The August First Friday art festival and celebration in downtown Las Vegas took on a different look and feel than First Friday events of previous months. Visitors were treated to an art exhibition with an Arctic theme. Along with the usual paintings and sculpture, the festival featured glaciers, whales and a winter wonderland atmosphere that stretched the length of a city block.
The exhibition, entitled “AntARTica,” made art the focal point of the day. Gallery owners who complained that First Friday had become more of a street fair than an art exhibition seemed satisfied by the result.