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Top Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 In Las Vegas

November 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether it is pictures, paintings, sculptures or trinkets, art comes in many forms. While it can be hard to define, art is easy to enjoy because of its universal appeal that caters to diverse tastes and remains timeless. One of the main things that art enthusiasts come to cherish is the exclusivity of the pieces they select, but this can often become expensive. In a city that’s all about show business, genuine and inexpensive art may not always be so easy to find, but it does exist. These are some of the top places to make artistic purchases for under $100.

First Fridays
Arts District
Las Vegas, NV 89104
www.firstfridaylasvegas.com

The Arts District fuels the heart of many artists in the city and it is also the area where the well-known Arts Factory is located. Taking place within the Arts District is First Friday, which is all about supporting the local artists. The event is held the first Friday of every month. Along with the many local artists and street vendors, there is also live musical entertainment and food. Children are just as welcome as adults and there are areas set up specifically for them. The crowd is always exciting and often times eccentric as it is comprised of eager art lovers and artists that would like to make a living and be known for their works. All types of memorabilia are around and it’s recommended to bring cash since it is sometimes the only accepted form of payment by some creatives and other sellers.

Tony Vegas Art
4444 Shoen Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 325-3376
www.tonyvegasart.com

Tony Vegas is a one-man enterprise that has become well known as a spray paint artist. On certain days, he demonstrates his skills live for onlookers to witness how he creates his amazing work in a short amount of time. Among the many things he can create are images of nature, portraits and cosmic works. This spray paint art creates a hip and chic sense of fantasy and detail. Along with his highly detailed work, there are 3D pieces that have also been designed by Tony Vegas. The art can be sold separately, but buyers can save by purchasing multiple pieces at once.

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Fantastic Indoor SwapMeet
1717 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 877-0087
www.fantasticindoorswapmeet.com

There are so many artistic finds within this establishment that it can’t be narrowed down to one seller. Local vendors and business owners come together to set up shop with their personal and unused merchandise, creating an eclectic atmosphere full of interesting art, decorative pieces, contemporary trends and more. Choices will include wall art, beautiful illustrations, jewelry and many other miscellaneous trinkets. Browse around this venue to discover a wide array of interesting finds.

The Cosmopolitan
708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Inside of the Cosmopolitan are Art-O-Mats. Art-O-Mats allow all art lovers who are passing through to buy interesting pieces of art for $5 or less. So far, there are six of these machines throughout the establishment and they are filled with worthy collectibles. The available art pieces include a variety of mini sculptures, paintings and everything in between. Local artists are encouraged to contribute their works to the machines, so a buyer is bound to find something unique and impressive that has been created within the community.

Art Encounter
720 S. Arville St., Suite 119
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 227-0220
www.artencounter.com

Art Encounter brings together wonderful collections of classic decorative art and illustrations. Many different styles and artistic skills are showcased here. Local artists are able to spread their personal messages through vivid storytelling and support from the artistic community. While there are some pieces that are priced on the higher end, there are also some valuable and rare finds that are less than $100. Any desired framing is custom and there are also art appraisal services available.

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Princella Talley is a freelance writer and photographer living in Las Vegas. Along with writing for
CBS Local, she currently writes for the print publication, The Guardian Express. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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