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Charleston Heights Arts Center | Gallery
800 S. Brush St.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and most major holidays.
Free and open to the public.

Versiones de una ofrenda familiar / Versions of a Family Ofrenda
Sept. 16 – Nov. 24, 2021
A tradition stemming back from the Aztecs, the making of Ofrendas happens every year during the Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

An Ofrenda is a home altar, usually created for an individual or family member that has passed on as a way to welcome their spirit back into our world for one day every year. Atop the Ofrendas may be food, pictures of the family member or some of their personal belongings.

To pay homage to this celebration, the city of Las Vegas has asked a group of local Hispanic artists to create their own interpretations of an Ofrenda. Through various mediums and techniques these artists have embodied what Ofrendas mean to them and their family Traditions.

This show was curated by local artist and educator Natalie Delgado, with works from Adriana Chavez (work seen in picture), Manny Munoz, Daisy Sanchez, Miguel Rodriguez, Reina Dalton, Athenas Martinez, Dan Hernandez, Albert F. Montoya Jr.

Las Vegas City Hall | Grand Gallery Exhibitions
495 S. Main St., First Floor
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Free and open to the public.

David Baird's "Living Stones"
Through Oct. 21, 2021
Rocks and stones are used as powerful metaphors throughout the Biblical text. In this instance there is an implication that each individual should join with others and allow themselves to be fashioned into a non-material structure or “spiritual house.” Despite the promise of being filled with purpose, energy and power, this action requires sacrifice and the likelihood of being placed in an obscure position - hidden from view. The thought that one would consciously surrender their self-actualization and personal notoriety to participate in a collective mission is rarely celebrated today. This work is about our struggle to cultivate a unique identity while forming productive relationships to one another – building a spiritual house.

These works are special because they simultaneously define interior and exterior surfaces. They also offers the observer substantial authority over the composition of the work – a collaboration if you will. The “living stones” have no top or bottom, left or right. Each stone can be rotated and placed in multiple positions. The stones can also be arranged in infinite combinations and configurations. In this gallery setting please refrain from touching the work.

Las Vegas City Hall | Chamber Gallery
495 S. Main St., First Floor
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Free and open to the public.

Celebrating Life! 2021 Winner's Circle
Curated by Gig DePio
July 22, through Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
Award-winning pieces from this year’s exhibit will be displayed as the Winners Circle Exhibition in the City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., from July 22 through Oct. 14, 2021.

This is the 20th year for this popular art competition for seniors; the competition was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic. There was no fee to enter, but only one work per artist could be submitted for jury. Artist Kristin Meuser juried the exhibit of 96 entries.

Historic Fifth Street School | Mayor’s Gallery
401 S. Fourth St.
Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday though Friday
Free and open to the public.

Fruits of Our Labor
Aug. 12 - Nov. 4, 2021
Award-winning international artist Justin Favela brings his trademark papel picado technique to the Mayor's Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and the Las Vegas Book Festival. Inspired by Mexican still life fruit of the 19th century, and paying homage to "Sesame Street Fruit" and to the Sandra Cisneros vignette “The Monkey Garden” from her award-winning book, “The House on Mango Street,” Justin Favela created pinata-style depictions of fruit objects in both two and three dimensional forms.

First Street Art Trail
495 S. Main St., Along First Street
Available to view at all times.
Free and open to the public.

Windows on First: Bouquet of Fission
Feb. 1 - Sept. 30, 2021
Making Faces is a collection of character tapestries made from acrylic yarn that fill a space with a wall of images that are representational of our individuality and diversity. The hanging characters can evoke an idea for the viewer based off of the identity they believe that they would have. These faces will fill the windows as if an audience is gazing back at the viewer looking at the work. Each window will be filled with colorful caricature tapestries.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery
947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Wednesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gallery hours may vary, please call ahead.
Free and open to the public.

"Metamorphosis" Reception Event
Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 2 - 5 p.m.
Edward “Eddie D” Downing is originally from Syracuse, New York. His journey in the arts started in 1985 with dance, acting, choreography and much more. Now he continues his artistic gifts with digital art. Eddie D has always had a love for visual art. He developed a hobby with digital art and found that he had a talent. He would use personal digital photos and create this metamorphosis of unique digital artwork. Possesing a powerful creative mind, it is no suprise that he would expand his reach into visual arts.
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