How to prepare for Camp Minted 2019

Attire and sundries

  • Weather in Las Vegas, NV, from July 29-31, 2019, is projected to be 104 degrees (high) / 81 degrees (low). That said, we will be indoors at the resort for most of the retreat. 

  • Attire: Feel free to keep things casual during the day. Vegas can get quite hot in the summer but most events will take place in the comforts of the air-conditioned hotel, which can actually be quite cool. To get in a celebratory mood for Tuesday’s Awards Ceremony Dinner, the dress code is “Going Glamping.” Check out this Pinterest board to help with outfit inspiration!

  • If you would like to use the pool during your free time, bring your bathing suit and sunscreen! Towels are provided by the hotel.

  • If you would like to use the hotel's fitness center, bring workout clothing suitable for yoga or mat pilates.

  • Stay hydrated during the trip! Minted will provide reusable water bottles so please refill your own bottles throughout the retreat. 


There are no mandatory materials required for the retreat but we encourage artists to bring their laptops, iPads, or Stylus for the workshops. 

  • Please reference the specific materials list for each workshop you signed up for to ensure you have the proper tools.

  • Minted will provide art supplies to use for the fine art workshops and the collaborative block art project in the Creative Space.

  • If you signed up for a Critique Workshop or would like to participate in informal critique or portfolio reviews with fellow Minted artists, please bring any work you’d like to share (printed copies or digital images).

  • If you would like to collaborate and learn from other Minted artists during your free time, please bring any personal tools you use for creating such as your iPad, Stylus, laptop, paintbrushes, sketchbook, pens, markers, etc.

Other activities

Minted will not cover the cost of any miscellaneous hotel services that are not organized as a part of the conference. That said, feel free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel during your free time, at your own cost.  

  • Your JW Marriott resort fee is included in your hotel reservation. The hotel's resort fee includes complimentary high speed internet access in the guest rooms, access to the fitness and wellness experiences at Spa Aquae, six drink coupons, one complimentary gift from the Spa Aquae boutique, $20 in free offers to the Rampart Casino, complimentary shuttle to and from the Las Vegas Strip, and additional food discounts and specials.

  • The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers a variety of spa and salon services. Please see a full list of spa services here

  • Try your luck at JW Marriott's indoor casino, Rampart Casino. The famous Las Vegas strip is also a 20 minute cab ride away for those who want to venture out during their free time. 

  • Minted will provide all confirmed retreat attendees lunch and dinner on July 29th, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on July 30th, and breakfast and lunch on July 31st. If you do not want to partake in Minted-provided meals, here is a list of restaurants within the hotel. 

  • See a list of other activities near the hotel here