18b, The Las Vegas Arts District

 First Friday Photo
Thousands Enjoy Arts And Entertainment At
First Friday Each Month

In downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District you will find an eclectic mix of galleries, one-of-a-kind stores, and restaurants just a short walk or bus ride from Fremont Street. Known as "18b," The Las Vegas Arts District is located immediately south of downtown Las Vegas in an area bounded by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston) and Colorado Avenue.

The name, "18b," represents the original Arts District area, which consisted of 18 blocks. Today, the Arts District area has grown beyond those original 18 blocks and is a classic urban mix of residential, commercial and cultural uses that will continue to grow as the hub of the arts scene in Las Vegas.

On the first Friday of each month, an arts and cultural event is held in the district. The "First Friday" festival draws up to 20,000 visitors into the neighborhood. This event encourages people to flock downtown to browse, buy, eat, drink and  mingle. The event is a festive environment with food and beverage vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works.

18b website
First Friday website


Contact Information

Economic and Urban Development Department
City Hall
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
General Information Phone: (702) 229-6551
Fax: (702) 385-3128

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (pacific time), CLOSED Friday

Director: Bill Arent

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