“The Beauty of the American Southwest” in August

2nd Annual

Hot and dusty art  show

“The Beauty of the American Southwest”


The Lost City Museum docent council is sponsoring an art program taking place August 1 to August 31st 2020. The 2nd annual Hot and Dusty Art Invitational will feature the work of 10 talented local photographers.

The Lost City Museum, known as one of Nevada’s premier public museums, has had a long relationship with the presentation of community art. Fine local and regional artists have had an opportunity to display their artwork in the museum gallery since the 1980’s. The gallery space created by the museum provides a valued venue for artists to show their work. One of the guidelines given to the artists is that the art displayed in the museum supports the museum’s overall mission and image by displaying Southwest themed subjects.

By creating the Hot and Dusty Fine Art Invitational, the Lost City Docents support the ongoing art program by assuming the responsibility of organizing this summer art event.

The selected artists were invited based upon their artistic name recognition, acclaim through gallery shows, local connections and through creating award winning art pieces. The art on display will not be sold and instead entered into an awards contest.

A virtual gallery tour of the invitational will take place in August. The date and time of the tour will be announced on social media and the museum’s website.

Doug Giles, one of the photographers participating in the show says “I have fallen in love with the southwest and at the same time have taken to photography and attempting to capture the beauty of these landmarks and places around us during my adventures”

Due to the Covid 19 epidemic please call the museum at 702 397 2193 ext o to reserve a spot to view the Hot & Dusty show. There is also a limit of 15 visitors an hour allowed in the gallery.

The Lost City Museum is one of seven museums managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. It is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Monday through Thursday. Admission is $5, children 17 and younger and members enter free. Masks are required and a maximum of thirty guests will be allowed in the museum at one time. Take Interstate 15 north to exit 93. Museum address is 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.