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Clay Arts Vegas set to debut near the Vegas Arts District

Las Vegas, one of the top convention destinations in the U.S. and world, will be welcoming a group of clay artists and other three dimensional art creators and entrepreneurs determined to help create a successful business near downtown and the growing Las Vegas's Art District.

The location of the soon-to-be-opened Clay Art Vegas's studios is 1590 Main Street, Las Vegas, Nv 89104, at the site of the former Art Bar. This newly transformed business will be a multi-purpose artist studio, artist classrooms, meeting site, and even a place for tourists and locals to purchase the artist creations made here.

One of the artist/cofounders of this venture Thom Bumblauska,s explained in his plans for success with this business. Clay Arts Vegas will even offer "spouse programs" for conventiongoers where participants can create their own ceramic pieces to take back home from Vegas and find unique handcrafted gifts for others from this studio.The studios will ship items purchased anywhere in the world.

Some of the cofounders and resident artists include Thom Bumblauskas, Dani Blaese, John Gregg, Marc Rosenthal, Mickelle Houk, Constance Stotzer, and PeterJakubowski,MFA. Peter currently teaches the only design for dance program in the United States which is offered at UNLV. He brings more than two decades of experience in professional lighting and scenic design to the artistic team at Clay Arts Vegas.

Clay Arts Vegas's studio is on the fringe of the Las Vegas Arts District and conveniently only 1.76 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center on Paradise Rd.The Clay Arts Vegas Studios will tentatively open to the public for their first classes on March 18. According to the founders of Clay Art Vegas, "We will be participating in the First Friday event for the first time as a studio in April."

For those who want to experience the studio firsthand, Clay Arts Vegas new studio will be on the bus route for the First Friday participants who want transportation to the new venue.

The seven cofounders and artists involved in the launch of this new business venture have strong educational backgrounds and diversified, extensive arts experiences in many genres. As part of a soft-opening for the Clay Art Vegas Studios, CoFounder Thom Bumblauskas hosted the monthly Nevada Clay Guild meeting inside this new studio.

Thom Bumblauskas, BFA, is a nationally known scenic designer for film, theater, opera. Thom's ceramics have been sold at art festivals, and art galleries around the country.

Artist Marc Rosenthal's favorite medium is clay and he'll be teaching a handbuilding class for young adults ages 12-16. Marc's sculpting talents and works of art expand four decades. Marc has been honored for his craft and his work has been featured in the Smithsonian Institute.You can follow Marc

There will be many ways for the Clay Arts Vegas studios to make this business successful and they will offer memberships, classes, meeting space, spouse programs, juried art events, retail sales of artist creations and they will also sell artist supplies such as clay.To schedule special events or classes contact the studios at


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