Come see the art and meet the artists in historic Las Vegas! The 2014 Historic Las Vegas Studio Tour is sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council (LVAC), and includes 40 tour stops featuring individual artist/artisan studios (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, mixed media and more; New Mexico Highlands University visits to its fine arts studios and NMHU's nationally recognized media arts and foundry programs; United World College art studio visit; traditional Spanish Colonial art, youth art, street art and quilters exhibits; a variety of arts events; and local galleries.
Las Vegas, New Mexico was a popular stop on the Santa Fe Trail and a historic railroad town.
It features a restored Amtrak station and a Harvey House Hotel (The Castañeda, now being renovated); two historic downtowns, (the original Spanish settlement and New Town, built when the railroad arrived); The Plaza Hotel (overlooking one of the most beautiful Plazas in the state); historic adobe and Victorian neighborhoods; a Carnegie Library; three colleges, including the only U.S. campus of United World College (located in the spectacular Montezuma Castle, once host to Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant and Emperor Hirohito); numerous locally-owned restaurants, cafés, lodging and an award-winning microbrewery; and over 900 homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Las Vegas is the only town of its size in the U.S. to boast 100 years of film and television history, including Tom Mix, Red Dawn, All the Pretty Horses, Paul, Longmire and Academy Award-winning No Country for Old Men; many artists live here and produce work in every form.
Come join us on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th to celebrate the arts in Las Vegas. Stay overnight and enjoy the variety of events scheduled for the entire weekend. Visit artists, explore the town and sample all that Las Vegas has to offer. We're located 50 minutes due east of Santa Fe -- take I-25 North to University Avenue exit.