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.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Gift Forest,” a curated shop of vintage and handmade goods. 5-8pm.
Bon 100 W South St. “First Fridays After Party!” featuring old jazz and swing by Zuzu’s Hot 5. 8pm.
Boutique Boutique 411 E. Main St. “The Art of Private Devotion: Mexican Folk Retablos.” 5-8pm.
Cafe Cubano 112 W. Main St. “Figment,” featuring oil paintings inspired by pulp fiction novel covers by Mary Jane Nichols. 5-7pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “A Dozen Roses,” paintings by Tamra Harrison-Kirschnick in the Front Gallery, “Little Journeys,” works on paper by M.Jordan Tierney in the Passage Gallery, “Mise en Scenes,” paintings Stephanie Helvin and sculptures by Jennifer Almanza in the Black Box Gallery and “Sycamore Residence” by Orion Holen in the Underground. “Listening Room” by Peter Traub in the Sound Garage. 5:30-7:30pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Textiles to Dye for,” featuring work by Gillian Ruffa. 6-8pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “The Art of Rescue,” featuring a group exhibit of equine art to benefit Hope’s Legacy. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Breadhead,” a one-night only event with loaves of bread and portrait photography, by Ashley Florence. 5-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Holiday Group Show” in all galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
The New Dominion Book Shop 404 East Main St. New works by watercolor artist Blake Hurt. 5:30 to 7:30.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “When You Were Here Before” by Julian Forrest in the Main Gallery and “Still Waters Run Deep” by Genesis Chapman in the Dove Gallery. Reception from 5:00-7:30pm with artist talk at 6:30pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St. NE. “Face Value,” a small format portrait show by various artists. 5-10pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Small Works for the Holidays,” a group show. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Between Here and There,” photographs by Stacey Evans. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “To Conjure: Meditations on the Frontier,” works on paper by Jesse Wells. 5-7pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Recent Paintings by Michael Fitts” on scrap metal panels.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. Colorful quilts by the Crescent Hall Quilters.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” “In the Shadow of Stalin: The Patterson Family in Painting and Film,” “Stickworks” by Patrick Dougherty, and a retrospective of paintings by Émilie Charmy.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Ngau Gidthal (My Stories),” linoleum and woodblock prints by David Bosun.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. “New Paintings and Works on Paper” by Dean Dass.
Pigment 1229 Harris St #13. “Porcelain & Leather” by Rebekah Wostrel and Aaron Baker.
Sustain Main Street Market, 406 W. Main St. Light sculpture installation by Rebekah Graves.
Tim O’Kane Studio 107 Perry Dr. Recent studio and travel studies in oil and graphite by Time O’Kane.