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Friday, December 07, 2012

The Art of Giving at First Friday TONIGHT!

The Last First Friday of 2012 has arrived and looking back at the year I can only stand in amazement how far our community has grown culturally. The art scene in Las Vegas has exploded and the city that once was known only for its cheap buffets and smoky casinos is emerging as a regional arts power house. This past year we witnessed the opening of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The MOB Museum and the Neon Museum not to mention lots of galleries, artists, musicians and culturalists coming into the scene.

With Las Vegas finally reaching the cultural arts tipping point there is no turning back. The future is bright and 2013 will bring even more growth in the arts. I must also point out that next year marks the 10th anniversary of this blog. So stay tuned for all that good news in the next few weeks.

First Friday begins a little earlier tonight around 5pm and yes there is plenty of parking in and around the area for all. For more information about First Friday please visit this site - http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/

Galleries and businesses in the Arts District -

Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art - http://amandaharrisgallery.com
The Arts Factory - http://www.theartsfactory.com/
303 North Studio - https://www.facebook.com/303NorthStudio
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/
The Corner Store - http://www.cornerstorefurniture.com
Cowtown Guitars - http://www.cowtownguitars.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/

At Emergency Arts in the Entertainment District

Tasty Space Gallery - http://tastyspacelv.com
Lit'l Art Bodega - http://www.lilartbodega.com/
Kleven Contemporary - http://klevencontemporary.tumblr.com/

Other galleries located inside Emergency Arts with corresponding suite numbers -

120 Burlesque Hall of Fame, 150 Tasty Space Gallery, 145 Counterspace Gallery, 154 Peanut Butter Fish, 162 Fifth Wall Gallery, 164 Sporadica, 166 Digital Euphoria, 168 Multiplexer, 180 Action Red, 184 Other Voices Gallery, 186 Kleven Contemporary, 188 Thought Robbers Gallery, 190 Get Up Gallery, 212 Different Strokes Gallery, 219 Lil Art Bodega, 221 Maintainence Studios, 222 Tonya Harvey Photography, 223 AAA Electra Gallery

Visitors Center @
The Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas

Prisma @ Trifecta Gallery

Crass Doesn't Sell at 303 North Studio
@ the Arts Factory

Tom Bisesti @
Josephine Skaught Salon in
Art Square (across from the Arts Factory)

Justice Howard @ Sin City Gallery

Kathleen Strukoff @ La Chica 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...

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


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