Park West Gallery Las Vegas Celebrates the Winners of 2022 Made in Vegas Artist Search
Last week, some of the best artists in Las Vegas gathered at Park West Gallery to celebrate one of their own.
Chris Elliman, an acclaimed contemporary surrealist, was recently named the grand prize winner of Park West’s second annual Made in Vegas artist search competition. That’s why Park West held a gala event at its primary location inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to honor Elliman and the contest’s nine other semi-finalists.
While Elliman’s art was the star of the show, the party itself was worthy of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoyed live music, food and drink, and the opportunity to meet all of the semi-finalists from Made in Vegas 2022.
In addition to Elliman, the other nine local artists on display were the Art of Oz and Ziggy O’Leary—the other 2 artists in the 2022 Made in Vegas’ Final 3—and the rest of the semi-finalists, including John Gamble, Ken Flanagan, Lidia Kirov, Benjamin Lerman, Kayla Patriquin, Cody Munier, and Dray Wilmore.
The artists all posed for photos with guests and with Park West’s Executive Vice President John Block, who was in town to host the event.
Everyone was also treated to an appearance by Kat Tatz, the winner of 2021’s inaugural Made in Vegas contest, and Melanie Stimmell, a 2021 Made in Vegas finalist who, like Tatz, has since become a popular Park West artist.
As if that wasn’t enough artistic star power, acclaimed art prodigy, internationally best-selling artist, and Las Vegas native Autumn de Forest also attended, making sure to spend time chatting with the collectors and aspiring artists at the party.
When Elliman was originally announced as the 2022 winner, Block said “We were blown away by Chris Elliman’s artwork. His signature style is unique, bold, and completely its own. With Made in Vegas, we were looking to shine a light on the immense talent in Las Vegas’ art community. I think Chris is a perfect ambassador for that community and we couldn’t be happier that he’s our 2022 winner.”
This year’s Made in Vegas winners gala was a fantastic way to celebrate both Elliman and the accomplishments of local Las Vegas artists while also introducing Park West collectors to some truly impressive emerging names in the contemporary art world.
Park West Gallery has two locations at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Current hours of operation are 12 pm to 8 pm Sunday to Thursday and 12 pm to 9 am Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit ParkWestVegas.com or call 702-630-1037.