Meet the 18b Board

18b is an all-volunteer organization, and its Board is comprised of local business owners and community members who are committed to building a stronger and more connected community downtown. Want to be get involved? Join as an 18b Member today!

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Abby Stroot 

18b President

Abby owns Pincushion, a sewing shop that specializes in Alterations, Custom Garments, and Sewing Classes. After moving to Vegas almost a decade ago, she has worked as Costume Designer for several theatres including: Majestic Repertory Theatre, Las Vegas Little Theatre, Super Summer Theatre, The Vegas Theatre Company, and Opera Las Vegas. She is very passionate about the 18b Community and is thrilled to be serving as the 18b Association President. 

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Sarah Collins 

18b Treasurer 

Sarah is a third culture child who identifies as Puertorican with Spanish being her first language followed by English and French.  In 2015 Sarah opened Main Street Peddlers Antique Mall at 1400 S. Main Street, which she currently owns along with Kat Weatherspoon. Sarah also produces the Antique Alley Map in The Southern Nevada Country Register.

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Derek Stonebarger

18b Board Director

Derek Stonebarger owns ReBar and Davey's, and was 18b Board President for seven years. He's now part of the team that's helping to restore the Huntridge Theatre!

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Nancy Foster

18b Board Director

Nancy is the owner of FOMO Design Lab, and though she's only been in Vegas for three years she's been very active in the arts community from day one!

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Becky Miller

18b Vice President

Becky is the Board Vice President and 20+ year business and property owner in the Arts District. She runs Main Street Mercantile (home of Kitty La Floof) where she specializes in selling vintage and gift items and making vintage inspired clothing for the non-vintage figure. She's had some terrific mentors in her lifetime. They've inspired her to keep giving to others and to keep building our awesome neighborhood. The 18b Las Vegas Arts District is truly the heart and soul of Las Vegas and she's honored to serve our community.

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Robin Slonina

18b Board Director

Robin Slonina is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates sculpture, painting, murals, interactive installation and bodypainting. Over her 25+ year career, her philosophy has always been to take the “Do Not Touch” sign off her art, inviting people to recognize art as an integral and fun component of everyday life.


Robin graduated from the SAIC art school in her hometown of Chicago, but Las Vegas has been her adopted home for the past 15 years. In 2006, she founded the world-famous Skin City Body Painting event company in Las Vegas, growing it from a side-business operated out of her garage into the largest bodypainting company in the USA, hiring over 100 freelance employees per year from the Vegas creative community.


Robin is also a Producer and Judge on the hit body painting competition show Skin Wars, alongside RuPaul, Rebecca Romijn and Craig Tracy - now in its third season on Netflix.

Robin’s artwork has been exhibited at galleries and museums all over the USA and Europe, as well as featured on ABC, BBC news, Fox, Lifetime, MTV, NATGeo, NBC, Showtime, Spike, Travel Channel, Univision, and Viceland, as well as on the Jimmy Kimmel show and a 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

In her capacity as Skin City Artistic Director, Robin has created award-winning spectacles for the Gay Pride parade, Cirque du Soleil charity shows, major private and corporate events, as well as almost every major casino in Las Vegas. Skin City supports over 20 local charitable organizations like AFAN, Cure 4 the Kids, HopeLink, Opportunity Village and St. Jude’s.

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Lee Lanier

18b Board Director

Lee is a professional animator, visual effects artist, director, author, illustrator, muralist, and figurative painter based in Boulder City, Nevada with a gallery in Las Vegas, NV. In other words, he likes to stay busy!

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Rebecca Holden

18b Board Director

Visual Arts Specialist II, City of Las Vegas, Office of Cultural Affairs

 

Rebecca Holden has been attending the 18b Las Vegas Arts District Board Meetings since mid-2016. In 2018, Ms. Holden was elected to serve as a Board Member and Government Liaison as a representative of the City of Las Vegas. A longtime Las Vegas resident and arts advocate, Holden works in support of the Arts District's mission to serve as a community connector, promote the creative arts, and support commercial, professional, and residential growth and vitality of the neighborhood.