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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Off The Strip... New Genres Festival 2012 returns to the CAC

Off the Strip

Many have come, tried and failed, but none have survived as long as the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). Since 1989 the CAC has brought some of the most innovative and interesting contemporary art shows to Las Vegas. So in keeping with this long standing tradition the Grand Dame of Las Vegas' art scene brings back the vaunted Off the Strip New Genres Festival. Begun in 2009 the festival features an amazing array of performance and video based art with an interactive Q & A  session with the participating artists. The event will take place over the next several days and culminate with a new genre exhibition on Thursday, September 6.

This years festival features the artistic talents of -

Michael Barrett, Las Vegas, NV - 
Ryen McPherson, Las Vegas, NV- 

Austin Dickson, Las Vegas, NV
Justin Favela, Las Vegas, NV
Amanda Haymond, Las Vegas, NV
Julia Holden, Australia - 

Jenessa Kenway, Las Vegas, NV - 

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Mike and Jerry Thompson - Kid Meets Cougar - 

Slavomir J. Milewski, United Kingdom
Aaron Nemec, West Lafayette, Indiana - 

Miguel Rodriguez, Las Vegas, NV
Daniel Oshima, Las Vegas, NV
Lou Lou Roxy, Las Vegas, NV -

Ronnie van Hout, Australia -


For more information about this amazing festival please make sure to follow this link - http://lasvegascac.org/

About the Contemporary Arts Center - 

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 art organization in Las Vegas, Nevada established to develop and provide a central venue for artists and the general community to learn, network, share, and experience all varieties of artistic and cultural expression.

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