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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

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    What a difference a painting makes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Looking at the people looking at the Kennedys.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Sanchez Burr is the Neon Museum's first artist in residence.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Three iconic tragedies of the ’90s involved cars that became celebrities themselves.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    “Tourists want to see Frida Kahlo with a monkey on her shoulder.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    After film screenings and a pop-up exhibit, CAC starts a new art-ed adventure with the former notable resident's essay collection.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Three artists will present their proposals next week for the art renovation project.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Priebe takes the digital immediacy out of an image-based industry by painting oil portraits of Las Vegas talent.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Shot mostly from a helicopter (occasionally a small fixed-wing plane) Light’s work is among the most compelling and awe-inducing visual representations speaking to the audacity of the Valley’s famous building boom.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Spot it on the marquee and in the registration lobby.

  • 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.