The First Friday arts festival is set to celebrate the monthly event’s 11th anniversary from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 4 at venues throughout the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free, and free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Live entertainment, artists’ booths, food vendors and more are planned.
An Oktoberfest Beer Garden is planned for the block north of Charleston Boulevard between Art Way and Casino Center Boulevard. The Kid Zone is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. in Art Row.
For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com. Many downtown art galleries also open from 6 to 8 p.m. for Preview Thursday.
Galleries planning to participate in October’s First Friday include:
Downtown Contemporary Art in Art Square, 1025 S. First St., is set to show “Car Wash,” an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Beckmann. Visit downtown-contemporary.com.
Gainsburg Studios, 1039 S. Main St., is set to have stone sculpting demonstrations by Sharon Gainsburg from 6 to 9 p.m. All guests are invited to try stone carving. Visit gainsburgstudios.com or call 702-249-3200.
The 303 North Studio in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show “Penumbra,” new works by Jska Priebe. Visit 303northstudio.tumblr.com or call 702-742-6241.
Joseph Watson Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show works by Joseph Watson. Visit josephwatsoncollection.com or call 858-733-2135.
Jana’s Red Room at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show small works from local artists. Visit janasredroom.com or call 702-454-3709.
The Sin City Gallery at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show “Live, From Sin City: A Ten Year Retrospective of Pin-Up Art” by Krysztof Nemeth. Visit sincitygallery.com or call 702- 608-2461.
The Trifecta Gallery at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show carved wooden paintings by Tom Pfannerstill. Visit trifectagallery.com or call 702- 366-7001.
The Contemporary Arts Center at The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show “I Am My Own Cheerleader,” a combination of video, performances, sculpture and crafts by J. Casey Doyle. Visit lasvegascac.org or call 702-382-3886.
The Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., is set to show “Head Space,” paintings by Kevin Chupik. Visit brettwesleygallery.com or call 702 433-4433.
Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., is set to show ”Dolls,” mixed-media works and collages by Ali Fathollahi. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702- 782-0319.
City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., is set to show “Jan and Julie….Showing Their True Colors.” Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.