First Friday Las Vegas May 7, 2010–6:00 pm -10:00 pm

G.L.O. Festival Joins First Friday Las Vegas (R) Events May 7

A Celebration Of Light, Art, Music & Performance Will Take Place In The Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

The city of Las Vegas will present the Global Light Objects (G.L.O) Festival as part of First Friday on May 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the downtown Arts District. This free event, a celebration of light, visual arts, music, performance and great company, will take place along with other regularly scheduled events of First Friday Las Vegas, presented monthly by Whirlygig, Inc. On South Casino Center Boulevard, between Charleston Boulevard and East California Street, the G.L.O. Festival highlights will include:

Artist invitational exhibitions by Anthony Bondi, Denise Duarte, Miguel Rodriguez, Todd Von Bastiaans and K. D. Matheson;

Improv on the street with a special appearance by the Steam Powered Giraffes, a roving musical pantomime;

“10 Years of Burning Man,” a street-side film screening at dusk on the giant screen;

A remembrance of the Las Vegas Centennial’s 100 Mural Project of five years ago; and

The Spontaneous G.L.O. Parade – join a glowing conga line wearing your best light costume.

Additional festival activities on Boulder Plaza at Main Street and Boulder Avenue will include:

Artist invitational exhibitions by Todd Dwayne Miller, Barbara and Larry Domsky, Montana Black, Linda Whitehair, Mario Smith and Jerry Misko; and

The Rocky Gordon Duo performing live.

Join us this month in welcoming our newest annual First Friday Las Vegas sponsor–Brett Wesley Gallery. You can find out more about this amazing new gallery @

Donate to support First Friday:

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 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 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 for just $25 per year. (go to this link for benefits: ) We also have special “I ‘heart’ First Friday” t-shirts available for just $7 (for 7 years) at the First Friday Las Vegas Information Table (located in front of The Funk House). Make a $2 donation at the info table and receive a coupon for a 10% discount at Naked City Sandwich Shop ( ).

City ordinance requires no glass bottles or cans!


Below is a partial listing of our Outdoor Artist Exhibits:
Steve Watley–Oil Paintings
Steve Shuck–Paintings on metal
Martin Kreloff–Paintings
Sergio Wong–Acrylic and digital
Ronald A. Wickersham–Paintings
Joe Clark–Sculpture
Stephan Canthal–Photography
Garry Hoholik–Light Sculptures/Recycled Materials

6-pm The Looking Glass Ties
8-10pm  Fallen Grace/Janis Joplin Tribute

“Rare outdoor appearance by the Lon Bronson Band, Vegas Icons of Industrial Strength Funk, Blues, Rock & Soul”. Find out more about this great band @:

Brett Wesley Gallery is pleased to present What Lies Beneath by Las Vegas photographer Jana Cruder and Snow White Revisited by California photographer Yasuko.May 6–June 1, 2010– Opening Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the award winning Brett Wesley Gallery located at 1112 Casino Center Blvd. on the corner of Charleston Blvd. Open 6-10pm First Friday. Jana and Yasuko will be in the gallery from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss their latest works and meet with collectors.

Circadian Galleries 1551 S. Commerce St. Spirits and Ghosts is about People,
ways of life, the seasons and the essence they leave. The art is all abstract and is “very uplifting as well as introspective”. more info @ 525-2850

City of the World Gallery presents watercolorist Pat Caspary.  You’ll enjoy viewing her whimsical views of “the good things in life.”  Come see Pat’s use of vibrant color with delicate layers of watercolor adding a glow to her paintings.

The Contemporary Arts Center presents its “21st Annual Juried Show,” juried by L.A. based artist Jeff Gauntt.  Preview Thursday May 6th 6-9, Artists’ Talk at 7, First Friday 6-10.  Suite 120 in the Arts Factory. Visit for list of participating artists!

D’Arte Designs POP-UP Gallery will be open for one-night only on May 7, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Holsum Design Center, 241 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 140.  New Artists and new exhibit.

Gaia Flowers, Gifts and Art–In May, Gaia welcomes Dana Balaban, whose photography show, “Anastasia” opens May 6 and runs through July. This artist loves nature and captures the fascinating and enchanting worlds on canvas. She feels blessed to spend time in nature studying structure, form and function. She shares with us a perspective not all can see. She shares with us a moment in time.

Holsum Design Center – IMPRESSION – Design students from College of Southern Nevada – Cheyenne Campus selected their quote and visually developed the profound statements into posters. The graphic posters represent the future designers of our community and their ability to conceptualize and construct from their learning experience at CSN.
Neon Venus Art Theatre, First Friday! May 7th 3rd Street Block Party, 3rd and Imperialt, Bands, Food, Art, and Send in the Clowns!–good vibes 2. C U there!
Retro Vegas, 1211 S Main, Mon – Sat 11 – 6, 702-384-2700  Gigi and Bobby Deal are local artists pursuing directional art.  Gigi’s work involves collage and mixed media.   She specializes in taking the lovelorn, timeworn, and forlorn and using it to create, once again, something that is lingering, enduring, and melancholic. Bobby is a Commercial photographer specializing in artistic glamour portraiture.  He is currently shooting two separate coffee table book projects featuring Las Vegas and Southern California models and entertainers.


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