First Friday is a monthly block party in the Las Vegas Arts District. The First Firday Foundation is seperate and distinct from the Las Vegas Arts District. The event started in October 2002 and has varied in size from a compact block party with just a few street closures to a neighborhood wide event. In addition to the official First Friday event, many neighborhood shops add hours, sales and special events to create more opportunities to celebrate.
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.
To constantly and emphatically seek, discover, inspire, and explore creativity in all its forms. To ignite the creative spirit that exists within, and defines us all, as human.
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 non-profits. We celebrate diversity and engage people around one core central theme – CREATIVITY!