Sappho’s Garden Art Show Celebrates LGBTQ Artists

Photography by Megan Williams

Sappho’s Garden inside the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival held on October 8 at Craig Ranch Park showcased some of our talented local artists. Our sincere thanks go to local artists Gem Jaxx and Liezl Siojo who once again brought their talents to this burgeoning space inside the festival.

Art Box

Liezl Siojo
Liezl Siojo is the proprietor of ART BOX at the Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas a boutique that celebrates the unique creations of local artisans and crafters. Art Glass, home décor, one-of-a-kind jewelry, candles, kid’s clothing, knit and crochet wear- you name it! The gallery/store is home to a variety of wall art, mosaic piece, and up-cycled art items.

Gem Jaxx
My artwork explores the relationships with current pop culture and history. I create artwork to connect people with the present times and history. I want to give purpose to the present, forgotten, and obsolete. I experiment with a vibrant color palette because this is what speaks to me, and it flows like magic. I work in digital format and then I print my own artwork and I cut them into pieces and build layers. With influences such as Andy Warhol and today’s artist Shepard Fairey. I enjoy mashing pop art with street art and to finalize my creations I use aerosol, acrylic, oil, paper, stencil, and pastel.

Purchase Locations
You may purchase my art on my online store at or at these Las Vegas locations:

Saturation Gallery
Inside The World-Famous Arts factory
107 E Charleston Blvd #107

Art Box
Downtown Container Park
707 E Fremont St. Ste 1340

Gallery To Go Vending Machines

Art Square
1025 S. 1st St.
Fergusons Motel
1028 Fremont Street
Party Fowl Antiques
Located inside Antique Alley
1126. Main St

Sappho's Garden
Sappho's Garden
Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine - Issue 42

This article was originally published in the 2022 Celebration of the Arts Issue of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine, and can be read in its original format here.