First Friday announced Changes for Winter 2012 and Open Call for Artists, Sponsors, Entertainers and More



First Friday Las Vegas Announces Changes for Winter 2012 and Holds Open Call for Artists, Sponsors, Volunteers, Food Trucks and Entertainers

Launch of new artist and vendor application process, updated winter hours, new location of Fremont East fair and more…

First Friday Las Vegas will change to winter hours, 5pm – 11pm for the January, February and March festivals. Specific event details and programming for January 2012 will be distributed soon. In the Arts District location new art tents and a music stage will now extend south on 3rd Street from the intersection of Colorado. The Fremont East street art fair will now take place in the space behind Downtown Cocktail Room and Beauty Bar, between Las Vegas Blvd. and 6th Street.

First Friday Las Vegas would like to let all artists, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, food trucks and entertainers know that as the First Friday events grow, they would like artists and vendors of all sorts from across the valley to grow along with them. Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14, a new artist, vendor, food truck and volunteer application process can be found under the “Get Involved” tab on the website Deadline to be considered for the Jan. 6, 2012 First Friday is Friday, Dec. 23, 2011; however all are encouraged to create their profile via the new registration process on the website to be considered for other 2012 First Friday Las Vegas events.

“With our expansion we’re looking to bring in an even wider range of artists and vendors – from different styles of art and new food items to entertainers – there is a place for everyone at First Friday and we want to give them the opportunity to showcase their talents,” said First Friday Las Vegas Managing Partner Joey Vanas.

Anyone who registers for the First Friday newsletter or signs up as an artist, sponsor, vendor, volunteer or entertainer in the new system by Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, will be entered in a raffle to win an original piece or art from one of our fabulous First Friday artists.

For more information and continuous updates on First Friday Las Vegas, please visit or the event’s Facebook page


First Friday Las Vegas has been a mainstay of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas for nine years. In 2011, just shy of the October nine year anniversary, the arts and culture festival welcomed a new ownership group, First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, comprised of executives Tony Hsieh, Fred Mossler and Steve Hill, as well as downtown developer Andrew Donner and Joey Vanas. The outdoor event features several areas throughout Downtown Las Vegas that showcase artists of all calibers and genres, supplementing with live music, food and other celebratory events

Leave a Reply