Welcome to the Las Vegas Artists Guild.
"Celebrating 21 years in 2017"
Welcome, and thank you for viewing the official site for the Las Vegas Artists' Guild. The LVAG is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit Arts organization whose primary purpose is to bring talented artists and patrons together in the Las Vegas, and to raise the profile of the Arts.
All patrons and artists with differing mediums, are invited and encouraged to join us to share resources, common interests and creativity. We offer monthly meetings with informative program speakers who educate us on all areas of the arts, communication via Constant Contact & Facebook, LVAG Membership card discounts to major art stores in town, group and other exhibit opportunities, and access to local and out of state competitions. The bottom line is that the Las Vegas Artists' Guild is true to its motto "Artists Helping Artists".
?The Las Vegas Artists' Guild is a registered 501 (c) 3 in Clark County, Nevada operating within the city of Las Vegas, registered with the Internal Revenue Service. EIN #65-1169699
Honorable Juror Brian Paco Alvarez
Las Vegas native and graduate from the UNLV Department of Anthropology Brian Paco Alvarez is currently the Art Curator, Corporate Historian and Z'boutique Buyer for Zappos.com, Inc. Prior to his current endeavor with Zappos he was Curator of the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives, the largest and most comprehensive Post World War II Las Vegas photo collection in the world. He has also served as the interim Curator of the Neon Museum, Curator of the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs Centennial Project Vegas V.I.P. (Vegas Viewed in Postcards) and Curator of the Hispanic Museum of Nevada. He was also the Collections Manager of the Liberace Museum.
In addition, Paco has completed curatorial projects for the Siegfried and Roy Costume Collection, Nevada State Museum, the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and Redevelopment Agency, L. Maynard Galleries and has also consulted on overseas projects in London. In 2008 he curated the successful Beneath the Neon exhibition based on the acclaimed book by the same name, authored by Matthew O’Brien.
Paco has proudly served as a trustee to the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation – The National Atomic Testing Museum, board member of the Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas, the Hispanic Museum of Nevada, the Nevada Museums Association, 18b Arts District Association, Preserve Nevada and Chairman of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts board of directors.
Today, Paco continues his work in the cultural arts by being an enthusiastic supporter of Downtown Las Vegas – An advocate of Historic Preservation projects in Southern Nevada; He currently serves as a member of the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission (Ward 3) and advisory board of The Modern Museum of Art. He also serves on the editorial board of BLVD’s Magazine. During his "spare time" he blogs about the cultural arts, lectures on History, Anthropology, Urban Topics, the Arts and plays the African drums.
"Artists Helping Artists"
Implies that as artists of all calibers and as appreciators of all art forms, our motto is our motivation. We are here to be a community resource for what's happening in Las Vegas' art scenes.
The Las Vegas Artists Guild is celebrating our "21 Year Anniversary"! For 2017 your LVAG Board of Directors has planned many events, so come join the fun! This coming April we will be celebrating our 21st Anniversary with a Members show at the West Charleston Library. Please join in the celebration of our 21 Year Anniversary. Looking forward to "Artists Helping Artists"!