Fine art isn’t on the top ten lists of reasons why people come to Las Vegas, but it does exist if you know where to look. From small showcases dedicated to local artists to fine art galleries, here are five of the best art galleries you’ll find in Las Vegas.
The Wonderland Gallery showcases the surreal and the whimsical. Located inside the Arts Factory, the gallery is a popular place to visit during First Friday, Las Vegas’ monthly downtown art festival. The gallery also hosts group shows throughout the year to promote local artists. The Wonderland Gallery features artists Kat Tatz and Lynn Adamson Adrian, as well as rotating guest artists.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art showcases the masterpieces of world-renown painters. Located inside the Bellagio, this gallery is perfect for anyone in search of a classic gallery experience. Past exhibits included the work of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and the Faberge egg. The current collection, a tribute to Japanese contemporary art, is on display until October 21, 2018. The gallery is open daily, but docent tours are offered only at 2 p.m.
The Bubblegum Gallery , located next to the famous Skin City Body Painting Studio, is all about fun. The Bubblegum Gallery hosts painting and craft classes for all ages, and is also available for private events. Classes include making slime, creating mouse ears, and painting. The gallery also hosts group shows every month, featuring all local artists.
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Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, open since in 1981, is one of the older art galleries in Las Vegas. As one of many galleries inside the UNLV campus, Donna Beam places a major emphasis on education and contemporary art. This gallery is open daily and free to the public.
The Art of Richard McDonald
If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, chances are you’ve seen a Richard McDonald sculpture.His bronze carvings celebrate the complexity and beauty of the human form and are a familiar sight on the Las Vegas Strip. The world-renown sculptor’s subjects include dancers, clowns and acrobats. Most of his work is on display inside the Gallery Row at Aria, but smaller collections are available for viewing inside the Bellagio by the “O” Theater.