Undoubtedly, the best way to see art in Las Vegas is on First Fridays, the monthly arts event that takes over downtown on the first Friday of the month. But you don’t have to limit your intake of art to once a month. Check out the best galleries in Las Vegas to add some culture to your life.
1 Funk House
First Friday all started as the brainchild of Cindy Funkhouser, the owner of the Funk House and co-founder of the monthly event. When she’s not conjuring up what will happen next during First Friday, she’s running Funk House with its mix of ’50s Modern pieces such as art glass, ceramics, lighting, paintings, furniture and more. This place is a must-stop just to see what you might discover next.
1228 S. Casino Center Blvd.
2 Brett Wesley Gallery
Brett Wesley Gallery has to be one of our favorites in Las Vegas. Here you can find internationally recognized and widely celebrated artists, such as David LaChapelle, Paul Morrison and Marilyn Minter along with emerging and mid-career artists (both local and international) including Danny Roberts, John Bell and Andrew Myers. New collectors can find help discovering their own voice in artwork.
Brett Wesley Gallery
1112 S. Casino Center Blvd.
3 Jennifer Main Gallery
Jennifer Main is a homegrown artist who has her own gallery going on seven years. Here you can find her mix of paintings and limited-edition prints bubbling over with her visions in vibrant colors and recognizable style. You can also find Main painting in the artist’s studio within, creating looks that will eventually end up on calendars, T-shirts, keepsake boxes and cards. The gallery is only open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment on Saturdays.
Jennifer Main Gallery
5333 S. Arville St.
4 Emergency Arts
The former Fremont Medical Building was converted into a creative collective with artists, writers, photographers, clothing designers, musicians, filmmakers, artisans, graphic designers, dancers, retailers, actors and start-up non-profit organizations working on their wares. Look for Altered Nation Designs, an alternative boutique featuring handmade, vintage and upcycled pieces; artist Mikel Patrik; Radiant Gallery with its works from local photographers; FlockFlockFlock, a vintage boutique; Jerry Misko’s amazing paintings and limited-edition prints;
The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, an indy coffeehouse; Sportadica Designs with interesting pieces of art; and more. The discoveries alone are worth the trip.
520 Fremont St.
5 The Gallery at Crystals
If you’ve walked through the entrance to the Bellagio, you already know the work of Dale Chihuly. His Fiori di Como adorns the 2,100-square-foot ceiling with 2,000 pieces of glass. Next door at Crystals Place at CityCenter, you can find his 4,350-square-foot space with even more of his works in sculptures, drawings and prints.
The Gallery at Crystals
Crystals Place at CityCenter
3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S.