Weekend Photos From First Friday In The Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

The Street Party At First Friday Was PackedWith gorgeous springtime weather, the crowds at First Friday were huge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Music On The Land Rover Stage At First Friday - The Monthly Art and Music Festival In the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

 

 

Live music on the Land Rover Stage at First Friday.

 

 

 

 

Pink Flamingos In The Windows Of  Retro Vegas - And Jack LeVine and Mary Alderman Of Very Vintage Vegas

I handed off the camera to someone so that I could get my picture taken. Almost every picture you’ve ever seen on VVV was taken by me, and because I’ve always got the camera, I rarely get my picture taken.

That’s me and Mary Joy Alderman, the fashionista of VVV.

The Pink Flamingos in the windows of Retro Vegas make it hard to miss.

 

Ben Nation - Propriotor Of Retro Vegas Allows His Customers To Try Before You Buy

 

Crowds and sales at the grand opening of “Retro Vegas more than exceeded expectations for Ben, Matt, Bill and Mark.

Ben, on the left, who’s the most obsessive of collectors and a 2nd generation antique dealer was heard to say “Oh my God, they’re buying all my stuff”.

 

 

Dr. Lonnie Hammergren with his son Carl at Retro VegasWe ran into the godfather of Historic Preservation In Las Vegas.

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren on the left with his son, and my friend Karl, who’s an interior designer at Walker Furniture.

 

 

 

 

Zelda Stands Guard At Retro VegasI’m thrilled to report that at least a 1/2 dozen of you stopped in to Retro Vegas and specifically asked to be “introduced to Zelda”

Zelda once stood guard at the corporate main office of Mandalay Bay, and I was instrumental in helping Ben Nation acquire her for his personal collection.

She’s not for sale, but makes an elegant security guard for his new store at 1211 S. Main Street.

 

 

Diane Bush - Proprietor Of Lost Vegas  - The Vintage Clothing Store In The Arts FactoryDiane Bush’s new vintage clothing store “Lost Vegas” which is in the Arts Factory was a huge success.

Diane, dressed to the 9’s, as usual, was more than surprised at how well received, and how much of her wonderful vintage clothing collection found a new home.

 

 

 

 

Leslie Rolands New Gallery In The Arts FactoryLeslie Rowland now has her own space at the Arts Factory after years of sharing with other artists.

 

IF YOU’VE NEVER ATTENDED FIRST FRIDAY, GO PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR.

IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER. IT’S THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH IN THE ARTS DISTRICT OF DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS.