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Upcoming Parties and Events In Vintage Las Vegas

Gonna be a long week:

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OpenhouseHoliday Open House Tuesday 12/11 5 to 10 pm








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AAA Las Vegas Chapter  December Meeting and Holiday Party

Our next meeting and FIRST ANNUAL Holiday Party will be held at a private home filled with Mid Century Modern Magic…

The SWANK PAD! a Private 1950s home in Beverly Green
546 Barbara Way
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Wednesday, Dec. 12th
Meet and Greet 6:30-7:00
Meeting starts promptly at 7:00 to 7:30 PM
(PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER start time to MAKE TIME TO Celebrate afterwards)

Dust Gallery

Dust Gallery will hold a reception for Venske & Spanle on Friday, December 14, from 6–8pm

This sounds intriguing!

“Our interest lies in the development of a parallel universe of entities made out of stone.
In this show at DUST gallery, On It, we give an overlook of the different species.
There are the helotrophs, which are only complete with an appliance or a person. They are occupying their ‘host’ to be a full sculpture…
The schrumpels rely on the helotrophs since they need the space to be represented as they are.
Each of the orophytes (oro = gold; phyt = greek for species) stands in golden individuality.
In the ‘family’ of the gumpfots each one of them seems to grow out of their original shape and forms very different characters.
The smurfs are, so far, the largest population of sculptures. Each one of them has a different character, but seems to be like one cell plankton. They are widely spread over the globe (Australia, Europe, the Americas) and are a growing community…”
-Venske & Spänle

Artspace Originals And Suite Charities

Artspace flyerWine Reception for the new gallery and furniture overstock showroom at the Las Vegas Design Center in the World Market Center. Thursday 12/13 4 to 8pm.

Proceeds will benefit 3 of my personal favorite charity organizations. Nevada Aids Project, Opportunity Village, and Habitat For Humanity.

Suite Charity is a furniture outlet for showroom samples from lots of the designers and manufacturers who sell out of the WMC. Proceeds benefit the 3 charities.

Also in the same space is a new gallery called Artspace Originals which showcases 5 local well known artists: Nadia Klein Heppell, Leslie Roland, Jennifer Main, Chris Greene, and Dray

RSVP is required, but there’s no cost to attend. Call 477–0048


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First Friday Fundraiser Is Huge Success

PA263671About 200 ardent supporters of First Friday came out to socialize. Most of the best known artist, gallery and shop owners were there. David Figler, a downtown resident and KNPR commentator MC’d the event.

The 2 story penthouse loft of Soho Lofts was a great venue for a party. You’ll see from the pictures it’s in what we call “gray shell” condition, ready for the finishing decor.


Grocery Stores, and REI and the fate of the Arts District, and of course First Friday were the hot topics of the conversations I had with Tony Bondi, my best friend and travel agent Terry Wilsey, Denise Duarte and Marlene Adrian. We ran into Steve Ligouri, Marty Walsh, Phil Hagen, Amy Schmidt and Kristin from Vurb Magazine, Cindy Funkhouser, Naomi Arin, Stephen Jackson the architect,  and many others.



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Morelli House Open To The Public November 10th

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OPENS Morelli house to the public November 10th

Open House to Feature Fall Vintage Clothing Exhibit

Las Vegas, NV – 22 Oct, 2007: The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) announces a public tour of the Junior League’s mid-century modern Morelli House on Saturday, November10, 2007 from 1:00-4:00 PM. The open house will feature a fall vintage clothing exhibit from the collection of Diane Bush and Steven Baskin. The Open House tour and exhibit is free and open to the general public. Reservations by November 6, 2007 are required by calling the Junior League office at (702) 822-6536. The Morelli House is located at 861 Bridger Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.


Morelli fireplaceJunior League Morelli House Docents will be conducting tours that will explain its architectural features, the life and times of Antonio Morelli and the interesting story of the historical preservation project. The fall vintage clothing exhibit will feature seasonal colors and textures. Junior League members will be modeling mid century outfits and Sak’s Fifth Avenue has generously loaned mannequins for the exhibit. There will be men’s fashions, but the majority will be women’s from the late 1950’s when the Morelli house was built.


About The Morelli House & Public Events

The Morelli House was built in l959 by Antonio Morelli, longtime orchestra leader at the Sands Hotel, and was originally located on the Desert Inn Golf Course Estates, now the Wynn Resort.  In 2001, the League saved the house from demolition, restored it and relocated it to the corner of 9th and Bridger Streets on the outskirts of the historical district in downtown Las Vegas. The Morelli House is listed on the state of Nevada’s and the City of Las Vegas’ Historical Registries.

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Moonlight Mid Mod Tour To Be An After Event For Next Month’s First Friday

4th and Carson being restoredWe heard the rumor, got tickets for ourselves, but don’t as yet have a flyer, and we don’t think many other people know about it yet. I’d love to see it full of VVV readers. Join us!

Friday, 11/2 10PM after First Friday the City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Department is sponsoring a

Moonlight Bus Tour of the great Mid Century Modernist Buildings of Downtown Las Vegas.

It’s free, but to reserve a seat you have to call Richard Hooker at Cultural Affairs, 702–229–5431



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Nevada Day Open House At The Home Of Las Vegas’ Most Eccentric Collector

Lh dinosaurEvery year, Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, our former Lt. Governor, University Regent, retired neurosurgeon and obsessive collector, opens his home to the public. It’s totally a private collection that is museum worthy. He calls his little collection “The Hammargren Home Of Nevada History”This years event will be Sunday, October 28th from 1 to 5pm. This amazing display is located in the Paradise Crest (a true “leave it to Beaver” neighborhood in Vintage Vegas if there ever was one). The other post we did on Paradise Crest is HERE From Flamingo and Sandhill, go south to the first street on the right and start looking for a parking place.

I’ve volunteered to be a docent and tour guide for the event, so you could come out and say hi to me as well.

I was privileged to get a guided tour along with the Board of Classic Las Vegas, last week. I took lots of pictures, and am publishing some of them here to give you a VERY small taste of what’s in store for you at this annual event. Lots of other pictures are in the various links above, also.

The event is free, but donations for Classic Las Vegas are welcome.

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Our Favorite Downtown Artist – First Friday In The Arts Factory

Danny robertsAlso, favorite Las Vegas Historian is responsible for the 2 photo exhibits from the Las Vegas News Bureau. One is in the street party tents at Casino Center and Colorado, and the 2nd is a month long exhibit in the CAC at the Arts Factory.

Weatherman says to expect perfect weather for a night out. Look for us. We won’t miss it. Neither should you!









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First Friday In The Las Vegas Arts District Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

FFmap2007A_2There’s lots to see and do and hear as usual, and the fall weather will certainly help bring out a huge crowd this month.

The MUST SEE EVENT this month include TWO photo exhibits from the Las Vegas News Bureau.  We published the press release last week. One exhibit is part of the street party at Casino Center and Colorado for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The other is in the CAC space at the The Arts Factory for a 1 month run.

Click here for a complete list of exhibits, music, events and venues.


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Speaking Of Atomic Las Vegas

Check out this up-coming event on Wednesday @ Atomic Todd:

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Thank you to the great folks at VURB Magazine for the event notification!


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