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Local Artists Add Dash To Gift+Home

Wednesday January 23rd, 2013 - 9:44AM

A special “18b” temporary installation at the winter Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1, will feature a juried collection of handmade and one-of-a-kind works by more than 15 Las Vegas artists and designers. A first-of-its-kind partnership between event host International Market Centers and 18b, a non-profit association representing the Las Vegas Arts District community, the installation will reside in a 2,500 square foot World Market Center Las Vegas showroom alongside a dynamic group of home décor suppliers on C3.

Market goers will have an opportunity to purchase the art, sculptures, custom furnishings and boutique items that make up the installation. Participating artists include Alios Lighting; Assemblage Studios, Eric Strain; Brett Wesley Gallery, Brett Wesley; CoLab, Amy Finchem; Hayley Hunter, Hayley Hunter; Inside Style, Jill Abelman; Retro Vegas, Bill Johnson; Todd VonBastiaans & ByanMcCormick; Trifecta, Marty Walsh, and Vexed by Design, Marlene Reid.

“Las Vegas is well-known for gaming and other attractions, but the city also has a vibrant community of artists and designers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of IMC Gift & Home Décor. “We are delighted to partner with 18b to showcase local talents.”