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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, May 25, 2016

    After 20-plus years at the Barrick, she has accepted a position as executive director of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Elvis, neon and the removal of big bands.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Larry Ruvo's examined life, from busboy to great benefactor of Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    An expected 19 million vehicles will pass the "Seven Magic Mountains" installation during its two years in the desert before it gets spirited away without a trace.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, May 2, 2016

    “Seven Magic Mountains” is a poignant work of art with a message that inspires contemplation, but with the allure of a mid-20th-century roadside attraction.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The Reading Room's art of the story.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Neon Museum artist-in-residence Jennifer Bellor is composing something different.

  • Features

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    A Blue Diamond nursery taking Las Vegas back to its roots.

  • Fine Art

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    The colorful rock totem installation is slated to open to the public May 11.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Arts

    Friday, April 10, 2015