Arts & Culture
Las Vegas Arts District
The officially titled 18b Las Vegas Arts District, which straddles West Charleston, is the city’s home to art-related galleries, studios, boutiques, stores, bars, restaurants and other venues. Monthly first Friday events bring tens of thousands of visitors to the district, which is comprised primarily of low-rise one-, two- and three-story buildings. Public art, murals, buildings awash in color and distinctive streetscapes lend character and identity to an area that is well served by short, walkable urban blocks.
The Arts Factory
At the heart of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District is . The Arts Factory is the commercial art center of the Arts District, featuring the area’s finest art and local culture, housing photographers, painters, graphic designers, and many other professionals. The Factory is also a social and educational hub. The facility offers educational programs, community meetings, and even a weekly drawing class.
First Friday is a Monthly Art Festival located in Downtown Las Vegas Arts District celebrating the work of local artists, musicians, culinary food vendors. This event is held on the first Friday of every month, generally from 6pm to midnight, and draws nearly 20,000 people to the neighborhood.
As First Friday has become more popular, the 18b neighborhood association set up Preview Thursdays for the day before First Friday. This event allows serious art collectors to check out the openings and galleries without having to deal with the crowds on First Friday. Galleries use this preview event as a chance to debut new work.
Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art displays brilliant works of art in an exquisite environment. Where “great art goes on vacation” The AAA Five-Diamond Award resort provides the perfect backdrop for the finest paintings and sculptures created by some of the world’s most influential artists.
Centaur Art Galleries
Centaur Art Galleries is home to one of the largest selections of fine art. The gallery contains works created by the world’s most important artists in history from Rembrandt to Renoir Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí, and hundreds more.
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
The Barrick presents fine art exhibitions and programs of educational outreach. Contemporary works are complemented by a large number of cultural artifacts, ranging from examples of skilled weaving by members of the Southwest’s indigenous Paiute to thousand-year-old ceramics from the diverse cultures of ancient Mesoamerica.
Downtown Las Vegas
Good eats, cool vibe, great bars, and lots of arts & culture. Downtown Las Vegas is ranked among America’s 10 great urban neighborhoods by Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
Symphony Park is home to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. It has forever changed the downtown skyline and experience. Future plans call for the development of residential and office complexes and other mixed uses to create a true urban center in the heart of the city.
The Fremont East Entertainment District is a multiblock entertainment area marked by retro-looking neon signs, several motels and motor courts, dozens of bars, dining and retail venues and the historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino. This pedestrian-friendly area has become a downtown “hotspot” in recent years. Container Park and The Learning Village, both created by the Downtown Project, are two newly opened developments in the area.
The Downtown Container Park is an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, delicious restaurants, an interactive playground, and live entertainment for the whole family.
Water Street District
We’re a quaint few blocks with an authentic small-town feel coupled with some really big ideas. You’ll find contemporary art. A classic European bakery. Small-town barber. Big city amenities. Modest cafes. Vegas-style casinos. Intimate retail boutiques. Outdoor amphitheater. Places to bike. Places to hike. Places to go climbing. And places to get down to business. Water Street features a growing community of professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs.
A vibrant walkable urban center in the heart of community, Summerlin’s most active urban destination is waiting to be explored. A diverse, first-class and homegrown mix of shops, restaurants, indoor and outdoor venues and events, including the Las Vegas Ballpark, City National Arena-home to the Golden Knights practice facility and more than 125 shops and restaurants.
Las Vegas Ballpark
A 10,000 capacity Triple-A baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin. Home of the Las Vegas Aviators, member of the West Coast League and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and host of hundreds of community events annually.
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Nevada Ballet Theatre continues to bring the Las Vegas community closer to the art form of dance. With professional Company productions at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, where it is the Resident Ballet Company. NBT is at the heart of Las Vegas’ cultural landscape.