Art N’ Ink Festival Highlights the Tattoo Industry’s Creative
Culture with Local and International Artists at South Point Hotel
Festival brings craft beer fest, classic cars, burlesque shows and more Aug. 8 – 10
South Point Hotel highlights the best of the tattoo industry with local and international ink slingers during the second installment of the Art N’ Ink Festival Aug. 8-10. The three-day festival, featuring world-class tattoo artists, entertainment, classic car and art collectors from around the world, offers an exclusive look into the colorful world of ink artistry.
This year’s festival showcases the diversity of the tattoo lifestyle with an elaborate lineup of entertainment guaranteed to create an epic party-filled weekend with the most dynamic collection of artistic talent under one roof. Throughout the weekend, festival-goers will mingle with the industry’s top-tier tattoo artists, including:
- Daniel Rocha from “Seven Tattoo:” Local artist Rocha is known for doing guest spots at studios, special events and expos around the world.
- Roman Abrego from “Artistic Element:” Award winning artist Abrego made his artistic debut on Spike TV’s “Ink Masters,” and is considered one of the best color artists in the world.
- Fonzy from “Greaskull Tattoo Alley:” Fonzy offers a very unique talent and is considered to be one of the best airbrush artists and tattoo artists in the world.
- Big Sleeps from “Letters to Live By:” Known for custom script writing and urban artwork, Big Sleeps specializes in creating masterpieces on a variety of mediums from skin to traditional canvases.
- Rich Pineda from “Rich Pineda Art:” With custom oil paintings hanging in many private collections and galleries around the world, Pineda is considered one of the best abstract and color artists in the tattoo industry.
Adding to the multitude of tattoo artists, the festival brings the lifestyle of a vintage artistic culture to life with burlesque shows, tattoo contests, pin-up fashion, classic car shows and more. A special charitable element has been added to this year’s event as tattoo artist Abrego has donated a 1969 Dodge Charger to benefit the Fxck Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated raising awareness and educating others about the importance of early cancer detection. The 1969 Dodge Charger, valued at $80,000, will be given away during a raffle drawing on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Coinciding with the event and adding to the vibrant weekend, South Point will host a craft beer festival on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. With their Art N’ Ink Festival ticket, guests will enjoy complimentary samples from more than 15 brewers, including Alaskan Brewery, Ninkasi Brewery, Abita Brewery, Woodchuck Brewery, Craft Brew Alliance and Anheuser-Busch. Each brewery will offer a variety of samples to enjoy as guests watch body paint and tattoo contests. All beer festival guests must be 21 years of age and provide a valid form of identification.
In addition, Metal Mulisha and Fitz Army will host three-days of speed and excitement during a freestyle motocross (FMX) showcase. The action will offer 60 minutes of nonstop entertainment, including back flips, lazy boys, superman seat grabs, cliffhangers, whips, nac nacs, can cans in a must-see aerial assault. The FMX event will take place Friday through Sunday with the main event on Saturday evening.
The Art N’ Ink Festival will take place Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale and start at $17. For more event information, please call 702-797-8005 or visit the South Point Event website or Las Vegas Art N’ Ink website.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountains. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.