GALLERIES ON THE PLAZA
DreamSpirits on the Plaza, 1815 Plaza, (505) 454-9220, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Home decor and antiques with local artisans and craftsmen represented.
El Zócalo Gallery, 212 Plaza, (505) 454-9904, 10-5 daily except 10-3 Sundays. A cooperative gallery of more than a dozen regional artisans.
War Dancer Designs and Gallery & Valerosa Interior Design, 1809 Plaza (505) 425-3877, Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Custom jewelry designed by proprietor, Neita Fran Ward, and crafted by Navajo silversmith, Brian Billie, and other fine Southwestern jewelry and hand-crafted gift items. Ms. Ward displays New Mexico and Southwest fine arts in many mediums, and offers a selection of Pendleton clothing and offers interior decorating services with a show room.
GALLERIES ON BRIDGE STREET and NATIONAL AVENUE
The Las Vegas Arts Council: Gallery 140, 140 Bridge Street, (505) 425-1085, Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. -12:00p.m., Wednesday 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tito’s Gallery, 157 Bridge Street, (505) 425-3745, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Features a range of fine arts by New Mexican artists, including hand-pulled block prints, and a selection of Retablos. Tito Chavez designs and makes unique jewelry pieces in gold and silver, with rare turquoise. The store also offers unusual lotions and soaps from Southwestern Soapworks. Inside the store are two jail cells where rowdy World War II airplane mechanics stationed at Camp Luna cooled off.
Unikat Fine Jewelry, 153 Bridge Street, (505) 425-6113, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Proprietor, Andrea Gottschalk, is a goldsmith trained in Old World style and works with all stones in all metals, including gold, silver, platinum, and copper. Ms. Gottschalk hand-fabricates each piece, working closely with customers to create, repair, or re-style their jewelry. She offers the work of other artists in a variety of styles, international jewelry, and children’s jewelry. Also for sale are historic photography, hand-carved Indonesian masks, and hand-woven pine needle baskets.
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