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Friday, August 03, 2012

First Friday and a nice Hot August Night!

First of all I just want to send out a huge apology to all of my amazing readers and followers. Not because I am some absent minded blogger but rather because I have been a little quiet on the blogging side of things. Granted I will be the first to admit I have been a wee-bit busy. Besides my day job as "curator extraordinaire", I was recently appointed as Chairman of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. A role that never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would step into (more on that later).

Of course all this has kept me busy to say the least. But the good thing I have to report it has not stopped me from being on the pulse of what is happening in the arts in Southern Nevada. If anything it has kept even more abreast of the arts and all of its amazing little nuances. With this said we are in for a treat tonight as Las Vegas' Arts and Culture scene blows up with First Friday.

Though I am not going to post a concise list of what is happening simply because there is so much here are a few things that you should not miss. So get out and explore to find all the little hidden treasures in and around Downtown and Las Vegas' very own arts district.

First Friday August 2012
6 to 11 pm
For more information about first Friday please visit the official event site - http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/

For more information about the 18b Arts District - http://www.18b.org/

Downtown Las Vegas Visitors Guide -http://www.lvrda.org/engine/file_writing/file_uploads/03rlBGdU8OmPw0NW.pdf

Here are some important links to familiarize yourself with galleries and shops in the Downtown area -

In the Arts District -
The Arts Factory - http://www.theartsfactory.com/
Cricket Studio - http://www.cricketstudio.com/
Trifecta Gallery - http://www.trifectagallery.com/
Contemporary Arts Center - http://lasvegascac.org/
Brett Wesley Gallery - http://www.brettwesleygallery.com/
Sin City Gallery - http://www.sincitygallery.com
Statement Art Gallery - http://www.statementartgallery.com/
Oryan Fine Art -  http://oryanstudio.com/
Happy Panda Toys - http://www.happypandatoys.com/
Hiptazmic Studio - http://www.facebook.com/Hiptazmic
Jenny Valdez Gallery - http://jennyvaldez.weebly.com
Clay Arts Vegas - http://www.clayartsvegas.com/
Theater 7 - http://www.theatre7lv.com/
Joseph Watson Gallery - http://www.josephwatsoncollection.com/
La Chica Gallery - http://www.lachicaartnmusic.com/
Black Bird Studios - http://blackbirdstudioslv.com/
Retro Vegas - http://www.retro-vegas.com/
Skin City Body Painting - http://www.skincitybodypainting.com/
City of the World Gallery - http://cityoftheworld.org/
The Funk House Antiques - http://www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com/
Better Than New Boutique - http://betterthannewlv.com/
Electric Lemonade Boutique -http://www.facebook.com/electriclemonadeshop
Patina Decor - http://www.patinadecorlv.com/

In the Entertainment District -
Emergency Arts - http://www.emergencyartslv.com/
Tasty Space Gallery - http://tastyspacelv.com
Lit'l Art Bodega - http://www.lilartbodega.com/
Kleven Contemporary - http://klevencontemporary.tumblr.com/

At Emergency Arts

Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this linkhttp://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Brian Paco Alvarez enculturating Las Vegas into the millennium...

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