First Friday Celebrates “Hot August Nights” This Month with Featured Artist Justin Lepper Aug. 4

First Friday Celebrates “Hot August Nights” This Month with Featured Artist Justin Lepper Aug. 4
First Friday’s
theme for August 4th is “Hot August Nights” with Featured Artist Justin Lepper (pictured) and The Rock & Review Battle of the Bands Race for October. Key elements for this month include: 

  • First Friday’s Featured ArtistJustin Lepper, a local contemporary artist who paints, sculpts, designs, produces art shows and designs murals. He considers himself a “macro designer, creating intelligent space for a future filled with intelligent people.”
  • Rock & Review, Race for October continues in July – each month from June to September, a winner will be chosen in this competition of local bands. In October – First Friday’s anniversary month – the four winners will go head-to-head and the ultimate winner will receive an exciting prize package.

The First Friday Foundation will post updates and special offers on scheduled First Friday events and other programming through its social media channels on Facebook at and Twitter @FirstFridayLV. The website,, is active, and applications for artists and vendors are currently being accepted for next month’s event.

August 4Th First Friday Highlights:

Alternative to driving to the event:

  • Las Vegas Rickshaw pedi cabs drop off and pick up at Coolidge and 1st Rides from downtown Las Vegas to First Friday and back all night.

Art Style: Emerging and established artists, arts, crafts curated by artist Izaac Zevalking. Interactive painting for those who want to explore their own creativity.

ArtWalk 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. showcases work by emerging Las Vegas artists. Check out the artist booths in main festival area. Be sure to stop into the Arts Factory and Art Square, and visit the many art galleries and studios.

Paint by numbers every First Friday with Jasmine Farro and Friends

Kids Zone. In Boulder Plaza.

Epyk Dance DepARTment 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. is where First Friday patrons can learn about a variety of dance forms, listen to music, and make new friends all while getting good exercise. Location for the Dance DepARTment: on Coolidge (between 1st and Main Streets).

Community Productions Drum Circle 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Drum Circle participation all night long.

Food & Drink 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Explore the many options for your taste buds as the First Friday culinary experience is back in full force with delicious options from a wide variety of food trucks and artisan food vendors. Special drinks at First Friday bars. And, try out one of the many restaurants in the arts district. Enjoy drinks at the many bars both in the First Friday event area and nearby in the arts district.

Music 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. E320 Entertainment Group presents live entertainment on the main stage. Battle of the Bands: featuring School of Rock – Green Valley, Angela Kerfoot, TEEJ and Spectrum.

And also brought to you again by local merchants: the southern end of the arts district offers antiques and fun happenings for guests. (Streets will be blocked from California Avenue to the north, Casino Center Boulevard to the east, Colorado Avenue to the south and Antique Alley (one block east of Main Street) to the west.)

Thanks to all our generous July sponsors:

  • City of Las Vegas
  • Review Journal
  • Channel 3
  • RTC/Bike Share
  • E320
  • Recycled Propoganda
  • Epyk

Hours Of Operation:

5 p.m. – 11 p.m.