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Downtown Arts and Culture

Studios, galleries, shops, bistros and other artistic nooks and crannies

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.3 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview:  Though Las Vegas is considered by many as simply a city of excess and void of anything cultural, there is a growing arts and culture... more »

Tips:  An arts walk through downtown Las Vegas can take a couple hours or all day, depending on how much time you want to poke around the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Commerce Street Studios

The Commerce Street Studios are made up of 11 different spaces, each sporting its own artistic style. Some of the galleries, such as the Ortego Art Gallery, feature the work of many people, so visiting one of these spaces is an eclectic journey into creative interpretation by several local and national artists.
1551 S. Commerce St.

If people are familiar with any artistic rendering in downtown Las Vegas, it's likely the Arts Factory. This massive, maze-like building is the geographic and creative center of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. It is an old commercial warehouse building that now houses several dozen studios, art and photographic galleries and a yoga studio.... More

3. Holsum Design Center

This space is sometimes packed with activities, but other times it feels a bit like a ghost town. In addition to a bit of office space, this building houses architecture, dance, design and photography studios. The real draw is Lola's, a Cajun cuisine restaurant open for lunch and dinner (closed Sundays) that receives rave reviews. If there isn't... More

If you're into vintage clothing, you absolutely must stop at the Attic. Filled with funky, second-hand fashion, the Attic is supposedly the largest vintage clothing store in the world. Whether you're looking for polyester leisure suits or old-school prom dresses, chances are you can find it here. And it's not just clothes that are tucked into... More

5. Emergency Arts

To venture further into the Las Vegas arts scene, you'll need to walk a mile through the downtown area to reach Emergency Arts. If you prefer to drive, there is free parking available in the garage on Seventh Avenue between Ogden and Fremont.

Emergency Arts is a creative collective that not only showcases fine artists but also writers, designers... More

The Neon Museum Boneyard is where old Las Vegas signs go to die. It is run by a nonprofit organization that collects, preserves and exhibits the neon signs that have defined Sin City over the years. The boneyard has more than 150 rescued signs that date from the 1930s. Among the broken light bulbs and rusted metal pieces visitors will find Vegas... More

This new addition to downtown is included on this tour simply because it was built to help encourage exploration of the many artistic and cultural venues in this area of the city. It sits between the Lied Discovery Children's Museum/Las Vegas Library and the Las Vegas History Museum. It also provides easy access to and from the Neon Museum, the... More