Vegas entertainment group buys a town

Spiegelworld, the production company that behind Las Vegas Strip circus shows such as Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, has purchased the town of Nipton, California, about an hour’s drive south of Las Vegas, for $2.5 million. The company plans to turn the town, population currently less than two dozen (the official count varies), into a retreat for its artists.

As reported by Nevada Public Radio, “Their plans for the town include an accommodation and restaurant experience for a ‘limited number’ of visitors, an artist-in-residence program and a ‘spiritual home’ for Spiegelworld shows.”

Spike McGuire named Brewery Arts Center director

In December, Spike McGuire was named Executive Director of the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. McGuire is a Reno-based musician, front man of the Americana band 6 Mile Station, and founder and longtime host of the Loud As Folk singer/songwriter series.

The Brewery Arts Center is a concert and performing arts venue in downtown Carson City and home to the Nevada Artists Association gallery. Former director Gina Lopez resigned in November and is now CEO of the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Art admin job open in Reno

The City of Reno is hiring a part-time Public Art Technician. Duties include moving and installing artwork, administration, and customer service. To view the job post, visit the City’s Jobs + Recruitment page and scroll down to “Public Art Technician-Recreation Specialist IV.”


National opportunities abound

Creative Capital’s current list of opportunities contains dozens of residencies, fellowships, and grants available in 2023. The list is here.


Cover photo: Spiegelworld

Spike McGuire photo: Pete Rezac 

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.