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First Friday Las Vegas
September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Friday Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, declares that First Friday on Sept. 2 is “On Purpose.” The art walk area on Boulder Avenue and First Street will feature an estimated 60 First Friday artists and craftspeople.
The food garden and bar area remain in the Art Square parking lot, along with entertainment.
While the First Friday Foundation is most known for the monthly event, it is also beginning to be known for all of its additional community programs that support local artists, small business and nonprofits throughout the year. The foundation remains “On Purpose” and celebrates creativity, embraces inclusivity and ignites critical thinking through creative measures to make a positive difference in the Las Vegas community.
Key elements for this month include:
First Friday Footprint – The Art Walk is on Boulder Ave. in front of the Arts Factory and on 1st Street. The food garden and bar are located in the Art Square parking lot.
COVID-19 Requests – Guests are asked to be mindful of others. There are no mask requirements or social distancing requirements currently. First Friday will continue with its program of sanitation and asks guests to continue washing/sanitizing their hands.
First Friday’s Featured Artist – Dalton Mauro (TonTonProductions) will show his work at First Friday for the first time in September. He started off as an accountant at a very large firm but left to become an entrepreneur. Eventually, he was able to shift his focus back into his true passion: the arts. Since then he has completely devoted himself to his music, paintings, and drawings – using his previous life journey in business, to create themes within his artistic works commenting on societal issues ranging from capitalism and greed to love, pain, and vulnerability in human relationships. Overall, his art work has become a way for him to convey the struggles, joys and emotion behind everyday human experience.
Entertainment – Beginning at 5 p.m., you will find pop up local entertainment.
Food Trucks – Over 20 favorite gourmet food trucks will be featured in the food garden. Other arts district art galleries, restaurants, bars and other retail businesses will also be open for First Friday.
Art Walk – 5 to 11 p.m. Highlights work by primarily local artists. Check out the artists booths in the event and be sure to stop in the many galleries in the arts district – Arts Factory, Art Square, along Main Street.
Family fun – There is always something fun for the whole family at First Friday.
Music – From 5 p.m., local talent will be featured throughout the night.
Expect street improvements that will delay traffic throughout the coming months. However, we look forward to the beautiful improvements in the area.
Parking Info: City-paid Parking Lot (only $6) located at 500 S. Main Street will be open with free shuttle drop off at Hoover and 1st.
Ride share drop off also located on Hoover and 1st. Additional Parking at 1000 Commerce for $10 with a short walk to the event
First Friday is only operating parking in the streets immediately surrounding the festival on 1st Street and Coolidge. These spaces are available for $25 cash at the check-in tents. First Friday is NOT operating in any of the vacant lots in the area for parking. There have been reports of people directing people to these lots and collecting money to park there. Do NOT park in any of these lots – you risk being towed.
To learn more, visit www.ffflv.org.