Or is it Main Street 3.0? Or 4.0? So many new additions to this Arts District arterial!
Others not pictured above:
Imagine a thrift store if your yard-sailin’ friend with an eye for what’s good picked over it first and only left the interesting stuff. That’s Daft Junk, a curated thrift store that weighs heavy in hipster fare — think Mickey Mouse shirts, World Fair cup collections, and a cookie jar adorned with ’shrooms — and thankfully lacking in weird stuffed animals with spider eggs in their ears (we’ve all seen it). Best part is the prices are still good. 1056 S. Main St.; 702-380-3299
Artist Izaac Zevalking aka Recycled Propaganda is the new kid on the block with his spacious, dual-purpose gallery. Up front is a clean, bright store and wall space to show his art, and in back is a darker showroom he hopes will offer a more interactive experience. His style is Banksy-esque, featuring well-known brand imagery, manipulated to convey a darker meaning. Unlike Banksy, he doesn’t require anonymity; he wants the space to be a place for people of the Arts District to gather. 1114 S. Main St. #120;
This 20-ton, architectural work of art by Luis Varela-Rico was dedicated late last year and is worth the walk north. Although it’s metallic and oozes industrial vibes, the artist has said its bowl-like segments are a nod to Las Vegas’ earliest people, the Paiutes, and their well-known talent for basketmaking. Main and Commerce streets, near the Gamblers General Store
Karaoke has bust out of Chinatown and into the Arts District. Started by a couple who met on America’s Best Dance Crew, the spot is a hip-hop hub, with private karaoke rooms, a bar, and a backyard area where shows are held. It’s home to the Human Experience open-mic night as well as dance battles on First Friday. And no, you don’t have to be a ninja. 1009 S. Main St.; 702-487-6213