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Friday, September 07, 2012

First Friday is Back!

Wow! In one month First Friday, the single most important cultural event in Las Vegas History, will be be making history yet again. The amazing little art walk and festival turns ten years old! That's 120 First Fridays! More than all the Helldorado parades combined! But before we can celebrate the big ONE-O we need to celebrate September.

First Friday returns this month with tons of amazing art, culture, music and everything else that makes an arts scene vibrant. So make sure to get your art on TONIGHT at First Friday.

Remember - Artists Make Great Pets! Get one now!

First Friday September 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/
The Corner Store Furniture -  http://www.cornerstorefurniture.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/
Cowtown Guitar -  http://www.cowtownguitars.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/

Some impressions from Preview Thursday and First Friday...

Giovanni  Morales @ Brett Wesley Gallery

Giovanni  Morales @ Brett Wesley Gallery

Giovanni  Morales @ Brett Wesley Gallery

The Art of James Henninger @ The Arts Factory

Juan Miniz @ Amanda Harris Gallery
Juan Miniz @ Amanda Harris Gallery

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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