Festivities run from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come down this month and listen to Mayor Oscar Goodman and Davyd Figler reciting poetry on our First Friday stage.
We will be hosting more than 50 artists on the sidewalks and in the gallery spaces within the outdoor festival area on Casino Center Blvd and Colorado Ave.
Be sure to stop by the Clear booth for all of your wireless needs, Paul Mitchell for the latest in hair care and styling and The Art Institute to find out how you can participate in their art education programs. Visit the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs info table next to The First Friday info table (both in front of The Funk House).
Donate to support First Friday: http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org/fundraise.html.
El Cortez/First Friday Express Trolley
The El Cortez Hotel & Casino joined with First Friday and is sponsoring an Express Trolley. The trolley will take patrons from the El Cortez, 600 East Fremont Street at the Cortez Garden Gateway (with 1,200 free parking spaces in the garage and also valet) to The Funk House Trolley Stop at First Friday (and back again). The bus will run from 6:00 p.m.(starting at the El Cortez) until 10:00 p.m. with the last First Friday stop at approximately 9:30 p.m. Take advantage of the convenient parking and avoid traffic after the event. You can also enjoy the Entertainment District’s First Friday after parties when you arrive back at the El Cortez.
This First Friday, the ‘i love First Friday 2!’ sticker (available for a $2 or more donation at information table by The Funk House) will be redeemable at Big Island Smoothies (2 for 1 smoothies), located at 1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S., next to Dino’s Lounge. The sticker is valid throughout Oct 2009!
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL INFO
Buy a Best Friend of First Friday card and help support your favorite Las Vegas arts event ($25). We also have special “I ‘heart’ First Friday” t-shirts available for just $7 at the Friends of First Friday Information Table. City ordinance requires no glass bottles or cans!
ARTISTS SHOWING OUTDOORS:
Below is a partial listing of our Outdoor Artist Exhibitions:
Patti Backer–whimsical paintings on canvas and mixed media
Andy Slocum–drawings and prints
Kathleen Houlihan-drawings and paintings
LIVE MUSIC AND POETRY ON STAGE
6pm Ayala Muze
6:30pm Mayor and Davyd Figler–poetry
more Ayala Muze
8pm Georgy and the Bad Boys
9pm John Zito and the Electric Church
NEW GALLERIES AND OPENINGS:
Open at Holsum Lofts
Lola’s (the restaurant)
Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater
Art @ The Funk House showing Adam Michaels, new work. Nov 4-Nov 30, 2009–Opening First Friday 6pm-10pm–1228 S. Casino Center Blvd.–Las Vegas, NV 89104–702.678.6278–www.thefunkhouse.com
Brett Wesley Gallery, featuring a mix of contemporary local and international artists paintings, photography and sculptures marks its one-year anniversary with the completion of its new building at 1112 Casino Center Blvd. 702.433.4433, www.brettwesleygallery.com.
CAC–Danielle Kelly and Noelle Stiles–October 16th – November 26th
Opening Reception Performance and Artist Talk–November 5th 7:00pm (First Thursday) Open 6-10pm First Friday
Circadian Gallery 1551 s. commerce st. New works by Daniel Pearson, Karl Bakla For information call 525- 2850
City of the World Gallery: Elaine Cory is featured artist for November at the City of the World Gallery. She pursued a 20-year career in interior design, but now paints beautiful pictures on a full-time basis. A Las Vegas resident, her art is her unique expression of vibrant colors, excitement of subject and passion for life. All work is done in acrylics and mixed media.
THE FALLOUT GALLERY– Closing Reception for Samsonite, New work by Justin Crabtree– Installations–Burial, in positive space–an earth installation, The Fallout–an installation of found suitcases representing a system collapse and photographs. Exhibit from-Sept 25 to Nov 6, 2009. Hours–Exhibits and by appointment. 1551 S. Commerce St. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702.678.6278 www.thefallout.net Open First Friday 6-10pm.
Gaia Flowers, Gifts and Art–In November, Gaia welcomes local painter Dan Hooker as our featured artist. Through January, Dan will be showing both old and new works in his core style, which he describes as “images of enmeshed or intertwining objects.” Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, Dan paints with large shapes and color fields seeking a compositional balance on a macro level. He fine tunes composition and color balance using hundreds or thousands of dots and other tiny shapes of color. “Ultimately,” he says, “I seek a balance that feels right to me at that time, and this is an important way for me to project specific emotions in my paintings.” As with all First Friday weekends, Gaia celebrates Nov. 6-7 with a 50%-off plant sale.
Gainsburg Studio relocated to main st and now is exhibiting the work of many talented artists….. paintings, glass, jewelry and stone sculpture by the nationally known artist sharon gainsburg. stone carving demonstrations on first friday
Laura Henkel Fine Art–Jeremy Coon, Once Upon A Time, November 1 – 30
“Jeremy utilizes a joyful rainbow of color to convey his explorations across the globe captivating all ages with
his nostalgic, dream-like landscapes.” First Friday 6-10 PM/Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM-2 PM Arts Factory Ste 100, 702.952.9656
Left of Center Art Gallery and Studio: 1139 S. Main St. Ste 110, Las Vegas, 702-647-7378 Left of Center is committed to promoting the visual arts and enhances intercultural understanding of social issues both past and present. LOC represents a wide spectrum of exhibits and events that reflect the diversity of our cultural perspectives and the power released by the fusion of our individual uniqueness.
Ortego Gallery: NOVEMBER STILL LIFE EXHIBIT–Artists exhibit a variety of styles and expressions with minimal guidelines, allowing for more freedom of expression by each artist. Artists create original works using their own choice of medium. All art is original and will be on exhibit from November 5 to 27, 2009. The gallery is located at 107 E. Charleston, Suite 115 South. Call 281-6714 for details.
PeaceNart Studio Presents: I Don’t Wan’t To Know The Rules !Finished Artwork and Works In Progress By Alexander P. Huerta
Opening “Preview Thursday” Nov. 5th 6pm-10pm “First Friday” Nov. 6th 6pm-10pm
Retro Vegas – Tony Sauceda was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1962 and transplanted to Las Vegas in 1970 where he was raised. He has always had an interest in drawing but usually side tracked by interests in astronomy, photography and hiking. In the early 1990s, he found a book of photos of Bettie Paige. Her beauty inspired him to draw her and draw her beautifully. Something told him to use his talent on her – and he has been doing so for the last 15 years. He also draws Marilyn Monroe.
TRIFECTA GALLERY- Eric Joyner with Joseph Daniel Fiedler in “Transitions”. November 5 -27,2009- Both artists were illustrators before and during their painting careers. This show aims to afford us access into the conceptual and animated thoughts of successful idea men. Joyner with his robot tales and new to Trifecta, JD Fiedler presents us with new views.
Preview Thursday Nov.5, 5:30-9 www.trifectagallery.com 702.366.7001
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