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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)

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The art component of Life Is Beautiful hit visitors with a multi-sensory wallop, the kind of one-two audio/visual punch taking over the streets outside.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The artist's button-covered "Soundsuit" is now on display.

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

    It’s another big loss for an arts scene already without CAC exhibits and preparing for Trifecta’s end.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Who wants cake, cake and more cake?

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Photo op! The local artist's "Snowball in Vegas" sculpture is now Downtown—and ready for your next selfie.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Cleanliness brings happiness."

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Ideas exist nowhere and no when."

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    All it takes is a large pot, compost ... and lots of patience.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    Dennis Oppenheim’s public art piece “Paintbrushes” Downtown.