First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions.
Angelo “Dreaming Dam Square,” mixed-media collages by Loes van Riel, 5:30-7:30pm.
Art Upstairs Gallery “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville, 5-8pm.
BozArt “Surfaces—Abstracts in Acrylic,” works by Ucky Light, 5-9pm.
The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative New work from David Ellis and Roberto Lange, 6-8pm.
C’ville Arts “East and West in Harmony,” watercolors by Nga Bui Katz and ceramic works by Jennifer Paxton, 6-9pm.
Café Cubano Oil paintings by Letran Sherman, 5pm-close.
Charlottesville Community Design Center The CCDC celebrates its fifth anniversary with a retrospective of projects, places and people from its past, 5:30-7:30pm.
Fellini’s #9 “Action/Reaction,” lacrosse documentary photographs by Tom McCrystal, 5:30-7pm.
The Gallery at Fifth and Water “Man and Nature’s Bounties,” works in oil, gauche and photo by Susan Ema Vernon, 5:30-8pm.
The Garage “Folly,” collaborative work by Corey Kitzke and Dave Moore, 5:30-8pm
McGuffey Art Center Recent oil paintings by Katie Marshall; the annual Charlottesville Watercolor Guild Show, 5:30-7:30pm.
Sage Moon Gallery, LLC “The Hershey Experience,” watercolors by Terry Hershey, 6-8pm.
Second Street Gallery “Mountaintop,” a site-specific installation concerning energy use and mountaintop removal mining by Jason Brown and Elizabeth Scofield; “Faustus’s Children,” an allusive, cinematic retelling of the Faust legend by Michele O’Marah, David Jones and Tim Jackson, 5:30-7:30pm.
Sidetracks Music “The Great Happening Illimitably Earth,” acrylic paintings and prints by Karen Milnes, 5:30-7pm.
Skylight Studios Work from resident artists, including owners Kelly Oakes and Kate Barton, contact for hours.
Spring Street Boutique “Ciudades/Cittá/Villes/Steden/Cities,” photographs by Liza Bishop and Neil Paxson, 6-8pm.
Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar “The Lighthouse Licks the Cemetery’s Wake,” photography, poetry and drawings by Jenny Bass and Cindy Leal, call for hours.
Virginia Discovery Museum “Slither, Fly, Hop,” pen and ink drawings by Megan LeBoutillier, 5:30-7pm.