May First Friday events to feature Outer Space theme

The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight May 2 at venues throughout the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Admission and parking are free, and with shuttle service available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. A shuttle also leaves from Sixth Street across from the El Cortez valet entrance.

Live entertainment, artists’ booths, food vendors and more are planned. The theme of this month’s event is Outer Space.

Art Row on Casino Center Boulevard between Colorado Avenue and Charleston Boulevard is set to include artists’ and craft booths in The Bazaar. Green Street will feature booths concerning sustainable energy. All-ages classes by Social Paintbrush are scheduled for 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., and The KidZone is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Many downtown galleries also plan to be open from 6 to 8 p.m. for Preview Thursday.

Galleries set to participate in First Friday include:

Jana’s Red Room in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show small works by local artists, including featured artist Bodlar Deathbringer. Visit or call 702-454-3709.

R Space in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is scheduled to show work by the gallery’s two latest additions, Roberto Rico and Jane Israel. Visit or call 858-733-2135.

Sin City Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set continue to show “12 inches of Sin,” a juried show featuring work from around the world. Visit or call 702-608-2461.

The Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is scheduled to show “Marquee Theology,” a collection of signs as art designed to navigate the concepts of marketing, soliciting and evangelism — all ideas about selling an idea — by Dylan Mortimer. Visit or call 702-366-7001.

The Brett Wesley Gallery in Art Square, 1025 S. First St., is set to show landscape paintings of the Arctic by Elizabeth Blau. Visit or call 702-433-4433.

Reclaimed Art Suppliez, 1114 S. Casino Center Blvd., is scheduled to show work my multiple artists in multiple galleries. Visit or call 702-241-8926.

City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., is set to show abstract paintings by Kay. Visit or call 702-409-7549.

Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St., is scheduled to show “The Cup Show,” a national juried show of functional and sculptural cups. Visit or call 702-375-4147.

Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to show “Recycled Propaganda,” work by Izaac Zevalking. The gallery is open 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and by appointment. Visit or call 702-769-6036.