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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

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

    Weekly recently awarded the space the 2013 Weekly Award for Best New Gallery.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Their Silverton appearance was one big feel-good moment

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Clint Jenkins' portraits will keep you lingering.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Rather than the dreamlike or deserted, almost post-apocalyptic landscapes in Dali’s paintings, Cheung’s animals (in this specific exhibit) are set into the angular, well-lit interior of the Daniel Libeskind building anchored with high-end shops.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Case Scaglione conducts the Las Vegas Philharmonic with guest vocalists Suzanne Vinnik and tenor Cody Austin.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    While the Health District requires the certificate, they couldn't say how many restaurants have one.

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

    They have superb taste and one of the best upscale vintage boutiques in Las Vegas. We couldn't help but wonder, what's their own living room look like?

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    Local artist Alexander Huerta offers art classes at Shannon West Homeless Youth Center twice monthly.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    Twelve artists delve into the philosophical, political, opium-induced, pop-cultural and sci-fi-inspired means of getting around.

  • Celebrities

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    The songstress is a perfect match for the old-school Vegas elegance at the off-Strip Italian restaurant and lounge.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

    Here’s a look at five outstanding schools where hands-on learning takes students to exciting new places.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    The owner of Commerce Street's Blackbird Studios has agreed to launch a satellite gallery in the Container Park.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    JW Caldwell ran through a mental list of artists whose work he admired, then focused on unusual materials and unconventional methods of making art.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

    Ginger Bruner and Anthony Bondi team up at RTZvegas.

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

    Art collector Patrick Duffy has arranged an unprecedented visual art program for the Life Is Beautiful Festival.

  • Art

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

    Painter, musician and performance artist Llyn Foulkes kicks off a season full of cultural contribution.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

    Selected Works is gallery owner Marty Walsh’s attempt to better connect the Arts District with what’s happening at UNLV.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

    No, the sign doesn't actually plug into the solar panels.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    Unannounced, visually catchy and made of stacked shredded paper.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    Hello, SolarCity.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    “Talking with the community and engaging them in their environment is important here."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

    What happens to place and identity in a shifting landscape?

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

    Residents, business owners and government and community organizations are working together to refresh Maryland Parkway.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    A 16-foot tower made of more than 50 stacked chairs.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    Also, a local gun range uses some insensitive phrasing.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

    What will archaeologists glean from the Strip?

  • Fine Art

    Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

    Las Vegas-based artist's new explorations of entropy, change and decay opens on August 21.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

    International street artists, Strip performers and a live multimedia piece set to Andy Warhol's screen tests are highlights of the fest's art program.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    Three of Artschwager’s blps have been placed around Cosmo for visitors to discover.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    Photographer Christopher Tsouras simulates the metaphorical and literal landscape of war as seen through drones.

  • News

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    The United Way of Southern Nevada rolls out its ambassador program in October.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    The nearly 90-year-old recreational refuge has a storied past, including time spent as a divorce ranch.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

    The art program aims to unite art and science.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

    Artist Scott Grow curates a solid show.

  • Art

    Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

    "Save Art Way" T-shirts have arrived. Next up: 12-foot street banners.

  • Art

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

    Smartly illustrated explorations of the culture of violence.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

    In search of an AstroTurf wonderland in the Nevada desert.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Traditional portraiture meets contemporary youth culture.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Carved Styrofoam penguins. What more do you need to know?

  • Art

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    It all started eight years ago, when Juan Muniz brought about 30 of his paintings to Downtown’s First Friday.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    "It’s nice for them to see something that belongs to them in a way they don’t 
normally see it.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    The young artists are part of a skateboarding-centric mentoring program.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    "The business plan is slow going for a place not bombarded with tourists."

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    The historic west side was cut off from Downtown in 2008.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Skating with the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls isn’t for timid souls.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Exchange features a diverse mix of media and themes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Artist Justin Favela has done something long needed in Las Vegas

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Bell and Patti LuPone among performing arts hall's new listings.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    An exhibit of works from the Herb and Dorothy Vogel collection open at the Barrick.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Art Way name change debacle tabled for now.