520 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Vegas4Visitors Grade: A
At a Glance
What is it?
An arts collective featuring one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, clothing, and more.
Where is it?
In Downtown Las Vegas across the street from El Cortez.
Is it worth the cost?
Browsing is free and the costs of the art on display is surprisingly affordable.
What else do I need to know?
Stop by and check out Eureka restaurant on the ground floor.
What’s the bottom line?
Go here and support the local artist scene.
Las Vegas has a complicated history with art. For awhile there several major galleries and museums but most of those have shut down. This means if you want to seek out great works of art in the city you have to depend on local artists. The good news is that the Emergency Arts Collective is one of the best examples of how local talent can often eclipse that of the masters.
Located in a converted medical center in Downtown Las Vegas, just a block away from the Fremont Street Experience and right across the street from El Cortez, the Emergency Arts Collective is packed to the rafters with all types of art and handmade merchandise. On the main floor is Eureka restaurant, serving up all manners of pub grub style goodness.
Upstairs you’ll find paintings, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, and much more all done by locals. As you might expect the quality varies from artist to artist but some of the stuff I saw was good enough to be hung in the Guggenheim as far as I was concerned. It’s a great place to go for finding one-of-a-kind artwork and maybe even a really cool Las Vegas souvenir that doesn’t involve a bobble head.