Perfecting the blend of classic charm and modern innovation, Clark County is renowned for its art and culture scene. Whether your interests lie in exploring new cultures or discovering new music or poetry, Southern Nevada’s effervescent communities will leave you feeling enthralled.
Spend the afternoon at one of the county’s museums or take a ride through the streets adorned by public art display projects like Zap! or CENTERED. While many come to Clark County for the Strip — art installations in the middle of Ivanpah Valley and intimate and imaginative shows are what make the region a haven for art and culture.
square feet of galleries, art gardens and performance spaces in Art Square
resident companies, the Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
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Beyond the county’s natural beauty, everywhere you turn in Southern Nevada your eyes are greeted by the most vibrant art imaginable. Building murals, street art and sculptures lighten the mood with bold design and architecture, lending to the idea that in Southern Nevada, anything is possible. Let your imagination run wild as you gaze at the Dream Machine near Harry Reid International Airport or the art along the Flamingo Arroyo Trail.
Ten miles south of Las Vegas is Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, a public art installation that blasts unlikely color against the beautiful natural backdrop of Ivanpah Valley.
The county also offers several museums with revolving exhibits, such as the government center’s Rotunda Gallery and the Winchester Gallery.
Whether you have an interest in the history of aviation, mining, or something in between, Clark County has a museum to satisfy your hunger. Searchlight Museum explores the city’s hundred years of history, including local Academy Award costume designer Edith Head and John Macready, one of the pilots on the first nonstop flight over the United States.
The Clark County Museum offers a look into the county’s storied past. Explore collections that recount long-forgotten eras, take a walk down memory lane on Heritage Street — a collection of restored historic buildings spanning the decades of Clark County — or remember those who tragically lost their lives at the more recent Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Clark County holds a special place for enriched culture, with the Winchester Cultural Arts Center hosting exciting events that showcase the spirit and heart of the local community. Candlelit and beautifully-detailed altars mark the Mexican tradition surrounding the Life in Death Festival, where performances and poems confront a humorous attitude and lack-of-fear of death.
The annual Jazz in the Park Concert Series rings the spring season for Clark County with weekly performances for friends and family to enjoy. Grab a picnic blanket, a few chairs and dinner and spend an evening at this widely-popular community event.
A respectful community of art and culture is what brings Clark County together — making Southern Nevada a vibrant, thriving, and fulfilling place to live. Learn more from our Public Arts Office Supervisor.
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