Come down this month to enjoy both visual and performance art! You can do all of your Holiday shopping while enjoying the First Friday Las Vegas event in December. There will be artists selling their work and antique and other boutique stores open as well!

We will be hosting more than 100 artists on the sidewalks and in the gallery spaces within the outdoor festival area on Casino Center Blvd and Colorado Ave.

Thanks to Frankie’s Tiki Room (under after parties) and Cricket Studios (under Arts Factory) we have a new printed map which may be picked up in the Arts District area and on First Friday at the information table in front of The Funk House.

Be sure to stop by the Clear booth for all of your wireless needs. 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:


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.



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 (for 7 years) at the Friends of First Friday Information Table.

City ordinance requires no glass bottles or cans!



Below is a partial listing of our Outdoor Artist Exhibitions:

Steven Colin McRae –painted shoes

Adam Michaels–paintings, mixed media

Jenny Valdez–drawings and prints

Joseph Bergin III-drawings and paintings



6:pm  Big Jesus       post-punk/alt

8pm Close to Madern     INDIE

9pm Leostarwinds the Raft      funk/rock


8 Martinis Gallery–107 e. Charleston Blvd. Studio 205–Upstairs in the Arts Factory–continuing thru Dec 31, 2009
The Fine Art Works of Romanian Artist Octavian Florescu–Preview Show – “The Divine Hand”–Signed Limited Edition Giclees by the Artist–– — visit us during the week…12 – 4pm tues-fri

Art @ The Funk House showing Maranda Espinosa from Dec 2-Dec 29, 2010. Check out her sorrowful big eyed girls and whimsical animal paintings. 1228 S. Casino Center Blvd. LV, NV 89104 702.678.6278

Circadian Galleries 1551 S. Commerce St.  Will be showing new work by Daniel Pearson. These pieces are unusual for their size all around 4 feet x 3 feet and topics ranging from health insurance to life & death and beyond!

City of the World has two featured artists for December.  Kristi Watson and Trish Powers, both Clark County School District teachers, will have their art on display in the main showroom.  Kristi is also an instructor in silversmithing.
Cob4lt blu3 studio gallery / Ed Dominguez artist: This renowned artist from Puerto Rico is passionate about creating art that changes the attitude of any wall.  His oil paintgings are vibrant in color; warm yellows, deep blues and intense reds!  This architect-turned-artist takes urban cityscapes and adds a whimsical touch, be it Vegas or any other.  1400 S. 3rd St. 702.771.0032

Cricket Studio–107 e. Charleston Blvd. Studio 210–Upstairs in the Arts Factory–continuing thru Dec 31, 2009
“Primitives”–mixed media on board–by Brian Swanson––“Bugspeak”
illustrations by Brian Swanson– –visit us during the week…12 – 4pm tues-fri

Gaia features paintings by Dan Hooker in our flower shop, as well as an exhibit of mixed media works by B.J. Lipari in our tea lounge. A reception for Dan and B.J. will take place at Gaia during Preview Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. During First Friday Las Vegas at Gaia, Susanna Brent will be playing with fire! Using her torch, the local jewelry maker will give a dramatic demonstration of her torch techniques. Susanna will also be showing her latest line and talking to visitors about the envrionmental impact of the jewelry industry. This is a must-attend event for anyone who loves both jewelry and the Earth.

Gainsburg Studio presents works of las vegas painters, jewelry, ceramic, fabric and glass artists. stone scultupture by nationally known sculptor, sharon gainsburg will be presented along with  stone carving demonstrations. hours 6-10 pm. come and do your holiday shopping.

Laura Henkel Fine Art–A Delightful Paradox – December 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010 Francois Dubeau’s work is a delightful paradox.  He combines the traditional techniques of engraver, illustrator, and painter with modern digital tools.  With these tools and techniques, he rejects the growing complexity and accelerating pace of modern life to explore the simplest form of expression:  black lines on a white background.


S P A C E –Rooftops and Stoops: New York City featuring the work of photographer Travis Gluckler.  Using very long exposures; Travis captures the vibrant glow of the city allowing a detailed look at a New York Minute.
Authentic Stoops and vast panoramic views of New York’s Night Skyline and traffic lit streets. The work is contemporary with powerful color saturation that really brings the city to life.  Along with art on the walls visitors and guests will be able to enjoy the East Coast Vibe from B Boys to Pizza and music reflecting the feeling of the city.  Mingle, purchase some prints, and soak up some New York swagger.
at S P A C E studio 8 E. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104.

The Joseph Watson Collection will feature a couple of new urban paintings from Joseph. Our guest artist for this month is Jennifer Main. We have new product available for all of those Christmas shoppers. Joseph Watson Collection Arts Factory Suite 115


TRIFECTA GALLERY    DEC. 3 – 24   minUMENTAL INVITATIONAL A large exhibition of small works in a small but mighty gallery. Featuring several original works from each of the following artists: Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Ginger Bruner, JW Caldwell, Sam Davis,Phillip Denker, Shan Michael Evans (squidboy), Justin Favela, Jennifer Henry (w/ LOLA), Eric Joyner, Christian Oland, Brian Porray, Mike Small, Amy Sol, Todd VonBastiaans, Mary Warner, Casey Weldon and Thomas Willis.  702.366.7001  Wed-Fri 12-4 Sat 12-2 +


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