridays, or anything of the sorts?

I will be staying on the north side, near 95 and the Las Vegas Beltway. From what I understand, there aren't any public transportation options in this area. So if there is anything in this area particularly, I would be glad to hear them. My friend will have to work during my visit, so I will need to keep myself busy for part of my stay,
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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here are some things on the est side of town... not sure about the location to your home.

theatre7lv.com | Arthouse Films, Live Theatre & Art Gallery, 1406 S. 3rd St
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First Friday Map (http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org/firstfridaymap.html - broken link)
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Las Vegas Art Galleries
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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I'm so glad to see there is a first friday, and I will be in town that day, too

MSchu, is the East side an up-and-coming area?
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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MSchu, is the East side an up-and-coming area?
No, not really. It is a well-established Latin enclave. Hasn't really changed much in 15 years.


It's been linked, but do check out the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Usually impressionist and post-impressionist exhibitions. The sort of stuff I like best.

Many of the Cirque shows are quite good, as well. It's worth seeing at least one. "O" is a good one to start with. And Google the Las Vegas Symphony. Maybe you'll catch a break and they're playing while you're here.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm so glad to see there is a first friday, and I will be in town that day, too

MSchu, is the East side an up-and-coming area?
it depends on where east you are talking.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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it depends on where east you are talking.
The east side that you mentioned in your post.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Hi everyone--

I'm making my first trip to Vegas next week to visit my friend who moved there 10 months ago. I will be in town for ten days and I need ideas of things to do.

When I travel, I like to see up-and-coming areas that have galleries and local flavor. I hate tourist destinations (don't get me wrong, I will probably get into some trouble on The Strip). Does anyone have any suggestions? Does Vegas have any gallery hops, first fridays, final fridays, or anything of the sorts?

I will be staying on the north side, near 95 and the Las Vegas Beltway. From what I understand, there aren't any public transportation options in this area. So if there is anything in this area particularly, I would be glad to hear them. My friend will have to work during my visit, so I will need to keep myself busy for part of my stay,

Hey Jason. I have literally just bought my house in Las Vegas and the arts scene there is better than you might think. It's mostly centred on the Downtown area. There are quite a few artists living in the Winchester and Paradise Palms areas, too. Basically anywhere there are cool, 1960s houses. But most of the galleries are in downtown, although many have had financial trouble because of the Financial Crisis. It's a pity you don't have a car, but check out downtown and definitely attend a First Friday if you're there. Here's a really good blog with lots of info on the Vegas art scene
Las Vegas Arts and Culture
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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It's been linked, but do check out the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Usually impressionist and post-impressionist exhibitions. The sort of stuff I like best.
I seem to remember that the Venetian also had a nice gallery. It's been a few years so...

It was inside the front doors then to the right.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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I really don't think we have what you're looking for, but downtown, as has been said a'ready, is the closest thing. And the BGFA. If you are here this coming weekend, try to make it out to Art in The Park in Boulder City. That is probably our biggest and best art festival...crafts too. I'm a jaded local and never get tired of Art in The Park.

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