Vegas Seven

First Friday

  • DTLV

    The Pros and Cons of First Friday

    By Misti Yang

    Here is what some Arts District business owners have to say about the monthly art walk.

  • Art

    Our December First Friday Gallery Hop

    By Amber Sampson

    Our local galleries are closing out the year with a serious bang. See for yourself.

  • About Town

    First Friday Returns to Its Nonprofit Roots

    By Geoff Carter

    Back in summer 2002, I heard the phrase “First Friday” for the first time. My friend Julie Brewer, former proprietor of groundbreaking Downtown café Enigma, told me that her friends Cindy Funkhouser and Naomi Arin were starting up a limited liability company, Whirligig, to stage a monthly gallery crawl between the gallery at Funkhouser’s Funk House antiques shop and Wes Isbutt’s Arts Factory complex.

  • Seven Nights

    Deadmau5 Heads to XS, The Chainsmokers Light Up Omnia

    By Ian Caramanzana

    Plus: GTA spins at Light, Chris Brown parties at Drai's, MSTRKRFT hits Foxtail Pool, and more.

  • The Hit List

    First Friday Brings the Carnival to DTLV

    By Camille Cannon

    February’s First Friday is carnival-themed, a nod to debaucherous pre-Lenten celebrations in Venice, Brazil and New Orleans.

  • Art

    Virtual Gallery Hop: June 2014

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during downtown’s First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday.

  • Weekend Kombat: Bruno Mars vs. First Friday

    By Jason Scavone

    Everybody has hard choices to make about how they’re going to spend their weekend. Some choices are harder than others. This week’s showdown: Croony, piano-wielding balladeer Bruno Mars vs. a snow-themed edition of First Friday that also features a local music showcase for Life is Beautiful. FIGHT!

  • Art

    Virtual Gallery Hop: June 2013

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during downtown's First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday.

  • Virtual Gallery Hop: May Edition

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during Downtown's First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday. Browse through the slides above to view the artwork. You can also click here to read a profile of Contemporary Arts Center, which celebrates 25 years of existence this year.

  • Art

    Virtual Gallery Hop: April Edition

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during Downtown's First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday.

  • Art

    First Friday Sneak Peek: March 2013

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during downtown's First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday. 

  • See the Juan Muniz/80s Kids Collaboration Here First

    Perhaps the most unexpected thing about this first-time artistic collaboration between The 80s Kids and Juan Muniz—appearing exclusively on DTLV and Vegas Seven before its First Friday debut—is that it doesn't feel unexpected at all. Here are two artists whose sensibilities—Muniz's sentimentality, the 80s Kids' whimsy—couldn't have merged more neatly.

  • Art

    First Friday: A Sneak Peek

    Welcome to Vegas Seven’s version of Preview Thursday, an interactive portal displaying some of the art that will be featured during downtown's First Friday art walk and the real-life Preview Thursday. This month’s art ranges from the risqué (Sin City Gallery) to the futuristic (robot paintings at Trifecta Gallery). Highlights include out-of-this-world ceramics at Other Voices Gallery, perception-bending photography at the Clark County Government Center and vibrant paintings at TastySpace.

  • Seven Questions

    Charles Ressler

    By Matt Jacob

    In March 2011, Charles Ressler packed up the car he had just learned how to drive a month earlier, took one last look at his lifelong home of New York City in his rearview mirror and began the cross-country move to Las Vegas—a place he had never seen nor ever desired to see. “It was the bottom of my list of places to visit,” he says.

  • Art

    How First Friday Changed Our City

    By Steve Bornfeld and Geoff Carter

    Arty party? Or simply … par-TAY? Ask arty folks and party folks and you might get different answers about which label better suits First Friday as it hits the decade mark, the monthly street fest having debuted in October 2002 as a way to spark a downtown renaissance.

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