Art & Nature are a Natural Combination! 

For art classes for kids and adults, please visit the Programs page.

Wetlands Park Artist in Residence Program
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Funded by Clark County Public Arts, the WP AIR Program enables a local artist each spring to explore and interpret the natural and cultural resources at Wetlands Park. Artists lead workshops, interact with curious visitors during open studio hours, and create artwork based on their research in the park.

2024 Artist in Residence
Morrigan DeVito
March 1 - April 12

Morrigan photo

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Artist in Residence, Morrigan DeVito! Morrigan is a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator who was born and raised in Henderson, NV. After getting her B.A in English and Communications from Southern Utah University, she moved back home and discovered the wonders of the Mojave Desert in the city, starting with a snowy egret at Clark County Wetlands Park. Currently, she works for the Red Rock Audubon Society and teaches people about birds, habitats, and conservation in Southern Nevada. In her free time she goes birding, reads, meditates, and explores nature through poetry and nature journaling. Follow her on Instagram @morri.ant

You can visit with Morrigan during her open studio hours at the Wetlands Park Nature Center.

Saturday, March 2nd, 9am-1pm
Saturday, March 16, 9am-1pm
Sunday, March 17, 9am-1pm
Saturday, March 23, 10am-2pm (Wetlands Art Day)
Saturday, March 30, 9am-1pm

Celebrate Spring! Nature Journaling and Birding Workshop
Join artist in residence Morrigan DeVito for a birding and nature journaling workshop. Observing birds is restorative and connects us to the seasons, especially when our Las Vegas spring is so brief. With a little over 310 bird species that can be found at Clark County Wetlands Park throughout the year, you may be wondering where to begin in getting to know the birds of Wetlands Park. By creating a nature journal, you can deepen your observations, presence, and connection to the birds you find. At this workshop, we will learn about the practice of nature journaling before going out to observe birds and create a nature journal page that synthesizes field notes, poetry, and drawings. All levels of birders, writers, and artists are welcome!

This program will be held outdoors and includes a short walk, approximately .5 miles round trip. If you require mobility assistance, please contact us. Journaling instruction and practice will be seated.

Saturday, March 16, 2024
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 7-11. FREE. Advance registration required. (Link coming soon)

Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 12+. FREE. Advance registration required. Register here.

Spotlight on Nature Gallery

Divas of the Desert _ Janett Rice

Image: Divas of the Desert by Janett Rice

Nature's Threads: A Fabric Art Exhibit

Kick off your spring with colorful, vibrant art! Featuring members of Art Quilts, Etc, a group of approximately 50 talented artists who work in many mediums but primarily in fabric. For more informaiton, contact Art Quilts, Etc. at

Spotlight on Nature Gallery
(located next to the Nature Store in the Exhibit Gallery)
March 2 - April 25, 2023
Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 12-2pm

Upcoming Exhibits:

 Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini  November 2, 2023 - February 22, 2024
 Nature's Threads: A Fabric Art Exhibit  March - April, 2024
 2nd Annual Plein Air Painting Invitational  May - June, 2024
 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition  July - August, 2024

Exhibit Archive (2023):

 Beyond the Desert: Photography by Philip Martini  November 2, 2023 - February 22, 2024
 Friendly Pollinators: Free to Fly by Bobbie Ann Howell  September 3 - October 22, 2023
 Gifts of the Wetlands: Juried by Melanie La May (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  July 15 - August 26, 2023
 Unbound: Plein Air Painting Invitational (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  May 10 - June 25, 2023
 SUNDOWN: Artwork by Myranda Bair  March 4 - April 29
 Connecting with Nature: Nevada Watercolor Society 2023 Signature Member Exhibit  January 22 - February 24

Exhibit Archive (2022):

 Life in the Desert: Paintings by Marsha Gladding  November 12, 2022 - January 7, 2023
 Wetlands Threads: An Art Quilt Exhibit  August 20 - October 31
 Take to the Trails: Juried by Bobbie Ann Howell (Awards funded by CC Public Arts Office)  June 4 - July 9
 More Than a Place: Wetlands Park Volunteer & Staff Exhibit  March 26 - April 30
 MIGRATE Temporary Art Installation  March 5-31

Exhibit Archive (2021):

 2021 PLAY Temporary Art Installation  June 8 - July 6

Former Artists in Residence:

2023 Artist in Residence
Fawn Douglas
March 29 - May 9
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Fawn Douglas is an Indigenous American Artivist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. She comes from a proud mixed heritage of Las Vegas Paiute, Moapa Paiute, Southern Cheyenne, Creek, Pawnee and Scottish. Fawn is the head matriarch of Nuwu Art + Activism Studios, located in the heart of the Historic Huntridge Neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is dedicated to the intersections of art, activism, community, education, culture, identity, place, and sovereignty. Within her art-making, she tells stories in order to remember the past and to ensure the stories of Indigenous peoples are heard in the present. Her studio practice includes painting, weaving, sculpture, dance and other types of performance. Fawn currently does art and cultural consulting through Nuwu Art, organizes with the non-profit IndigenousAF, serves the City of Las Vegas as an Arts Commissioner for Ward 3 and works part-time as a Cultural Engagement Specialist with Meow Wolf. She earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she also taught Art Fundamentals as a graduate instructor in the Department of Art. Prior to teaching Art 101, Fawn taught American Indian Indigenous Studies (AIIS 101) in the Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies Department (IGES) at UNLV.

Fawn Douglas_AIR Workshop

Fawn led the Wah-Seets Kahnee (Birds Nest) Workshop at Wetlands Park on Saturday, April 15. Participants crafted a birds nest from natural and recycled materials.

2022 Artist in Residence
Myranda Bair
May 14-29


Myranda Bair is an artist, educator, avid rock climber, natural space advocator, animal lover, and suburban farmer. Her work focuses on conservation and how community education can lead to a richer outdoor experience for all while simultaneously reflecting the importance of preserving natural areas. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Myranda has exhibited work across the country and participated in various residences, recent ones including The Sandhills Institute (2018), Red Rock Canyon NCA (2014), Wildlife Divide (2013), and The Vermont Studio Center (2012). She continues to partner with the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and the Desert Tortoise Habitat. Currently, she is a faculty member for the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Myranda has a wonderful husband named Craig, two daughters, Penelope and Sedona, a French Bulldog named Butters, and two adopted tortoises. She lives and works in Las Vegas, NV.


Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Phone: (702) 455-7522


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