Get ready for a weekend of fine art and sunshine! Now in its 26th year, the popular Summerlin® Festival of Arts returns to Downtown Summerlin® Oct. 8-9. The hallmark, outdoor festival features the works of more than 100 fine artists and craftsmen from Southern Nevada and surrounding states, each carefully selected by a jury of local art experts. This free event, which is set on The Lawn and under The Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin, offers a weekend of fun the whole family can enjoy.
Artists showcasing at the event work in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, pottery, sculpture, photography, glass and jewelry – all in a mix of contemporary and classic designs and various price points.
Stop by the Dining Arroyo at Downtown Summerlin to celebrate the art and culture of the Southern Paiute, Nuwu Art and friends. Browse handcrafted Southern Paiute fine art and folk crafts available for purchase and experience the authentic Native American dances presented by Las Vegas Native Youth Dancers, Calpulli Tlatelolco Azteca/Chichimeca Dance Circle, and Nuwu Wonumeegah.
For the science-minded, the UNLV Engineering School and Nevada Association of Land Surveyors will offer interactive hands-on science activities. Bishop Gorman High School, The Meadows School and Alexander Dawson will also host various kid-friendly activations throughout the weekend.
Looking for a few fun crafts for the kiddos? Create salt dough nature prints at the Children’s Pavilion, hosted by Discovery Children’s Museum, along with children’s character art, courtesy of Las Vegas Review-Journal. Community mascots, balloon artists and face painters round out the Festival’s offerings for kids.
Be sure to visit the Art of The Classic Car presented by The Mustang and Classic Ford Club of Las Vegas where a variety of cars will be on display along Festival Plaza Drive on Saturday, October 8.
Don’t forget to get your seasonal bounty from the Las Vegas Famers Market! The market will host extended hours on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 for all Festival of Arts attendees to enjoy. Located under the Pavilion from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We hope to see you there!