Arts community blossoms off the Vegas Strip

When most people think of Las Vegas, the arts scene isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But there is a tight group of creatives who live and work in the city, inspired by its desert environment and unique visual culture.

Meet the visual artists who are helping Vegas emerge as a destination for people looking to express themselves and make a difference. “Las Vegas has influenced my work in every way,” says local painter Justin Favela. “We’re a city that’s built on this magic. I think eventually it will become something that the world will recognize.”


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