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Nevada: Boulder City's Art in the Park Showcases Artists' Works, Wares

Nevada: Boulder City's Art in the Park Showcases Artists' Works, Wares

The important fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital returns in just a few weeks. 

Art in the Park, one of southern Nevada’s oldest and biggest cultural events, returns Oct. 5 and 6 to Boulder City.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

Ancient Native Americans Focus of Museum Lecture

Ancient Native Americans Focus of Museum Lecture

Before there were casinos and subdivisions dotting the southern Nevada landscape, there were the Ancestral Puebloans, an ancient tribe of native Americans.

Those ancient peoples will be the focus of a lecture at the Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum Thursday evening.

Archeologist Dena Sedar will present "Mysteries of Ancestral Puebloans," starting at 6 p.m. in the museum's Segerbloom Theater.

Sedar will focus on stones used by the ancient people, and why archeologists are still trying to unravel the mystery of what appear to be portable rock art.

The lecture is part of the museum's Third Thursday series.

 

Featured Artist for Art in the Park Announced

Featured Artist for Art in the Park Announced

The featured artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation's annual Art in the Park event has been announced.

The foundation honored Ora Tamir with the title for the 51st annual event set for October. Tamir is known for using oils to create Surrealist paintings.

There are still spaces available for artists at the Art in the Park event, which is one of the largest fundraising events for the Boulder City Hospital.

The event draws thousand of visitors to the downtown area every year. People don't just get a chance to see art by well-known artists from around the area. They can also view contemporary and traditional crafts.

For more information on, including artist booth applications, advertising and volunteering opportunities, go to artinthepark.org.

Art Show This Weekend at Lake Mead Visitors Center

Art Show This Weekend at Lake Mead Visitors Center

Regional art will be featured at a show this weekend at the visitors center at Lake Mead.

Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs will be displayed at the Weekend Art Show and Sale 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 1-2.at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Mata Ortiz potter Jorge Quintana and Damian Quezada will be in attendance. Pottery demonstrations will also be held in the visitor center’s auditorium.

The traveling art show and sale is co-sponsored by the Western National Parks Association, which operates a national park store at the visitor center.

Proceeds support education, outreach and research initiatives. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org or by calling 805-370-2301.

Fine Arts Festival in Boulder City

Fine Arts Festival in Boulder City

The event attracts artists from throughout the region.

More than 130 artists will be on hand for this weekend’s 28th annual Fine Arts Festival at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., in Boulder City.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Same Sex Mary Reflects Its Earthy Boulder City Roots

A band credits Boulder City with influencing its latest album.

It's a bright, crisp Wednesday afternoon, and Elvis' voice floats on the breeze that intermittently blows by.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Dam Short Film Festival Returns to Boulder City

Dam Short Film Festival Returns to Boulder City

The Dam Short Film Festival is returning to Boulder City next week for its ninth year.

The screenings for the festival start Wednesday at the Boulder Theatre and continue through Saturday, February 9. The 146 films entered in the festival are grouped into several categories: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Documentary, Animation, Student and Nevada Filmmakers.

This year’s festival will feature a 90-minute Found Footage Festival featuring old videos found at garage sales, thrift stores and dumpsters around the country. That festival will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7.

Tickets to each film program or showcase are $7, while a four-day pass is $75. Tickets are available at damshortfilm.org or at the door on the day of the show.