First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays, August 2
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “MapLab Scavenger Hunt,” a community-wide scavenger hunt to collect and record a multitude of items from around the city that tell different stories about Charlottesville. 6-8pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “2013 Storyline Project,” an exhibit of photographs, original artwork, and audio recordings from the 2013 Storyline Project. 5:30-7:00pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Texture Tells the Tale” by Jayme Driver. 6-8pm.
The Garage 250 1st St. N. “Florida” series of photographs by Elli Williams. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “So Much More is Somewhere Else” by Zachary Gaston Grasso & Richard Taylor Logue featuring paintings, drawings, photographs and even custom designed jeans. 7-10pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Journeys In Woven Color” in the Susan B. Smith Gallery. “Annual Summer Group Show” in the Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Places I Have Been,” oil on canvas by Lindsley Matthews. 6-8pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “SEIBEI” featuring screen prints, original paintings, and tee shirts by SEIBEI (David Murray). 5-10pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Thor’s Harbour,” paintings from Iceland by Chrissy Baucom. 5-7pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Resulting Jigsaws,” a new collection of paintings by Kathleen Craig.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “In the Field” by Dymph de Wild in the Front Gallery. “Humanature” by Karen McCoy in the Passage Gallery. “Elemental Encounter” by Karen McCoy and Robert Carl in the Black Box.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “(sur)passing,” photographs by Lola Flash.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Black Prints from Cicada Press” featuring artwork by various contemporary Aboriginal artists.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center 126 South Wayne Ave, Waynesboro VA. Works of art by the Beverley Street Studio School artists.
Speak! Language Center 313 2nd St. SE, Suite 109. “Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association’s Nineteenth Annual Juried Art Show”.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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