New Mexico is well known as a center for traditional Native American and Spanish Colonial art.  Las Vegas, the Original-the Authentic-the TRUE, is known primarily as a gritty wild-west town.  Its residents take pride in their frontera past in ways that honor the legacy of their forefathers.  This is definitely a fascinating part of its history – an original source of authentic multi-layered New Mexico culture with sacred and secular, traditional and contemporary artistic traditions.


Las Vegas is a unique American Cultural Treasure, keeping traditions alive while creating a vibrant artistic and cultural future. This culture rich community was designated a New Mexico Arts & Culture District as one of the two pilot programs in 2008.


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