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.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Maps of an Azure Odyssey” by Judy McLeod. 5-7:30pm.
BON 100 W South St. First Fridays After Party with music by Money Cannot Be Eaten and Ears to the Ground Family. 8:30pm.
BozART Gallery 211 West Main Street. “Piedmont Pastelists” featuring work by pastel artists from Central Virginia. 6pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “SURPRISE,” an exhibit of sculptures and corresponding prints by various artists. 5-9pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “Molt,” the final show for Chroma Projects at its gallery space, in the Front and Passage Galleries with “Song of the Cicadas,” a film by Richard Knox Robinson, in the Black Box Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Pastoral Reflections,” oil paintings by John Tripple. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Being in Love,” new paintings by J. Joy Meyer. 5:30-7:30pm.
Les Fabriques 206 E. Water St. “Landscapes and Botanicals in Fabrics and Thread” by Janice Walker. 5-9pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Abstract Visions” by Margaret Embree in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; New Members’ Show in Lower and Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
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. 5-7:30pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Images From Within” by Lee Alter and her students. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Big Big Surprise,” collage and drawings by Mara Sprafkin. 5-7pm.
Boutique Boutique 411 E. Main St. “The Art of Private Devotion: Mexican Folk Retablos.”
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. An exhibit about “Create Charlottesville: A Cultural Plan for Charlottesville/Albemarle.”
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. A retrospective of paintings by Émilie Charmy.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “having-been-there” by Nici Cumpston.
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center 1400 Melbourne Rd. “VSA Art Show” featuring works by more than one hundred local artists with disabilities.
Pigment 1229 Harris St #13. “Painted Violins: A Benefit for the CHS Orchestra” featuring work by fifteen artists.
Telegraph 110 4th St NE. “Face Value,” an exhibit of portraits by various artists.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Small Works for the Holidays,” a group show.