First Symphony performance reveals local need for quality entertainment

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The question, what makes our community a great place to live can easily be answered by looking at the vitality of the arts around us.   Public arts competition, exhibits and education, community festivals, dance, live theatre, museums and galleries, … [Read more...]

Beaver Dam Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale needs your items

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There will be a Christmas Arts & Craft Fair at the elementary school after the Beaver Dam Parade on Saturday, December 13. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Arizona time and the sale and bazaar will begin shortly after. If you have used … [Read more...]

Polymer Clay Art headlines Brown Bag Presentation

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The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery will have a Brown Bag Presentation at noon on December 2 featuring Jean Wiensch and Patricia Nay who will discuss polymer clay art techniques.  Both artists are experts in this technique and will demonstrate their … [Read more...]

Follow-up bead weaving class offered

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Katherine Cole will teach a class in jewelry bead weaving, Thursday, December 11 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.  Cost of instruction and materials for this class is $20.  This is a sequel class to her previous 4-hour class in bead stringing.  Prior class … [Read more...]

Get In The Holiday Spirit with Mesquite Arts Community

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The Mesquite Arts Community kicked off the Christmas holiday season last weekend with the premier concert of the new Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra at the Mesquite Community Theatre and the 19th Annual Festival of Trees sponsored by the Mesquite … [Read more...]

Local donkey rescue serves as transfer point

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The Scenic, AZ Satellite Adoption Center of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue operated by Joan Dunkle and Fred Clark once again acted as a transfer station for burros. These burros were part of the final wild burro round up at the Sheldon Refuge near … [Read more...]

Small-sized art wins big prizes as Lucky 13 artists are honored

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A capacity crowd filled the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery on November 20 to congratulate the winners of its Lucky 13 Small Art Exhibition.  Many in the audience were also lucky enough to hold winning tickets or bids in the VVAA’s 2014 Raffle and Silent … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Nov. 21, 2014

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November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month- from the American Veterinary Medical Association It is never too late to learn the warning signs of pet cancer. Cancer is not strictly a "human" condition. As the No. 1 disease-related killer of … [Read more...]

Baby donkeys Reno and Amber recovering from reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

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In August 2014, Joan Dunkle and Fred Clark of the Scenic, Ariz. Satellite Adoption Center of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue were part of a wild burro round up at the Sheldon Refuge near Reno. At the request of Mark Meyers, founder of PVDR, Joan and … [Read more...]

NDVS Grants Initiative Expands Veteran Outreach Efforts

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The Nevada Department of Veterans Services has actively pursued and been awarded various federal grants in 2014 which are helping expand the department’s outreach efforts throughout the state. Such grants are assisting in expanding transportation … [Read more...]