Some things automatically bring Las Vegas to mind: showgirls, gambling, the Strip. But one thing not normally associated with Vegas—art—is doing its best to get a foothold in the City of Neon. Las Vegas’ Arts District has been growing for about ten years, and it even has a catchy moniker: 18b. Its signature event, an art-infused block party called First Friday (held on–you guessed it–the first Friday of every month) started in 2002. Today’s Photo Friday shot is of the Arts District’s 18b sign. The eighteen represents the District’s original 18 blocks of art, but today the District is larger than 18 blocks. Visitors who like antique shops, local art, and non-chain restaurants will find all these things in the Las Vegas Arts District. You might not see actual showgirls, but you might see them artistically interpreted. A word of caution to parents who want to bring their kids to check out the Arts District: some of the art is likely to cause embarrassing questions, giggles, or blushing. Chances are good that you’ll see nudity. After all, this is Las Vegas.
Photo Friday 18B sign shot courtesy of Bradley Gordon
Photo of wall in Arts District courtesy of Terrisa Meeks