First Friday 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.
BozART Gallery 211 W. Main St. Paintings by Carolyn Rathbun George. 6-9pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Man vs. Nurture,” a showing of pencil portraits by Spriggan that feature nurturing Charlottesville men. 6-8pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “The LOVE Show,” featuring artwork appropriately sized to send in the mail by 25 artists. 5:30-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. An exhibit by the Charlottesville Area Quilt Guild. 5:30-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Flowers from the Earth,” featuring works by gem artist Claire McIlvain. 6-8pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Lost and Found,” a show of found objects by Sam Pagni. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “Let’s Get Weird,” new artwork by Daniel Suter. 5-9pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “We Bury Our Own,” a series of photographs and video works by artist Christian Thompson. 5:30-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Birds of the North American Prairie,” watercolor paintings of birds by Salena Hitzeman alongside poems by Tracy Zeman in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Intimacy Theories,” a series of mixed media paintings by Polly Breckenridge in Lower Hall South; paintings by Nathan Motley in the Lower Hall North; and artwork by the Beverley Street Studio School in the Upstairs Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
New Dominion Bookstore 404 E. Main St. “The Shape of Space” showcases paintings by David Cook. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “In Lightning, Thunder, or in Rain,” a solo exhibit by Clay Witt. 6-7:30pm. Artist Talk at 6:30pm.
Spring Street Gallery 107 W Main St. “From Realism to Abstractions,” paintings by Gwen Hoyle. 6-8pm.
Studio 500 500 West Main St. Suite D. “Dancing in Stilettos,” oil paintings by Sarah A. Weber. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 W. Water St. “BUSHES/HILLS” a multi-media exhibit involving prints, drawings, and video by Hannah Barefoot. 5-7pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Momentum,” featuring landscape paintings by Laura Edwards Wooten. 5:30-7:30pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Honeyvine,” a group of Giclée prints of mixed-media collages by Loes van Riel.
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport 100 Bowen Loop. Charlottesville Stone Carvers Guild show.
Hotcakes 1137 Emmet St. Lee Alter student teen show.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW “Jefferson Pinder: Civic Meditations,” is a series of video work that begins with Passive/Resistance (2008).
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Layers,” paintings by Kiki Slaughter.
Maya 633 W. Main St. “Paradise Revisited: A Glimpse into Polynesian Culture,” photographs by Abe Costanza and Karine Morgan.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Museum Studies” featuring paintings by Bradley Stevens.
UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art 155 Rugby Rd. “Becoming the Butterfly: Landscapes of James McNeill Whistler,” featuring Whistler’s etchings and lithographs from the late 1850s; “STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time,” featuring work by the contemporary artist Suzanne McClelland; “Corot to Cézanne,” featuring French drawings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; “Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman.”
UVA’s Ruffin Gallery 179 Culbreth Rd. “Terrestrial Transmissions,” an exhibition of recent videos by artists who play with the tropes of science fiction in relation to femininity.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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