Art programs are being cut from schools. Museum funding being ripped away and Nevada is slated to lose $700K for local arts programs next year.

To fight back, #ARTCARS from across the galaxies are descending upon Las Vegas on a mission to support our local art programs.

These cars will land on the Las Vegas Strip, then roll out to Downtown for a music festival unlike any other on earth.

Move your feet to the biggest collection of art cars outside of The Playa this Saturday for the Intergalactic Art Car Festival, where all proceeds from food, drink and donations will benefit local art programs in partnership with the First Friday Foundation.


Lyft Launches Intergalactic Art Car Festival To Support Nevada Arts Programs

All proceeds to raise money for local arts programs

Click to tweet​: I ride for local arts! Join me and @Lyft at the #IntergalacticArtCarFestival June 9 with proceeds to benefit @FirstFridayLV and other local art programs. RSVP at artcarfestival.com

LAS VEGAS (May 15, 2018) – Art programs have been cut from schools. Museum funding has been stripped away. Nevada may to lose $700,000 for local arts programs next year.

Lyft is partnering with ​Fired Up Management to create the Intergalactic Art Car Festival on Saturday, June 9, with all proceeds benefiting local art programs through the ​First Friday Foundation​.

The out-of-this-world festival will convene the largest collection of art cars outside the playa created by some of the country’s most brilliant installation artists, including 30-foot alien creatures, praying mantises, rhinos, monsters, alligators, swans, and even a stapler.

At 7 p.m., the cars will proceed from Llama Lot at Ogden and 9th Street, run down the Las Vegas Strip to Harmon before turning to return to Llama Lot.

An all-ages, art-filled immersive experience festival will follow from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with fire dancers, live DJ performances, food trucks, and artist demos. Vehicles on display feature multiple fire shows, LED screens, and thumping sound systems, and can stretch to be more than 25 feet long and over 30 feet high.

“When we found out that Nevada could lose nearly a million dollars for art programs, we knew something had to be done,” said Kris Cuaresma-Primm, Lyft Nevada marketing lead. “Arts programs are more than teaching us to paint or draw, they’re fundamental in teaching a creative process to solve social problems from traffic to job creation to climate

change. Lyft is proud to work with Fired Up Management and First Friday Foundation to support local art programs.”

“​Events like this and brands like Lyft are so important to the fabric of the social community to extend the message and culture of giving back to the world,” said Joshua Levine, owner of Fired Up Management. “This is more than a festival; this will be an intergalactic immersive experience for all.”

To make the festival accessible to everyone, Lyft has made general admission tickets free while supplies last with RSVP at ​artcarfestival.com​. “Philanthropist” ticket packages start at $75 per person and feature various festival upgrades including an open bar at Atomic Liquors, free credit with Lyft to encourage responsible rides, and express entry to the festival. Ticket buyers also have the opportunity to make a donation to be entered to win a ride in an art car during the procession.



Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population and Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.


Fired Up Management is a full service management firm offering turnkey solutions for festivals, parades, film and commercial shoots, corporate and private events, fundraising galas, weddings, theme parties and any other special occasion worthy of a celebration.


The First Friday Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local arts and culture. Its purpose is to provide a long-lasting, community wide cooperative effort between the private sector, public sector and government to create, facilitate and, or manage artistically inspired endeavors, in all mediums and to the betterment and enrichment of society, in particular to low income and disenfranchised communities. The First Friday Foundation works with community-minded organizations across the Las Vegas valley including schools, youth groups, senior centers, ethnic and faith-based organizations, and other nonprofits.

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