This month visual artists, street musicians, bands, great food and more art. Come out to support the arts community, enjoy the entertainment and find new work by your favorite artists.
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL INFO
Buy a Best Friend of First Friday card and help support your favorite Las Vegas arts event for just $25 per year. (go to this link for benefits: http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org/foff.html ) We also have special “I ‘heart’ First Friday” t-shirts available for just $7 @ the First Friday Las Vegas Information Table (located in front of The Funk House, 1228 South Casino Center Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104).
First Friday Trolley
You can park (stops @ Clark County Government Center Amphitheater Main Entrance) and ride the First Friday trolley (goes to Outdoor Festival, Commerce Street Studios, Soho Lofts/Globe Salon and Main St., see map page on our website for route). Map on website is printable.
El Cortez/First Friday Express Trolley
The El Cortez Hotel & Casino 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 Main and Colorado Trolley Stop at First Friday Outdoor Festival (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 after parties when you arrive back at the El Cortez.
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL INFO
Outdoor Exhibition Spaces (outdoor festival area juried artists, casino center, pedestrian traffic only)
This month First Friday Las Vegas is presenting the following artists in the OES spaces:
Maynard Breese–Paintings and Prints
Randy Jones –Acrylic/Mixed Media
James Bousema–Acrylic/Mixed Media
Joshua Weinberg–drawings and prints
Kirk H. Madsen–Batiks and prints
On the Main Stage (Casino Center and Colorado Blvd.)
Nikki Trent Band Sound provided courtesy of Steve McCoy and Noise Project
Shiny Boots of Leather-Acoustic
Brent Semone–Bob Dylan Tribute
Dinosaurs by Night
Coconut and the Clue
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:
Whirlygig Inc. operates the beer/wine and liquor booths, all proceeds benefit the FFLV event. The beverage and food booths inside the barricaded area support FFLV. We hope you will show your support as patrons of these vendors. For the winter we have coffee, cotton candy, hot chocolate, kettle korn and Island Breeze Hawaiian cuisine will be here as well. The vendors near the Main stage will be serving BBQ, hotdogs, beef jerky, tacos and desserts. All proceeds from the water and soda booth at Casino Center and Colorado benefit First Friday Las Vegas.
Art @ The Funk House –currently exhibiting work by Ammy Miller, Peaceful Rage Apparel, Amy Gonzalez and shanmichael through March 31, 2011. New pieces by Amy Gonzalez are collaborations between Amy and The Funk House. She chose vintage and antique pieces from The Funk House stock and was inspired to turn them into amazing works of art! More to come.1228 S. Casino Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702.678.6278 www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com
Brett Wesley Gallery -Showing new work. 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. (702) 433-4433 www.brettwesleygallery.com free to the public. Proud sponsor of First Friday Las Vegas.
Circadian Galleries–12 new pieces by Daniel Pearson 1551 s. commerce 525- 2850
Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central ParkwayChad Brown, “those we call century” This sculpture installation presents a 33-foot tall flowering Agave stalk and three young plants, monuments to the cycles of death and life. March 30-May 20.
City of the World–Photography, abstract and textile art by Monica Green at City of the World Gallery during April. Welcome this new Nevadan at the gallery, 1229 Casino Center Blvd. in the Arts District. Learn more about the gallery and its artists at cityoftheworld.org. or call 523-5306.
FlockFlockFlock- “Best of Las Vegas” 2011 RJ!
Joseph Watson Collection April exhibit “Strength in Numbers” by Lucky Bunny. An unforgettable show featuring many screen printed works of art from this wonderful artist. Grenade Bunnies, Camo Flags, and street icons are a few of the striking images that you will experience at this exhibit. March 29th – April 30th 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite 115 (Arts Factory) www.josephwatsoncollection.com
Retro Vegas, 1211 S Main Street, 702-384-2700 New work by Enrique Nevarez is a self-taught artist that got his start doing silkscreen work on T-shirts and other objects. He moved into fine art about three years ago, using stenciling techniques on sheet metal and wood. Much of his work is influenced from revolutionaries such as Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi and Fidel Castro.
Space Studios – presents photographer Madison Alexander’s collection of dynamic images born from his global, domestic and local travels at April’s First Friday Celebration. First Friday 6-10pm First Friday.
Sin City Gallery–AMERICAN SHUNGA embraces Japanese traditional eroticism with a dreamlike quality that is delicately veiled by the aesthetics of modern construction. Artists Nick San Pedro and Geonni Banner create an exciting interpretation of this genre. San Pedro created exotic fantasies of our most desirable pop icons while Banner mixes her own unique photography and traditional shunga. Banner is donating proceeds to the American Red Cross
.TRIFECTA GALLERY JW Caldwell showing new work. Opening reception March 31, 2011. Open First Friday until 10pm. Open every day. Free. www.trifectagallery.com 702.366.7001.