Come down this month to enjoy both visual and performance art!.  There will be tiki carving, video and djs on stage, live improv on the street, artist, vendors and so much more!

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.

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 First Friday info table (in front of The Funk House) to buy your raffle tickets for the great Premium Outlets gift basket we have for January, including a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE, Guess and more! (do not have to be present to win)

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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:
Gina Quaranto–paintings
Larry Bennett–charcoal, drawings, paintings
Lucy Lee Alverson–paintings on wood and found objects



Digital Visual and Music Exhibition by David Chow


Art @ The Funk House showing Maranda Espinosa from Jan 1-Feb 2, 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! FIRST FRIDAY TROLLEY STOP!

The City of Las Vegas Employee Juried Art Exhibit opens on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at the Bridge Gallery in Las Vegas City Hall, located at 400 Stewart Avenue. This exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through February 5, 2010. CLOSED JAN 1, 2010

City of the World Gallery Sue Garn and Sandy Zinkevich, January’s featured artists, invite you to view and enjoy their art and photography.  Sue, an art educator for over 36 years, and Sandy, an accomplished photographer, will be on hand to meet with you and show their artwork on First Friday.

Damned Ink Studios showing the work of Mark T. Zeilman and Mike Biggs. There will be a sale on limited edition prints, t-shirts and more. Located in the Arts Factory upstairs. Jan 1, 2010 First Friday 6pm to ?? Fri/Sat 1-6pm and by appointment. (702) 480-9090.

D’Arte Designs POP-UP Galleries presents “An Eclectic Collection”, works by Sigrid Brunel, Denise R. Duarte, Anita Getzler, Walt Heron, Arthur Jabob and Mikel Patrik.  Experience the energy of this confluence of artists who articulate their world visually by a variety of media.  Abstraction to reconstructed realities flow from their creative centers to this place in time, the first day of 2010.  Experience the new decade and new year in a refined and artful environment. ONE NIGHT ONLY, First Friday, January 1st  from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Holsum Design Center, 241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suites 140 & 150.

Gaia Flowers, Gifts and Art Through January, Gaia features recent and earlier works by local painter Dan Hooker, who describes his art as “a never-ending itch, a need to create…” Also showing, an exploration of global metaphysics by B.J. Lipari. Starting with canvas and prayer mats, Lipari combines paint, ink, dye, found objects and more into complex observations of belief systems.

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.
Niki J Sands Contemporary Fine Art at the Arts Factory Suite 105A..
Featuring original oils, acrylics, giclees and prints by artists Niki J Sands and Eric Belanger…Meet the artists on “First Friday” January 1st, 2010 from 6pm until 10pm. Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 9am until 5pm.  Please call for an appointment 702.499.3984  We are located at 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Ste 105A  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     January 1- 29, 2010 Trifecta Gallery;   Anthony Freda –  Work makes you Free..Anthony returns with a new show of quirky assemblage illustrations.  Last years vintage chalkboard pieces from “all that Glitters…”  were a near sellout. Due to the New Years Eve party in the Arts Factory, Trifecta will be closed for Thursday Preview night. The official opening will be on First Friday, New Years Day.  6-10pm   702.366.7001


**The Get Back will be moving to the night before (Thurs) for a Special New Years Eve Party**
BEAUTY BAR features The Get Back, funky soul dance party w/ deejays: John Doe, Danny Boy, Phoreyz, Aurajin, 8-bits and special guests. 10pm until the wee hours. $5 for girls, $10 for guys. A funky good time guaranteed!!

Electronic Music Cafe is finally opening! Mark your calender for an important date in HOUSE MUSIC: January 1, 2010 the RAW opening of the Electronic Music Cafe in Las Vegas! Non-stop DJs, DJ HERO, DANCE MACHINE and gourmet COFFEE for FIRST FRIDAYS at 1308 S. Main Street, Las Vegas! 12 DJs-12 hours! Starts @ 6pm!


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