Think "Las Vegas culture" is an oxymoron? Sin City's monthly First Friday festivals will suggest otherwise. Visitors seeking proof need look no farther than downtown's burgeoning Arts District and its growing number of galleries.
The next one is--surprise!--Friday and begins at 5 p.m. and lasts about five hours. It takes over several square blocks around Charleston Boulevard and Main Street, just a few blocks northwest of the Stratosphere.
The monthly festival, now in its 11th year, features the works of more than 75 artists and 15 live bands, plus DJs providing additional music from four stages.
The January event will include KidZone, an area in which families can get art lessons from some of the cartoon animators at the Chuck Jones Experience, an attraction at Circus Circus. Stephen Fishwick, an artist with Disney Fine Art, will be creating a large-scale painting as budding artists observe.