10 art attractions in Las Vegas to experience in 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – The countdown to the New Year may be over, but time is running out. Here’s a look at 10 artsy attractions in Las Vegas to check out before they are gone for good and more that have just opened or are opening soon.

1. ‘Arcadia Earth’ on the Las Vegas Strip

First up, “Arcadia Earth” opens inside the Showcase Mall on January 7th.

The immersive exhibit opened in New York and explores environmental issues such as overfishing and plastic pollution. In Las Vegas, there is even a room dedicated to water scarcity.

Tickets start at $ 33. Discounts are available for Nevada residents, teachers, and students.

A tree will be planted for every ticket sold and the proceeds will be donated to Arcadia’s educational and charitable partner, Oceanic Global, which raises awareness of the effects of human consumption on aquatic ecosystems.

Learn more at arcadia-earth.com.

The Showcase Mall is located on the Las Vegas Strip at 3785 Las Vegas Boulevard South, across from MGM Park. The entrance is near M&M World next to Adidas.

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Credit: Arcadia Earth

2. ‘Ase: Afro Frequencies’ at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Another immersive new exhibit on the Strip can be found at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

“Ase: Afro Frequencies” examines the experience of black people through the eyes of artist Vince Fraser in collaboration with poet Ursula Rucker.

The exhibition will be visible every day until April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last tickets sold 30 minutes before closing.

Tickets cost $ 18 for adults; $ 16 for residents of Nevada; and $ 15 for people 65 years of age and over, students, teachers and military personnel with valid identification. Children 5 and under are free.

Learn more at bellagio.mgmresorts.com.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is located inside the Bellagio Hotel-Casino at 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South. It’s in the shops on the Promenade opposite the main entrance to the pool.

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Credit: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

3. ‘DIE-O-RAMA’ ends soon in the arts district

The first Friday in January will be the last with “DIE-O-RAMA” at Recycled Propaganda, which will end later in the month.

Admission is free, festival or not.

The show features the work of artist known as Recycled Propaganda, Byron Kemp Stout and Justin Lepper – which we featured in December for “How to Vegas”. Check out the Lepper report, which goes by Dr Lepper, here.

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The recycled propaganda, whose name is Izaac Zevalking, was featured on 13 Action News in 2019 for a mural depicting the Statue of Liberty handcuffed to a US immigration and customs vehicle. You can find this story here.

Learn more about the show at recyclepropaganda.com.

Learn more about First Friday at ffflv.org.

The Recycled Propaganda is located at 1114 Main Street South, Suite 120, in the Arts District. First Friday is an art, music and food festival in the region that takes place on the first Friday of each month.

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Amy Abdelsayed, 13 Action News

Artwork created by Las Vegas artist Justin Lepper, known as Dr. Lepper. His art is on display at Recycled Propaganda on Main Street in the Arts District as part of the DIE-O-RAMA exhibition until early January 2022.

4.’I’m here ‘at the Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

At the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, three exhibitions are ending soon, all with free admission.

“I Am Here” explores the questions: What stories do artists choose to tell about themselves and who is invited to speak?

The event will run until January 29 with a closing event on January 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn more about “I Am Here” on the museum’s website here.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located on the main UNLV campus at 4505 Maryland Parkway South. Follow the museum on Instagram at @unlvmuseum.

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Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

Bitter Earth by Carla Jay Harris starring in I Am Here. Credit: Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

5. “Human Resource Exploitation: A Family Album” at the Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

Also at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, “Human Resource Exploitation: A Family Album” focuses on the violent effects of government policies using photos and other artifacts that artist Elena Brokaw inherited after the Guatemalan government murdered his father, artist and activist Ramiro García.

This exhibition is free and runs until January 29 with a closing event on January 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn more about “Harnessing Human Resources: A Family Album” on the museum’s website here.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located on the main UNLV campus at 4505 Maryland Parkway South. Follow the museum on Instagram at @unlvmuseum.

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UNLV Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

Detail of the exploitation of human resources of Elena Brokaw: a family album. Original photograph by Ramiro García (d 1980). Credit: UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

6. ‘Seeing / Seen’ organized by Erica Vital-Lazare at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

“Seeing / Seen,” hosted by Las Vegas writer and scholar Erica Vital-Lazare, explores the contemporary and historical presence of black women.

The show features work by Las Vegas artist Q’Shaundra James – which we featured in October for ‘How to Vegas’. Read or watch the story starring James here.

RELATED: Las Vegas Artist Q’shaundra James Explores Black Experiences Through Portraiture

“Seeing / Seen” runs until February 26th with a closing event on February 25th from 5pm to 8pm

Read more about “Seeing / Seen” on the museum website here.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located on the main UNLV campus at 4505 Maryland Parkway South. Follow the museum on Instagram at @unlvmuseum.

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Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

Leisa Smith Moseley. Political strategist, activist. Photo by Carl Summerlin. Credit: Marjorie Barrick Art Museum

7. New fresco at the Mob Museum

There are several new murals for free around town, including one at the Mob Museum at the north end of the parking lot on the west side.

Artist Miguel Hernandez painted a depiction of southern Nevada in the 1940s.

This mural is the first segment of a larger mural, which will be continually
worked in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Mob Museum at neonmuseum.org.

The Neon Museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd North in downtown Las Vegas.

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The crowd museum

8. “Las Vegas Luminaries” and “Brilliant! »At the neon museum

About five minutes from the Mob Museum, at the Neon Museum, you’ll find a new mural titled “Las Vegas Luminaries”.

It portrays some of the city’s lesser-known historical figures and serves as an entrance to the show “Brilliant!” – which recently got an upgrade.

In December, we also showcased the artists behind these works. Learn more about how Craig Winslow uses augmented restoration to bring vintage panels to life in “Brilliant!” and how Nanda Sharifpour and Ali Fathollahi brought the past into our present here.

RELATED: Artist Brings Vintage Las Vegas Signs to Life at Neon Museum with Augmented Restoration

The Neon Museum is located at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

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The neon museum

Above: “Las Vegas Luminaries” mural; Bottom: People like “Brilliant!” (Both photos are courtesy of the Neon Museum)

9. “So and Now: The Neon Boneyard” at the Spring Valley Library

A similar exhibit is on display at the Spring Valley Library for free until the end of January.

“Then & Now: The Neon Boneyard” juxtaposes neon signs as they appear today at the Neon Museum with historic photographs from the archives of the Las Vegas News Bureau.

The exhibition runs until January 30. To find out more, click here.

The Spring Valley Library is located at 4280 South Jones Boulevard.

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10. Kristin Hough: “Time for Tears” at the Whitney Library

At the Whitney Library, “Time Out For Tears” is an exhibition of paintings based on still images from consecutive seasons of “The Bachelor”, “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise”.

The work focuses on a reality TV trope of contestants crying in front of the camera.

The exhibition is visible until January 11. To find out more, click here.

The Whitney Library is located at 5175 East Tropicana Avenue.

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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Bonus: LVCCLD exhibits in the Vegas Valley

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District already has tons of great exhibits in the city or upcoming, too many to mention here.

Find them all at lvccld.org/gallery-exhibits.

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