In 2018 alone, over 42 million visitors from around the world visited Las Vegas to see the sights, gamble, dine and shop in the high end stores, boutiques and photographic art galleries located there. The city of Las Vegas, known historically as Sin City, has a thriving art scene found both along the Las Vegas Strip and in surrounding areas such as the up and coming 18b Arts District. The Las Vegas Arts district is an 18 block neighborhood located south of downtown Las Vegas and is packed with art and high end photography galleries, theaters and art inspired bars and restaurants.
With this much beautiful art on display in one place, it is no wonder that Las Vegas has become a hot bed for both collectors and art connoisseurs to view, educate themselves about and ultimately purchase high quality photographic art. If you are planning to visit the Las Vegas area and want to see some of the top art and photography galleries during your visit and you would like to learn a bit more about high end photographic art before you go, you have come to the right place. I have compiled a list of the top ten locations to visit below, but before you finalize your plans I would like to take the opportunity to let you in on a little secret.
It is no surprise to anyone, with the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas that the art, along with everything else you will find there, can be VERY expensive. I'm talking new car expensive. The secret is that the same gallery quality photographic art that you find in the shops of Las Vegas can be purchased directly from artists outside the city with much more respectable pricing structures. Operating an Art Gallery in Las Vegas can cost upwards of sixty thousand dollars per month simply for the cost of the lease itself! Add in the costs of doing business and the cost to produce the artwork and you quickly see why artists and owners are forced to charge the incredible prices that they do. Because of this, many of these artists will lead you to believe that the photographic art you purchase there will appreciate over time or is an investment in order to close the sale. This couldn't be further from the truth as described in this article by the New York Times.
Aaron Reed Landscape & Nature Photography: Gallery Quality Without The Gallery Price Gouging.
Many previous collectors of work purchased from the galleries listed below have wised up to the hype of the Las Vegas Art Scene and have started looking outside Las Vegas for Gallery Quality Limited Edition Nature Photography. Personally, I have a large number of previous Las Vegas Collectors who have completely shifted to purchasing their Nature & Landscape Photography from me directly. The quality, materials and images themselves are equal to and in many cases better than what you will find on the strip in Las Vegas. You can also see for yourself, by reading the reviews of my past clients that the customer service that I provide is second to none. When purchasing art from me, you will always work with me directly, never pushy gallery directors or salesmen trying to reach their quota for the month.