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First Friday presentsThe Fool - 03/26/2014
Downtown Las Vegas has its share of culture separate from the Strip. The first Friday of every month, the Arts District becomes an outdoor festival for all, including food, entertainment, music performances and exhibits.
First Friday's Charles Ressler: We make a difference by working together - 08/02/2013
Imagine a Las Vegas where community, responsibility to one another and education are priorities. Imagine a place where people are celebrated for their strengths. Think of a city where art, music and food are building blocks of community. If this is you, First Friday is the place to be. If at first thought you aren't sure, come down and give it a try.
Las Vegas: First Friday kicks off the new year artfully - 01/02/2013
Think "Las Vegas culture" is an oxymoron? Sin City's monthly First Friday festivals will suggest otherwise. Visitors seeking proof need look no farther than downtown's burgeoning Arts District and its growing number of galleries.
Local artists land jobs thanks to First Friday - 12/07/2012
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is the biggest free cultural event in Southern Nevada and now, First Friday is growing. The music and art festival takes place the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas and a new foundation is working to match local artists with jobs. Their first success story? Marquee Nightclub inside the Cosmopolitan.
First Friday spawns a 15-foot tall unicorn in downtown Vegas - 05/04/2012
It's First Friday and time for downtown Las Vegas to abound with innovative artist exhibits, live entertainment, vendors and other unique attractions . With so much to offer, the monthly event draws people from all walks of life. It sounds like your everyday street fair, but people behind First Friday have a greater goal in mind than just entertainment.
Economic development in action at First Friday - 01/05/2012
To see economic development in action, head downtown for 2012's first First Friday. There, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kids Zone near Casino Center Boulevard and Colorado Street, you'll see artwork from WALLS 360, a budding high-tech, graphic arts business whose founders relocated to Las Vegas from San Francisco in August.
12 to Watch in 2012 - Joey Vanas, Managing Partner, First Friday - 01/04/2012
Joey Vanas had a vision at Burning Man, and with the help of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, he's ready to implement that vision at First Friday.
The First Friday Five Guide Vegas's Art World - 12/22/2011
Hsieh, together with his marketing advisor Joey Vanas, Zappos executives Fred Mossler and Steve Hill, and developer Andrew Donner acquired the rights to the First Friday Las Vegas trademark and formed First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, the newly built engine for the nine-year-old arts event that paved the way for Downtown's urban renaissance. The next chapter in the city's cultural evolution was about to begin.
Chumlee reads winning haikus at First Friday Las Vegas - 11/07/2011
"Pawn Stars" fan favorite Austin "Chumlee" Russell and Las Vegas personality Dayvid Figler kicked off the Vegas Valley Book Festival with a haiku reading at Brett Wesley Gallery during First Friday Las Vegas last Friday night.
The Return of First Friday Las Vegas - 10/06/2011
In late July, organizers of downtown Las Vegas' First Friday arts festival announced the event would be put on a two month hiatus. This month marks the return of First Friday but now the festival is under new ownership.
Zappos CEO's purchase of First Friday shocks Arts District gallery owners - 09/13/2011
News that a crew involved in Zappos, including CEO Tony Hsieh, are buying the First Friday trademark and taking the event out of the hands of non-profit Whirlygig has the Arts District community buzzing.
Zappos foursome buying First Friday arts event - 09/13/2011
First Friday's operations are being sold later this week to four men involved with Zappos. They vow to expand art exhibits, parking and shuttle service for the downtown art event.