Metro Arts Council is a non-profit, coordinating body representing the arts and culture, organized to encourage and strengthen the cultural life of Southern Nevada, and to further the development and appreciation of the arts. It serves as an information outlet; an advocacy voice representing the arts and culture; an umbrella for arts groups or projects needing fiscal sponsorship; a convener for professional arts networking and training; and a research agency to identify needs and follow trends in the arts and culture.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
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Moulin Rouge Panel Discussion at the Neon Museum
May 23, 2013
On Thursday, May 23, the Neon Museum will host a free special program commemorating the 58th
anniversary of the opening of Las Vegas' famed Moulin Rouge casino. The Moulin Rouge sign, designed by Betty Willis, is one of more than 150 neon signs preserved and viewed by thousands of visitors each year in the Neon Museum's Neon Boneyard exhibition area. On the evening of May 23, noted Las Vegas filmmaker Stan Armstrong will screen portions of his latest project, a documentary titled "The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge." Also on hand will be Claytee White, director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries. Dr. Michael Green, professor of history, College of Southern Nevada, will serve as the panel moderator.
The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet with the panelists for Neon Museum members only at 5 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. RSVP to Events@NeonMuseum.org
Nevada Camera Club - Meeting
May 24, 2013
The Nevada Camera Club meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, starting at 7pm, in the auditorium at Sunrise Hospital, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas at Flamingo.
The first meeting usually has a speaker or program, while the second is usually a competition or challenge show. They also hold classes and host field trips, and hold meetings for beginners and for action photographers.
Percent for the Arts - Update
Las Vegas will keep its funding for public art projects at current levels after the city council rejected a bill Wednesday, May 15 that could have scaled back contributions to the program. To read more click the link above.
Call for Artists now has its own page!
Click the link for Artist Calls & Resources to read about the exciting opportunities for local artists to be seen and heard! From Desert Companion Magazine Photo Contest, short film festivals, to gingerbread houses and Clark County artists call for entry, plus auditions, craft vendors and more, check the listings for deadlines and details.
High Desert Shorts Film Festival
May 23, 2013 - May 26, 2013
The 8th Annual High Desert Shorts International Film Festival showcase films of incredibly talented filmmakers from around the world. 28 films have been selected and will be presented at the Pahrump Nugget Casino. We are continuing with our initial goal of becoming an Academy Award-qualifying festival in the future to provide an opportunity for our filmmakers to gain Oscar-qualified status through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We wish every filmmaker a most glorious fruition of their vision.
For more information, please call Tony Mendoza 702-372-1201
Bayou Crawfish Festival
May 25, 2013
Bayou Crawfish Festival
Time: 10am to 11pm
Place: Henderson Pavilion
200 Green Valley Pkwy
Tickets: Presale $10 Day of event $12
The “Straight from the Bayou Crawfish Festival” is a wonderful opportunity to experience Louisiana culture through food, beverage and entertainment. From food demonstrations presented by world renown southern chefs to signature drinks served by Bourbon Street Bartenders. This festival will be filled with live Cajun and Zydeco music performed by the best entertainers in the state of Louisiana. So, don’t forget to bring your taste for down home Louisiana cuisine and thirst for the beverages located in the great French Quarter.
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