First Friday Las Vegas Announces Next Event – Wonderland

First Friday Las Vegas, the largest arts and culture festival in the Western United States, announces a call for all artists and performers to submit proposals to contribute to the next event on Friday, August 1.

First Friday Las Vegas
First Friday Las Vegas

First Friday is looking for whimsical, magical and wondrous installations with a nod to a variety of artists like Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro for “Wonderland” which explores scope, fantasy, surrealism and all things that inspire awe and wonder.

Artists of all types are encouraged to apply with a detailed description of their “Wonderland” concept. Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 and contain a full written description of the concept accompanied by sketches, illustrations, dimensions, description of materials and all operating requirements.

Submissions are accepted by First Friday Las Vegas through the following methods:

  • In person at the First Friday offices above The Beat Coffee Shop at 520 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • By mail to First Friday Las Vegas 520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Electronically at submissions@ with a file size limit of approximately 7MB

Submissions must also include the full name of main contact, secondary contact, phone numbers, emails and preferred method of communication. Artists selected to participate in “Wonderland” will be notified no later than Monday, July 14 and deadline for final specifications, plans and requirements will be due no later than Friday, July 25.

All submissions must be about wonder in its many forms and suitable for all ages. “Alice in Wonderland” themes are not required but welcome. All submissions must fit onto a 20’ x 20’ paved space on Casino Center Drive in the epicenter of First Friday Las Vegas. All approved submissions must be able to be executed, built, delivered and installed by 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 1 and be able to be broken down and removed no later than 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 2.

The talented individuals or groups selected will have their work displayed at First Friday and will be eligible for a grand prize of a $10,000 commission for a subsequent work or performance to be completed specifically for First Friday Las Vegas. Winner(s) will be announced on Friday, August 8.

First Friday Las Vegas reserves the right to relocate, modify or adjust any final installment should event circumstances require. Every effort will be made to maintain the artistic values and integrity of the installation. All submissions must be original or a work that may be derivative from work in the public domain or is allowed under US Copyright law (refer to the Unites States Patent & Trademark Office for more information); if performing, that you have or have obtained the legal right to perform your work.

For a full request for proposal (RFP), additional rules and regulations, please visit


First Friday Las Vegas has been a mainstay of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas for eleven years and has become the leader for family-friendly activities, art, cultural enrichment, educational efforts, imagination, community and more; mostly low cost or free of cost, for every age. The outdoor event which averages 20,000 patrons each month features several areas throughout Downtown Las Vegas like KidZone, Green Street, The Hub Stage and Shuffle Zone that showcase artists of all calibers and genres.

Stages throughout the festival feature live music, food vendors and food trucks offer the finest in cuisine and other celebratory events each month are always working to build community in Las Vegas. First Friday Las Vegas, LLC’s Managing Partner is Joey Vanas. For more information on First Friday Las Vegas, please check the website,

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