First Friday And Preview Thursday In The Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

Bundle up and do some Holiday Shopping. Great art from local artists is the best gift you can give.

First Friday is the  monthly art fair in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District.

I’m absolutely running late in getting you some of the openings and special events for the December First Friday. Remember, most of the venues are open on Thursday Evening as well for Preview Thursday. Most of the opening parties take place on Thursday.

Gaia – Flowers Gifts Art 4 E. Charleston

Gaia 12-3 annoucementGaia features paintings by Dan Hooker in our flower shop, as well as an exhibit of mixed media works by B.J. Lipari in our tea lounge. A reception for Dan and B.J. will take place at Gaia during Preview Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3.

During First Friday Las Vegas at Gaia, Susanna Brent will be playing with fire! Using her torch, the local jewelry maker will give a dramatic demonstration of her torch techniques. Susanna will also be showing her latest line and talking to visitors about the environmental impact of the jewelry industry. This is a must-attend event for anyone who loves both jewelry and the Earth.



Phenomenal Photography

Brett Wesley Gallery - Las VegasBrett Wesley Gallery – Casino Center At Charleston

This amazing collection will feature world renowned and emerging photographers rarely seen in Las Vegas. Experience works from David LaChapelle, Albert Watson, Adam Fuss, Kim Joon, David Drebin, Stillmand and More.

Brett says this exhibition is not to be missed!

The opening is during Preview Thursday 6 to 10 pm.

A small glimse of the show is here.

Exhibition Dates: December 3rd thru January 29th. 11am to 6:30 Tuesday Thru Sunday. And First Friday and Preview Thursday.

Your Future Starts Here

Your future starts hereContemporary Arts Center – In the Arts Factory

This exhibit will showcase the lives, work, and experiences of artists who were once members and primarily involved during the “Golden Age,” of CAC.  The  exhibit will highlight the CAC’s influence on the careers of artists and the beneficial impact the artists had on the CAC. 

By presenting the work of CAC members and founders the exhibit seeks to provoke inspiration and inform Las Vegas of the importance of the CAC as a community based organization. The works and deeds of the exhibitors continue to have a great impact on the present and future careers of artists. Their efforts and successes have made a great contribution to the Contemporary Arts Center and  the Las Vegas Art Community. For a list of Artists and about the CAC, click here. Opening Reception during Preview Thursday.


This one’s a mystery. Atomic Todd has something extra special hidden behind the rolladens. 1217 S. Main Street. The big reveal happens from 6:15 to 6:20 pm. during First Friday. Quoting from the invite:

Alios announces the arrival of our holiday window. The grand reveal will occur at 6:15 with the raising of the Rolladen door.

In the spirit of the holiday windows of Marshall Fields in Chicago and the beauty of the Lights of Las Vegas…

Alios presents NO VACANCY


As usual, here’s the link for all the events, venues, and music lineup for First Friday in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District

Holiday Toy Drive At The Arts Factory

The good folks from Olive Crest are running a toy drive for abused and at risk children from low income families in Las Vegas.  Donation boxes here at the Arts Factory and we hope our visitors will fill them with toys which will be distributed before the Christmas/Kwanzaa/Chanukkah holidays. This community event which will directly benefit Las Vegan families of all denominations and the toys will be distributed through the “Lark Williams Toy Drive” event and to several youth centers around the city. The boxes will be all around the building for next few weeks.