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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Downtown notes & a few thoughts...

The progress that has been happening in Downtown has been quite notable so I have decided to share some of the notes that I have taken over the last few days of my goings-on-about-town. The photos were taken with my phone so please bare with the quality. As you can see Downtown is quite vibrant and a great place to live, work and play.

Okay okay, I know I sound like the chamber of commerce but I like living down here what can I say. Speaking of the chamber, why are they not Downtown? In the 1950's the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and its trusty publicity arm the Las Vegas News Bureau (wink) was located two blocks east of the Arts Factory, right smack in the middle of what is the Arts District today. The chamber was located on the corner of Charleston and 4th Street. Now they are located in some mall on the far south end of the Strip. Hummm...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

- Preview Thursday did not disappoint with three stellar shows; minUMENTAL at Trifecta Gallery, Wild at Heart at Brett Wesley Gallery and Goonies at Blackbird. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

- With decent and calm weather First Friday hosted the masses as young and old alike 
came down and enjoyed the evening. 
- Arts Factory hosted a cadre of artists and some great nosh at Bar + Bistro
- Ballet action outside of Gainsburg Studio
- 19th century Toulouse Lautrec lithography printing presses 
going strong at S2 Art Center
- Retro Vegas artist Grant Riley
- Casa Don Juan for Mexican Fare

19th Century lithography press
@ S2 Art Center 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

- The Beat Coffeehouse for lunch and convo with Ari and friends
- Walk through new rental units at The Ogden (formerly Streamline Tower)  
- Visit Emergency Arts second floor galleries and boutiques 
- Attend Eurie Creative 5th Anniversary celebration at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- Downtown Cocktail Room to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition

A picture perfect view from the Ogden
Tonya Harvey Photography
@ Emergency Arts
Emergency Arts second floor galleries,
studios & boutiques
New grocery store
@ Soho Lofts 
King Tut exhibition
@ the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon & Eggnog Party

Las Vegas Marathon arrives Downtown
Brian Paco Alvarez enculturating Las Vegas into the millennium...

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


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