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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Story Archive

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    A Weekly writer chats with Valley residents using the new online currency--and buys her first BTC.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    “There are really great artists who have come through here."

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    Claiming the ephemeral

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

    The notable local recently dropped some serious dough on a piece of artwork at Christie's.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Are too many investors just hoping to make a quick buck?

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    Here's what they do when they're offstage.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    “There is this whole wonderful time that happens when you get out into the desert."

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

    Investing in the arts

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    Members past, present and future discuss the Contemporary Arts Center's mission.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    It's a great commentary on the absurdity of life.

  • History

    Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

    The Suez Canal and the U.S. transcontinental railroad were under construction when Nevada was admitted into the Union.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

    The Strip, the Arts District and in between

  • As We See It

    Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

    Wearing pants, cooking and other things we solemnly swear to do in 2014.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Artist Justin Favela creates works for Alios' space at Container Park

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    The 13-artist show at Brett Wesley Gallery focuses on all things male with a healthy dose of humor and confession.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Artists merge their own world with Seuss’ fictional plane.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    With Ryland Homes' recent purchase of some southwest Valley acreage, there's a lot of ginger coming our way.

  • Stage

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    Artistic director James Canfield is working his magic again.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    Artist, designers and architects discuss the environment and people actually care

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    Seven 50-foot-high mountains created by Swiss-born New York artist Ugo Rondinone will be placed along the I-15 near Jean in 2014.

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    The CAC is in a good space, literally and figuratively.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    Once again, art is a reflection of our lives.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    For Warhol, money and art went hand in hand.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    A “pensive counterpoint” to Las Vegas’ bombastic signage.

  • Style

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    “If you busted your head open right now, she could give you a field suture.”

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    Cultural institutions and events brought 1.2 million new visitors to Downtown in the past year. Will the proposed art museum add to that figure?

  • Art

    Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

    The Modern Contemporary Art Museum will be located in the Arts District and house 35,000 square feet of museum galleries.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    With numerous properties opening after implosions or complete renovations, a “once on this site ... ” placard or a few old photos or memorabilia couldn’t hurt.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    The Art Bar is one of the features that might better integrate Downtown Grand with its surroundings.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    Evangelizing in the style of youthful urban vocabulary, fashion, advertising and music makes it easy to, at first, assume irony here.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    One used to stand at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

    The female-focused exhibit follows the outgoing Warhol Out West exhibit.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

    But please—everybody play nice when bidding.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

    Denker draws from Las Vegas and the digital—with impressive results.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

    "That’s kind of how I feel about Las Vegas. It’s turned into Godzilla city. How did that happen?"

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

    News about a bar opening on Casino Center has ruffled some local feathers.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    Bondi turns cliché Vegas into elegant and thoughtful visual compositions with layers of depth.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    "Maybe we’re just a pop-up space or an art information center for the local community."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    "If I didn’t say what I felt or thought, I wouldn’t have anything to say, so I kind of made a career out of dissent. I get paid for being disagreeable, but charming, of course."

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

    Life and death are nailed to the wall in the form of potatoes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    The artist discusses the work, using water as a medium and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    Artists are painting works on more than a dozen Downtown walls.

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    Dean & Britta meet Andy Warhol and more.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    And with music by Wagner and Jimi Hendrix on the program, the rest of the lineup is just as intriguing.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Tattoo-inspired exhibit asks artists to work and think outside of the box.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    The artist who grew up as a "science nerd" talks pink dinos.

  • Architecture

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    As glamorous theaters have fallen prey to megaplexes and the sofa, the Downtown theater fits into a larger story about the decline of American moviegoing.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Why you’ll see a small crowd rolling into Trifecta Gallery at what used to be closing time.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

    A glimpse at varying styles of Japanese artists (known and relatively unknown).

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

    Sweeping panoramas of the vast, textured Nevada landscape and its water challenges.