Everything we know about art in Las Vegas will be discussed in detail for you today. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be broken down as the post moves along.
The best Las Vegas Art Galleries and Museums seem like the most natural starting point. With that said they are just the tip of the iceberg because there are many other topics we must get into like the best local art stores for those who want to buy some new materials or supplies.
We also can’t forget about the best monthly or annual shows and events have to get a shout out. On a beautiful day you can head outdoors to take an art walking tour or just take a casual stroll around an arts district in your area.
Expect to also read about the group classes or private lessons that are available at art schools near you. As things progress we will fill you in on where to rent studio space, in addition to discussing dealers, appraisers, and framing services.
Towards the end there is a local art map so you can figure out where all of these places are. And the curious types can check out our other guides for Southwestern cities at that link.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Las Vegas
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Las Vegas then head to:
- Centaur Art Galleries at 4345 Dean Martin Dr
- Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 4505 S Maryland Pkwy
- Metropolitan Gallery/Art Museum Las Vegas at 450 Fremont St
- The Arts Factory at 107 E Charleston Blvd
- Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery at 4505 S Maryland Pkwy
- City of the World Art Gallery at 4300 Meadows Ln #1430
- Priscilla Fowler Fine Art at 1427 S Commerce St
- Elayne La Porta Fine Art at 121 S Water St, Henderson
- City Lights Art Gallery at 3 E Army St, Henderson
Centaur is the oldest art gallery in your area and it displays the works of master artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dal, Renoir, and Alexander Calder among hundreds more. They sell art, hold auctions, and have a very large public collection of Leroy Neiman works which you can check out from 10am to 4pm every day but Tuesday when they are closed.
Every workshop, exhibition, lecture, and community activity at the Marjorie Barrick Museum is free to view from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday and the museum hosts an annual artwalk in the fall.
The Metropolitan Gallery is open from noon to 4:30pm Wednesday through Saturday selling art, holding auctions, and they can also help with the sale of artwork.
The City of the World Art Gallery hosts a monthly juried art exhibition as well as small weekly events and workshops. They also offer art classes and host private events but don’t go on Monday because they will be closed.
Elayne La Porta Fine Art is open from 11:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday and some of the artwork on display is for sale.
Priscilla Fowler Fine Art also sells art in your area and you can visit them from 1pm to 5pm Sunday through Thursday and from noon to 6pm on Friday and Saturday.
City Lights Art Gallery has art classes for students of all levels of experience plus scholarship programs for qualified graduating high school students in need of financial assistance. Throughout the year they also organize a number of popular art shows that you would probably enjoy and you can check out all they have to offer from noon to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These great local art stores should have all of the materials and supplies you desire:
- Desert Art Supplies at 2003 E Charleston Blvd
- Lesnick Art Products at 5757 N Tee Pee Ln
- Legendarys Art Supplies at 1000 S 3rd St #D
- Clay Arts Vegas at 1353 Arville St
- Blick Art Materials at 6300 W Charleston Blvd #130
- Michaels at 1251 S Decatur Blvd
- Desert Art Supplies at 2750 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson
- Michaels at 537 N Stephanie St, Henderson
Desert Art Supplies has two locations in Las Vegas and Henderson and provides a wide range of services such as custom picture framing, special orders, computerized mat cutting, vinyl signage, and airbrush/compressor repair. They also provide art classes right there in the store.
Legendarys Art Supplies carries a wide range of street art and graffiti supplies. Clay Arts Vegas sells pottery supplies and carries over 60 Laguna clay bodies, Spectrum, Laguna, and Mayco glazes, and a wide range of tools.
They also provide firing services, pottery classes, and workshops. Blick Art Materials and the Michaels near you are chain stores you probably already know about.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows and events held in your area are:
- Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in September
- Summerlin Festival of Arts in October
- Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Artwalk in October
- First Friday Las Vegas every First Friday
The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is held at the World Market Center where you will find demonstrating artists, live on-stage performance acts, and live music. Visit and see over 300 of America’s most talented artisans and think about buying any of the thousands of works of art made here in the US.
Summerlin Festival of Arts is a two-day weekend event held in Downtown Summerlin that features over 100 fine artists. Every year over 50,000 people attend the Festival which includes children’s activities, open-air fashion, food, and entertainment.
In October the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art hosts Artwalk which features a variety of arts, performances, and live music. First Friday Las Vegas is a monthly event that features local artists, makers, musicians, and more held right in the heart of the local Arts District.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
When you need help with buying, selling, or valuing a piece contact these art dealers and appraisers:
- Kevin Barry Fine Art at 5905 S Decatur Blvd #10
- Art Encounter at 5720 S Arville St #119
- Art Corporation of America at 1350 E Flamingo Rd #773
- Wyland Galleries at 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd
- Martin Lawrence Galleries at 3500 Las Vegas Blvd S
- Eanna Meritt Gallery at 1010 Wreath Ct, Henderson
Kevin Barry Fine Art provides comprehensive services including art selection, concept development, consultation, custom framing, delivery, and installation. Art Encounter specializes in custom picture framing, appraisals, and purchasing assistance.
Art Corporation of America provides fine art appraisals, sales, and willing to work with you to sell your fine art. Martin Lawrence Galleries works with sculptures, paintings, and limited-edition graphics by the world’s most famous artists including Erté, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and many more.
Centaur Art Galleries, Metropolitan Gallery, and Priscilla Fowler Fine Art from our best galleries near you list also sell art.
If you are reading this on a sunny day why not go on an art walking tour a:
- The Las Vegas Art District at 1225 S Main St
- Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours at 511 Fremont St
- Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Artwalk
The Las Vegas Art District is a vibrant cultural center filled with independent art galleries, performance venues, and street art. By downloading the map from their website, you can take a self-guided tour of this neighbourhood and find all the coolest stuff.
Las Vegas Pop Culture Tours will take you on a tour of the city’s downtown to get a taste of new and emerging urban culture which includes world-class public art, murals, and installations. Customized private tours are also available.
Beginning at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and winding its way through campus grounds and gardens the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Artwalk covers a number of arts, performances, and live music.
Sculptures & Statues
You can also find some really cool sculptures and statues in your area like:
- Seven Magic Mountains at S Las Vegas Blvd
- The Mantis at 707 Fremont St
- Monument to the Simulacrum at 401 S 4th St
- The Big Edge at 2600 W Harmon Ave
- Bliss Dance at 6 Park Ave
- Replica Statue of Liberty at 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd
near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15 in the Ivanpah Valley. Kirk Jellum, an aerospace engineer, created the Mantis which you can find outside of Nevada’s downtown Container Park Shopping Center.
In Centennial Plaza there is a monument tothe Simulacrum which was created by Stephen Hendee in 2015. Nancy Rubins designed the Big Edge in 2009 and it stands 75 feet tall at CityCenter Plaza.
In October 2016 Bliss Dance was installed in The Park in front of the Monte Carlo casino. Marco Cochrane was the one who came up with the idea.
The Replica Statue of Liberty stands outside the New York Hotel and is a replica of the original.
Las Vegas Art Classes
We are all at different levels and sometimes a lesson or two can give us the boost that we need. Some of the best Las Vegas art schools and classes can be found at:
- Nevada School of The Arts at 401 S 4th St #125
- Symbolic Art Center at 9151 Pinewood Hills Dr
- Atelier Vidigal De Vince at 1160 Vegas Valley Dr
- Wine & Canvas Studio at 730 W Sunset Rd, Henderson
- The King Art Studio at 2016 W Sunset Rd #100, Henderson
Kids between the ages of 4 and 14 in your area have enjoyed the art classes at Symbolic Art Center for many years. If you want to improve your skills in the old master style of oil painting you can take the classes at Atelier Vidigal De Vince.
Wine and Canvas Studio offers adult and children’s art classes as well as private painting parties such as girls’ nights out, birthday parties, and more. Adult classes include sipping your favorite wine or cocktail, while the kids get cookies.
The King Art Studio provides group and private art lessons in any medium including drawing, painting, graphic design, and sculpture to students of all ages. Seasonal art camps, painting parties, and life drawing classes are also available. The minimum age for Life Drawing is 18 or with parental permission.
From our initial list City of the World Art Gallery and City Lights Art Gallery offer art classes. You will also find instructors at Desert Art Supplies and Clay Arts Vegas which are both on the art supply list. Seasonal camps, after-school programs, and kids’ nights out are just a few of the programs they offer.
Studios For Rent Near You
Those of you who are ready to start a big project can find art studios near you like:
- Dtlv Arts at 1025 S 1st St
- Downtown Spaces & Naked City Studios at 1800 S Industrial Rd
- Open Format at 2341 E 8th St
- Spckrft at 917 S 1st St
A frame can take a normal looking picture a long way, and some of the best places for art framing in Las Vegas are:
- Elite Art & Framing at 3111 S Valley View Blvd #M-104
- Randall’s Art & Framing at 2475 Chandler Ave
- Custom Framing/Art at Your Door at 8605 W Sahara Ave
- Artistic Framing at 9428 Rolling Ridge Ln
- Fastframe Las Vegas at 3827 E Sunset Rd
- Aaron Brothers at 9881 S Eastern Ave
- Monster Wholesale Picture Framing at 1175 American Pacific #A, Henderson
Summerlin, Henderson, Green Valley, and North Las Vegas are served by Elite Art & Framing who provides services like in-home art consultations and digital printing. Over 3,500 moulding samples and a thousand framing samples are available at Randall’s Art & Framing.
Custom Framing/Art at Your Door provides full services like custom framing includes repair and restoration for damaged older and antique frames as well as art pieces and artwork installation. They also provide interior design services.
There are over 1,200 wood frame samples to choose from at Artistic Framing. Other places we have listed throughout the post that also do framing are Desert Art Supplies, Blick, Michaels, and Kevin Barry Fine Art.
You may also want to read our posts on:
- Everything Art in Reno
- Everything Art in Los Angeles
- Everything Art in San Diego
- Everything Art in Phoenix
Have Fun Enjoying The Las Vegas Art Scene
Well guys, we tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. You read about a lot of the best local galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in the area.
Anyone that stuck around this long probably loves art as much as we do. Feel free to share your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Las Vegas!