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Best Art Fairs In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 4:27 PM

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Free to the public, the Art Walk is a semi-annual, weekend-long fair that features live music, street shows, artists' demonstrations and exhibitions. (Credit: vranesh.com)

Free to the public, the Art Walk is a semi-annual, weekend-long fair that features live music, street shows, artists’ demonstrations and exhibitions. (Credit: vranesh.com)

Las Vegas has more to offer than just gambling and glitz for the people who live and work here. Whenever spring and fall arrive, locals mark their calendars so that they don’t miss the best art fairs in Las Vegas. — Diane Quinn
markvraneshstudio Best Art Fairs In Las Vegas

Free to the public, the Art Walk is a semi-annual, weekend-long fair that features live music, street shows, artists' demonstrations and exhibitions. (Credit: vranesh.com)

Summerlin Trails Art Walk

Summerlin Trails Village Center
1970 Village Center Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89134
(775) 253-4560
www.vranesh.com

Stroll under palm tree lined trails that weave around a performing arts center, the Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Summerlin Library. Kids can unlock their inner Picasso by creating their own artwork in the fun Kids’ Art Park. More than 80 juried, regional and Los-Angeles-based artists, like Mark Vranesh, return every year to show their latest artistic inspirations in almost all mediums. Free to the public, the Art Walk is a semi-annual, weekend-long fair that features live music, street shows, artists’ demonstrations and exhibitions.

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

Cashman Center
850 Las Vegas Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 386-7100
www.harvestfestival.com

Every September, more than 225 artists and craftsmen from all over the United States flock to one of the best art fairs in Las Vegas to showcase their uniquely handmade products. Opening on a Friday, this three-day, indoor event will tempt you with the best in handcrafted jewelry, glassware and ceramics, textiles, photography, home décor, clothing and specialty foods. There is something for everyone at this family-friendly and popular arts and crafts show. Locals know to watch for discount coupons in the local newspapers to offset entry and parking fees.

ArtFest of Henderson

Convention Center Plaza
200 South Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015
(480) 968-5353 or (888) 278-3378
www.888artfest.com

The booming community of Henderson is only a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Every May, people flock to the ArtFest of Henderson because it is one of the best art fairs in Las Vegas. With more than 200 national artists and dozens of musical acts performing on two different stages, you can stroll around the plaza while listening to jazz, folk, reggae and soft rock music. Satisfy your palate with fine cuisine and wine or just grab a quick beer and hot dog to keep your energy up for shopping. Many parents enjoy watching their kids perform their own art on one of the multiple stages. The ArtFest is free to the public and has become a traditional Las Vegas Mother’s Day weekend event.

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