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The 18b Arts District participates in Gallery Openings and an Art Walk festival on the first Friday of every month – from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The night before each “First Friday” all our studios are open to give a sneak preview of new artwork – it’s an ideal opportunity to meet our artists without a crowd. “Preview Thursday” has become the unofficial “collector’s night” and runs from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Free parking is available at the rear of our building just off Charleston Blvd. and Art Way on a little street called Boulder Ave. We are also located just 1 short block from the new 18b LV Arts District Bus Station on Casino Center Drive.
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The Arts Factory and ArtSquare is proud to be the geographic and creative center of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District where artists represent a broad range of contemporary and traditional styles, media, and interests. In addition to our commercial activities, #TheArtsFactoryLV provides an artistic lifeline and facility for many educational functions and community group meetings, including a weekly Life Drawing class, monthly board meetings of the 18b Las Vegas Arts District Neighborhood Association, the Las Vegas Sculpture Park, UNLV, and local high school student art exhibitions, fund raiser events for notable local and national charities, and local creators of all sorts. We also provide a unique cultural venue for musical concerts, poetry readings, and live theatrical performances. Our portion of the Arts District also includes new developments on 1st & Main street, Union House and even the old Mission Linen Building!
Cockroach Theatre began with a midnight performance of LINE by Israel Horovitz in December of 2002 (above). Friends for years, and having studied together in the theater department at University of Nevada Las Vegas we decided to produce the type of theatre we hadn't seen in Las Vegas. Directed by the late local critic Tony DelValle, Israel Horovits' LINE was an unexpected critical and popular success. Excitement carried us to another midnight production, Sam Shepard's Cowboy Mouth, as an outdoor immersive run in the back-lot of an antique store in what was [then] a quite seedy part of downtown Las Vegas. The ball had begun to roll. A nomadic bunch, we produced plays frenectially over the next six months, performing in any space we could find, saving money, and picking up new members along the way. Our first year as a theatre company culminated in establishing ourselves as a recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, a growing list of site-specific productions, and a month-long run of a world preimiere at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2003). Upon arriving back to Vegas from the Fringe, a core group began seeking an identity. Cockroach continued its nomdic tendicies, including a series of environmental theatre productions ensued in found spaces across the Las Vegas Valley. Producing a critically acclaimed production of Albert Camus's Caligula in a small downtown performance space in the Arts Factory. This is where Cockroach found its aesthetic. Performing in found spaces, junkyards, parks, warehouses, showrooms, taught us to be resourceful and we to adapted the plays we wanted to produce into any space that would suit the story being told. Not unlike our namesake, COCKROACH became a metaphore synonymous with survival, resilience, and turning resource constraint into a opportunity to create exciting, visceral theatre. We decided that if Cockroach Theatre was going to find permanence, we needed a permanent, or at least consistent place to produce. Cockroach Theatre opened Creative Studios LV in a large, live/work warehouse and produced and developed numerous successful productions there, namely Will Eno's The Flu Season, and John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Our vision from the beginning was to find a home downtown. By 2011, a local developer and longtime patron had begun work reinventing a dusty old warehouse in the Arts District into a beautiful creative complex of galleries and studios, what became ART SQUARE, and approached us about creating an intimate performance space within: ART SQUARE THEATRE (www.Artsquaretheartelv.com) Although we had limited resources, we were determined to find away to make it happen. Crowd-funding was just gaining steam; so we created an online campaign to help make our long-held dream a reality through the support of 167 incredible donors (listed on our 'supporters' page), and months of planning and hard work by dedicated volunteers, we opened Art Square Theatre; Cockroach Theatre's new home in the heart of downtown's 18b Arts District.
Eclipse Theaters Luxury Cinema Experience The Eclipse concept of luxury is to emphasize the sensory experience for the customers, surrounding the film exhibition with additional services intended to ‘delight’ and astonish guests. Brief description of the Eclipse experience: Because all of our guests are important to us, there is only one price level for customers: Prime, where guests can experience in-theater food and beverage service throughout the film. The VIP Prime seats are equipped with a convenient call button to request your server anytime. In the Prime area, the seating is designed with wide aisles and stadium risers to prevent anyone walking in front of you during the movie. With an elaborate restaurant style menu, the food items are specifically designed for “dining in the dark.” The menu features primarily finger foods like soft warm pretzels, wagyu beef sliders, chicken lollipops, and buffalo chicken flatbread. The drink menu offers an extensive selection of wine, beer, and craft cocktails. The lobby looks like a modern hotel than a traditional movie theater. The ultra-lounge and bar looks like an exclusive, elegant, and well-furnished venue suitable for date night, after work mixer, or cocktail party. Above the bar, several flat screen tv screens show sporting events. Around the lounge area are comforters, stools, tables, and chairs all arranged to encourage a vibrant atmosphere. Ticket purchases are facilitated by a either our user friendly website, fully automated touch screen system, which allows guests to choose specific seat location in their theatre, or through a ‘concierge desk’ staffed by knowledgeable service clerks. Another distinguishing feature is the movie theaters themselves, eight of which are available, and which are highlighted by striking leather chaise-style lounge reclining seats, which have full electronic control and provide a large footprint per patron. Each seat has a side table with a call button and a moveable glass tray to allow food and drinks to be safely served. The fourth feature of the Eclipse movie theatre service is that of in-theatre dining service. Movie watchers place their food and drinks order during the previews prior to the main movie show and receive their food and drinks to consume during the show. Alcoholic drinks are available as part of the broader menu offering. Therefore, at the heart of the Eclipse guest experience is a strong alignment of service and convenience with a heavy emphasis on the physical infrastructure: luxury seats and décor (even well-furnished bathrooms to convey a luxurious feel). Unique offerings such as VIP box suites, the comfortable seats and the quality of sounds and images, all work to make guests realize the transcendent nature of the Eclipse experience.