Indian Sikh Community to participate in First Friday
The Sikh community of Las Vegas has joined hands with other interfaith groups to participate in upcoming First Friday Las Vegas to be held in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, May 1st, 2015.
For the first time a group from Indian community is participating in First Friday festivities. The Las Vegas Sikh community will have a booth with latest in Indian fashions, Indian cuisine along with Indian music to showcase Indian cultural diversity. The group is planning to perform Bhangra and Gidha at the event.
First Friday Las Vegas, one of the largest arts and culture festivals in the Western United States, is known for bringing people together and will take it a step further at the May celebration by inviting groups of all religions, cultures, races, genders and sexual orientations to come together for an evening of mutual respect and understanding.
Presented by Best Buddies Nevada and sponsored by the Jewish Federation, “One World Through Art” celebrates the diversity in Las Vegas on Friday, May 1. First Friday has long exemplified the values of inclusion and openness, as well as the unifying power of artistic expression to achieve true acceptance and understanding. Using arts of all forms – visual arts, crafts, culinary, music, dance, fashion, language, food – First Friday provides guests the only “passport” necessary as a citizen of the world to explore, discover and embody these values to realize “One World through Art.”
All groups will come together for one collaborative art installation that will reflect unity in the Las Vegas community. All organizations will be on hand to answer questions and showcase various forms of art popular within their culture. As a presenting sponsor, Best Buddies Nevada will greet guests of First Friday on the shuttles to and from the event and at the Welcome Tent, where they will encourage visitors to take part in an interactive art exhibit.
First Friday exists all over downtown Las Vegas, and there is a different feeling that pervades in the area during the event. This sense of wonder and creative energy has expanded to the Fremont East area both before and after each First Friday event with engaging arts, crafts, bands, and food and drink specials at Fremont East locations. First Friday hours are 5-11 p.m. and there is no cost to attend the event. Shuttle service will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. from various downtown locations.
For more information on First Friday Las Vegas, please check the website www.firstfridaylasvegas.com, the Facebook page www.facebook.com/firstfridaylasvegas or on twitter at @firstfridaylv.