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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.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • As We See It

    Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

    The Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Art Design Plan was introduced this month at the first of four public meetings designed to gather input from the community.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

    "I can’t see how I can go on living away from you—these intermissions are death."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    "I have nothing in common with children today."

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    The exhibit features works that touch on immigration, gender equality, homelessness, profiling, racial equality and LGBTQ equality.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Capturing a century, from Audrey Hepburn to Brigitte Bardot to Humphrey Bogart.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Disruptive art, storybook ballet and a steampunk twist on Mozart.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    Very few bands have the ability to seduce listeners as powerfully as this 12-member “little orchestra.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    "People forget how important the area is to our collective history."

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    West Las Vegas' history, culture, preservation and revitalization.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

    Making pickups anywhere life ends—homes and businesses, churches and government buildings, roads and parks. This is body mover Nephy Acevedo's Vegas Story.

  • Arts

    Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Features

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Part of Mark Brandvik's Green Felt Jungle Gym exhibit

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    One work from Three Bad Sheep's Just Make Me Pretty exhibit at TastySpace.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Through the looking glass: Just Make Me Pretty runs through May 14 at TastySpace.