enculturating las vegas into the next millennium... art, dance, film, music, poetry, theater, history, nature and everything else that enriches the lives of those who live and visit southern nevada... Since 2003...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Las Vegas Arts & Culture turns 10!!! 2003 - 2013

I just want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Years! 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Arts and Culture blog. Started by Robert Kimberly in 2003 and handed off to me in 2005 it has been a labor of love from the beginning. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to its success over the years. Of course Robert Kimberly who created this creative mess! My trusted contributors - Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev, Onnoleigh Sweetman, Evelyn Thompson and so many more. Brian Swanson my trusted friend and designer. RaShelle Roberts my amazing Creative Coach who since 2009 has given me the vision to move onward and upward with my career and life!

Huge thanks to all the artists, gallerists, musicians, creatives of all kinds and museums that make Las Vegas Livable. To Jorge Lara at VIMMAG  David Hardy and Molly O'Donnell at Arts Vegas for reporting beautifully about the arts!!! And of course all the weeklies and local publications that are telling the world that Las Vegas is not a cultural wasteland! A special thanks to Patrick Gaffey who is the Godfather of the Arts in Southern Nevada. If you don't know him shame on you. This guy was carrying the torch way before many of us were born!

Also a special thanks to so many others who have made the arts in Southern Nevada FABULOUS!!! Diane, Jim and Lynn, Suzanne H-M & Charles, Bobbie Anne, Lamar and Pat, Flo, Joan, Candy, Myron, Jeff K, Lisa, Jeanne, Nancy, James, Richard, Shakeh, Vicki, Geri, Nancy H, Cindy D, Vasily, Hal, Art, Lynnette, Rob, Kathy, Dana, Marty, Wes, Cindy, Naomi, Julie, Jacie & Lincoln, James & Staci, Jan, Sherri, Mark, Patrick D, Dorothy, Mark Hall, Dennis, Marilyn, Aurore, Jerry, Desiree, Charles, Kenton, Jonathan, Princess Anne, Jesse, Tony H, Jaime, Joey, Jake, Gina, Laura, Dustin, Anastacio, Kimberly, Brett, Joseph, Stephen, Amber, Audrey, Tom D, Kristen, Eric, Alex, Sky, Eddie, Jennifer K, Larry & Barbara, Kendall, Mary Jane, Geoff, Scott D, Mike P, Jason, David, P Moss, James W, Matt, Andrew, Dar, Brian, Derek, Roz, Brenda, Nancy H, Todd, Jennifer & Michael, Merrit & Nikki, Cory & Leslie, Polly & Jerry, Rudy & Kathlene, Leigh & Danny, Mark and Bill, Steve & Cima, Hillary & Michael, Marlene, Marc, Amy, Dave & Heather, Denise, Dick and hundreds of others, but you know who you are! Anyway have a great new year and remember PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SUPPORT THE CULTURAL ARTS. Donate, Volunteer, just get involved! And as I always say - Artists make great pets... Adopt one now!!!

Brian Paco Alvarez enculturating Las Vegas into the millennium...

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


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