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Thousands expected at Art in the Park

Thousands of people are expected to fill Boulder City this weekend for the annual Art in the Park festival.

The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante Parks.

Art in the Park is one of the largest fundraisers for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. It will feature hundreds of artists showing off fine art, contemporary and traditional crafts.

The event is free to the public. There will be unique food and beverage vendors.

The participating artists will donate a least one piece of artwork for a fundraising raffle, equaling more than $25,000 in prizes.


Thousands expected for Art in the Park event

Thousands expected for Art in the Park event

Thousands are expected for the 52nd annual Art in the Park Festival in Boulder City in October.

Organizers said they are expecting 100,000 visitors to attend the festival over its two days Oct. 4 and 5.

Art in the Park is one of the largest festivals in the Southwest and it features hundreds of original artists, including fine art, contemporary crafts and traditional crafts.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Bicentennial and Escalante Parks. The festival is free to public. Besides the art work, there will be food and beverage vendors.

People are encouraged to be part of a fundraising raffle where the prizes are artworks from the 300 artists participating in the event. They are all donating at least one piece of artwork for the raffle.


Short Film Fest has Something for Almost Every Taste

A movie reviewer says there is a lot to enjoy at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City this week.

A short-film festival is a lot like Mark Twain’s quote about the weather in New England: If you don’t like what you’re seeing, just wait a few minutes and it will change.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Short Film Festival Returning in February

Some of the best short films are coming back to Boulder City in February for the 10th annual Dam Short Film Festival.

The festival will bring together filmmakers from around the country to show off short films in several categories, including drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, documentary, animation and student.

All together there will be 171 films in 26 film programs. The festival runs Feb. 12 through Feb. 16.

There will be a special program devoted to Nevada filmmakers. The showcase will start at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and feature nine films.

The festival will also show some of past films in celebration of 10th anniversary of the event.

All screenings will take place at Boulder Theatre at 1225 Arizona Street. There will also be a Filmmaker Lounge and Film Market at the Boulder Dam Hotel.

For ticket information and festival schedule, go to damshortfilm.org

Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show Set for Saturday

Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show Set for Saturday

Traditional rugs and jewelry from the Navajo Nation will be on display and for sale this weekend at the Alan Bible Visitor Center.

From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, the Navajo Rug and Jewelry show will exhibit and have for sale items made by Native American artisans.

The items are from Hubbell Trading Post, which is the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation.

There will also be two discussions with a rug trader and a master weaver about the history of the rugs, the symbols that are used and artistry of the rugs. Those discussions will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Throughout the day a master weaver will demonstrate how a rug is made.

The event is hosted by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. There is more information at wnpa.org or by calling (702) 293-8990. 

Winter Art Fest Set for November

The Boulder City Art Guild is holding its 9th annual Winter Art Fest the second weekend of November.

The festival will feature art work and gifts from dozens of southern Nevada and regional artists. Works will include paintings, sculptures, jewelry and glass art.

Admission to the event is free. It will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Boulder City Recreation Center Gym, 900 Arizona Street.

The Boulder City Art Guild is a nonprofit organization.

Free Museum Entrance Offered Saturday

Thousands of museums around the country will be offering free entrance through the Smithsonian Magazine's free museum day Saturday.

People interested in seeing the country's history for free can go to smithsonianmag.com/museumdaylive and download a free ticket to any museum participating in the program.

Several museums around Nevada are part of the program, including Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum and the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

The Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum, 1305 Arizona Street, uses three-dimensional, interactive displays and exhibits to tell the story of the Boulder Canyon Project and the building of the Hoover Dam.

The museum will accept a ticket on your smart phone.