Vast Space Projects has built a reputation for its genre-defying art shows, carefully assembled exhibition catalogs and multifaceted events. Some Fine Women, the last show before the gallery closes, may be the most ambitious: 84 works of art by 31 female artists spread across three distinct spaces—including a satellite gallery located in a nearby warehouse, needed to accommodate pieces such as “The Scarlet Letter,” a 30-by-40-foot Alexis Smith mural that requires climbing on a ladder to be properly viewed. Spanning photography, video, room-sized installation, sculpture, even lipstick wax, the connecting threads the artists’ gender, an approach owner Shannon McMackin took after being inspired by the “strong, smart women” she met through the gallery. Through Aug. 24, 730 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, VastSpaceProjects.com.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.