Vegas Has Culture Down to a Fine Art

There’s no shortage of sights to take in

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world—and that extends to its arts scene. Here, artists and passionate entrepreneurs work with the public every day to create vibrant local pockets of creativity and engagement. With world-class performance venues, museums, and cultural districts, Las Vegas continues to cultivate the arts and community.

Streets of art

The Las Vegas Arts District spans 18 blocks just south of downtown Las Vegas and is filled to the brim with funky boutiques, art galleries, unique living spaces, fresh dining options, and more. Tour the area with a lip-smacking food tour or check out their monthly First Friday block parties to get a taste of Las Vegas outside the strip.

An urban symphony

Downtown’s Symphony Park is home to the Smith Center for the Arts, a visually stunning performing arts center funded by a private-public partnership with the help of local donors and the city of Las Vegas. This art-deco inspired, world-class arts center features crowd-gatherers like regular Broadway seasons and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Roots that go deep

At the Fremont Street Experience, a vibrant LED canopy covers a 24-hour area with shops, iconic casinos, light shows, and the SlotZilla zip line. Nearby, the historic Ferguson Motel is becoming a city block filled with art, food, and unique work and living spaces. Check outFergusons Downtown’s artist alley market for one-of-a-kind finds, then be sure to grab a bite at one of their two restaurants.

State of the art on the Strip

Did you know the Strip boasts a massive collection of public fine art? You do now! There’s the Fire Art Collection at ARIA (browse for free!), the rotating Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and The Park outside Park MGM, featuring the famous and breathtaking 40-ft tall Bliss Dance sculpture as its centerpiece.

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