Over 20 years, First Friday turns downtown Las Vegas into creative nexus – KNPR


KNPR, Oct 07, 2022 by Mike Prevatt CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Twenty years ago, they tried something pretty audacious for downtown Las Vegas. They put on the very first First Friday, a one-night carnival of food and entertainment centered on art in the area of Charleston Boulevard and Main Street. It was audacious in 2002 because back then, the Arts District Read More

VOTE FOR DTLV TODAY! Best of Las Vegas


We all know that downtown Las Vegas is the place to be!  Show your DTLV Pride and vote for DVA members in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas. Categories include Best Bank, Best Downtown Casino, Hotels & Casinos, Best Downtown Restaurant, Best Happy Hour, Things to Do, Entertainment and more….   Please go to the website Read More

Recognize Downtown Las Vegas!


September is the season for recognition in Downtown! There are some amazing things happening and we want to share a few opportunities to give a shout out or two for people and companies that are making a difference.   TOP TECH AWARDS   The Top Tech Awards, sponsored by Cox Business, honors the most innovative, creative technology leaders in the Las Read More

Watch the Livestream Recording on Updates for the Las Vegas Medical District


On Tuesday, August 23, the Downtown Vegas Alliance partnered with the city of Las Vegas to host a Successes & Insights event featuring discussions on how development in the Las Vegas Medical District will transform access to medical care in our community.   Stakeholders and city leaders shared plans and spoke about the intersection of public works, community and business Read More

Remembering John Culetsu


It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our friend and colleague, John Culetsu, VP & Managing Director of the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, peacefully passed away on July 27th after a short illness. As a Steering Committee member, John was always there to support the DVA and the community. He provided valuable input and guidance at Read More

The Downtown Vegas Alliance Announces its Board of Directors for 22-23


Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of The Downtown Vegas Alliance (DVA), a member-driven 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that connects its members and downtown stakeholders to influence growth the heart of Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the organization’s 2022-2023 officers and board of directors. Several local businesses leaders were newly elected to this year’s board, joining a slate of returning members including Read More

Message from Executive Director, Carolyn Wheeler


This time last year, we were still navigating the COVID pandemic and looking forward to its end. But a resurgence and new variants seemed to constantly get in our way, so the DVA didn’t really get back to in-person events until January 2022 when we had our winter membership Mixer at Classic Jewel. We then followed up with a celebration Read More

Plaza Hotel & Casino unveils four projects to transform its iconic Main Street façade and dome


Under the twinkling lights of its iconic dome, the Plaza Hotel & Casino unveiled the details of four large-scale projects that will transform and reimagine its historic Main Street façade, including its porte-cochère, into a one-of-a-kind destination for cocktails, gaming, and dining. “The Plaza is proud to call 1 Main Street home,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel Read More

Join us at The Covid Murals Preview Party on May 12


The Downtown Vegas Alliance is proud to be a part of The Covid Murals exhibit showcasing how businesses and artists came together during Phase 1 of the pandemic to create an environment of hope. Tickets for our Covid Mural Exhibit Preview Party are on sale now!  Enjoy an evening of art, food, drinks and entertainment, plus an amazing silent auction Read More



The Downtown Vegas Alliance and the city of Las Vegas announces a number of special offers from downtown hotels, businesses and venues during the NFL Draft, April 28-30.   With more than 500,000 people expected to attend the NFL Draft Experience on the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas offers a great, fun, and easily accessible option for taking in Read More