Local artists land jobs thanks to First Friday
It's the biggest free cultural event in Southern Nevada continues to grow.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is the biggest free cultural event in Southern Nevada and now, First Friday is growing. The music and art festival takes place the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas and a new foundation is working to match local artists with jobs.
Their first success story? Marquee Nightclub inside the Cosmopolitan reached out to the foundation looking for local artists to create a Halloween display. Artist Anthony Bondi created the Tin Man. "So here I am with access to Marquee who didn't know me as far as I know. The skills have been there. I've been there. But they didn't know about it. But when they reached the First Friday Foundation the connection was made. It's tremendous."