In late July, organizers of downtown Las Vegas' First Friday arts festival announced the event would be put on a two month hiatus. This month marks the return of First Friday but now the festival is under new ownership.
Three executives from Zappos and a fourth partner purchased the trademark from former owners Whirlygig and will now be the main organizers of the First Friday. The new organizers have promised a bigger and better First Friday with improved parking and an expanded space.
After the change in ownership was announced business owners in the arts district area said they were surprised when they learned of the purchase and were unaware the deal was going down. Despite that, gallery and business owners say they are excited about the changes. We take a look at what's in store for the new look First Friday.
Wes Myles, owner, The Arts Factory Gina Quaranto, owner, Blackbird Studios Joey Vanas, Managing Partner, First Friday Las Vegas LLC