Las Vegas News Bureau Stages 2 Photo Exhibitions In The Arts District

Portions of World-Famous Photo Collection on View Beginning First Friday, Oct. 5     LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas News Bureau, an operation within the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, brings its photo collection to First Friday on Oct. 5.    One photo exhibit chronicling Las Vegas’ entertainment history will be on display in the heart of First Friday’s outdoor festival.    A second exhibition called “Vintage Point” will open for a four-week showing the same evening at the Contemporary Arts Collective inside the world famous Arts Factory.  Four local artists—Darius Kuzmickas, James Stanford, Fred Sigman and Erin Stellmon—and three current News Bureau photographers—Darrin Bush, Brian Jones and Glenn Pinkerton—will put a contemporary spin on the Bureau’s classic images. A compilation of vintage and contemporary video footage will also be on view. Las Vegas News Bureau Curator Brian Paco Alvarez and Diane Bush co-curated the exhibition.   For more than 50 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau has captured timeless images of Las Vegas, from its evolving skyline and fantastic resorts to headline entertainers, sports and cultural events.  The partnership between the Bureau and First Friday is part of the LVCVA’s ongoing support of community and cultural programs.    


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With approximately 133,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 9.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to