18b, The Las Vegas Arts District
Thousands Enjoy Arts And Entertainment At
First Friday Each Month
In downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District you will find an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants just a short walk or bus ride from Fremont Street. Known as "18b," The Las Vegas Arts District is located immediately south of downtown Las Vegas in an area bounded by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston) and Colorado Avenue.
The name, "18b," represents the original Arts District area, which consisted of 18 blocks. Today, the Arts District area has grown beyond those original 18 blocks and is a classic urban mix of residential, commercial and cultural uses that will continue to grow as the hub of the arts scene in Las Vegas.
On the first Friday of each month, an arts and cultural event is held in the district. The "First Friday" festival draws up to 20,000 visitors into the neighborhood. This event encourages people to flock downtown to browse, buy, eat, drink and mingle. The event is a festive environment with food and beverage vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works.
First Friday website
18b, The Las Vegas Arts District, will be introducing a speaker series featuring local creative professionals in and around the Arts District and the Las Vegas Valley. The presenters for the inaugural event featuring the Pioneers of the Arts District are: Lisa Stamanis, Eric Strain, Richard Hooker, Michael Wardle, Ginger Bruner and Jerry Misko James.
Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2013, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art
900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
For more information, go to http://www.18b.org/events/857/