The exhibition is organized by shape; visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Free. Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, unlv.edu
The final showing of the winning photography that was published in the June 2017 issue and toured throughout Southern Nevada. Free. Mayor’s Gallery at Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., artslasvegas.org
Art inspired by Gold Butte National Monument, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and Basin and Range National Monument--Nevada's three National Monuments--will be shown April 27 through June 23 in the Sahara West Library. Included: paintings, wall murals, photographs, and sculptures.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in May. You learn about another culture, through classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and performances. Included: cooking demonstrations and classes, arts and crafts, language classes, discussions, and films.
Born in California and now living in Portland, artist Hayden Senter challenges reality and explores the idea that some of the most important elements of his life are only “transitory”. Using a combination of muted and pastel color palettes, Senter’s prints, paintings, and drawings evoke a feeling a separation and offer a surrealistic take on pastoral narratives.
A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family, and loved ones, memorializing the losses from the Oct. 1 mass shooting. Free. Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Hills Drive, through August 31. artslasvegas.org
A traveling healing exhibition of items collected from friends, family, and loved ones, memorializing the losses from the Oct. 1 mass shooting. Free. Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., through May 27. artslasvegas.org
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
Kinetic artist Sarah Petkus and engineer Mark Koch present their interactive hive of miniature delta robots, which react to participants’ physical gestures. Free. Windmill Library, through May 29. lvccld.org
Join us as we celebrate this year’s Photo Contest finalists at the 5th Annual Desert Companion Photo Showcase on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Historic 5th Street School. Enjoy light-bites, refreshments, and entertainment along with a retrospective exhibit showcasing a selection of past Photo Contest winners.
From crafts to food to everything in between, this is the place to celebrate all things artsy. Cockroach Theatre offers 20-minute vignettes, multiple food trucks provide mouth-watering eats, and booths of all sorts offer one-of-a-kind items. 5–11P, free. 1025 First St., ffflv.org
This photo and costume exhibit explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of the legendary show, which arrived at the Tropicana in December 1959 from Paris, France. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
True Sounds of Liberty was one of the original L.A. hardcore punk bands. They will be joined by Guttermouth, Guilty By Association, N. E. Last Words, and Last Rites. 18+ only. 6:30P, $22–$25. Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, brooklynbowl.com
Lyft is partnering with Fired Up Management for the Intergalactic Art Car Festival on June 9, with all proceeds benefiting local art programs through the First Friday Foundation. The out-of-this-world festival will convene the largest collection of art cars outside the playa created by some of the country's most brilliant installation artists. Tickets are free, with donations welcome.
Included 30-foot alien creatures, praying mantises, rhinos, monsters, alligators, swans, and even a stapler. At 7 p.m., the cars will proceed from Llama Lot at Ogden and 9th Street, then run down the Las Vegas Strip to Harmon before turning to return to Llama Lot.
An all-ages, art-filled immersive experience festival will follow from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with fire dancers, live DJ performances, food trucks, and artist demos. Vehicles on display feature multiple fire shows, LED screens, and thumping sound systems, and can be more than 25 feet long and over 30 feet high.
Local artist Robert Belliveau discovered that microscopic crystals formed in the juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables self-organize into abstract designs. Free for members or with paid general admission. Origen Museum at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Local artist Robert Belliveau used a polarizing microscope and photographed microscopic crystals that formed in juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables. The crystals self-organized into gorgeous, amazing, abstract shapes.
This exhibit showcases works by outstanding local watercolorists exploring subjects as varied as still life, abstracts, portraits, and landscapes. Free for members or with general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve through July 10. springspreserve.org