Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"BBC's World Service"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TODAY
Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana Laws
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
RECENT
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

The Dispute over First Friday
The Dispute over First Friday

Listen
AIR DATE: August 8, 2011

Last month, the promoters of the arts festival First Friday said they would be taking a two-month hiatus.  That sparked an outcry from angry business owners in First Friday's downtown area.  They say the promoter, Whirlygig, doesn't control the festival and has no right to close it down.  But Whirlygig says it's struggling to find funding and isn't getting help from local businesses.  The festival will still open this Friday, but will it still be the same?  And what about the artists and business owners who relied on First Friday's sales?  Local business owners weigh in.

GUEST
Wes Myles, owner, The Arts Factory
Gina Quaranto, owner, Blackbird Studios
Jennifer Henry, owner, FlockFlockFlock; member, First Friday advisory board


LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
My group of friends go to First Friday most months. I'm making calls and tweeting to make sure we show up tomorrow, to support the event and show Las Vegas needs First Friday to continue.
ShimonAug 4, 2011 10:16:10 AM
© 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.