Las Vegas’ Arts and Cultural District is in good standing with the state, despite a dispute between the district’s former chairman and a state official.
However, the controversy has caused a split among local arts advocates.
The state has designated six Arts and Cultural districts in New Mexico to promote arts and culture as a way of increasing economic development. Las Vegas got its designation nearly three years ago.
The local district operates under MainStreet Las Vegas, which focuses on improving the downtown areas, officials said.