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.
Bank of America. 306 Main St. “Invasion 68 Prague,” photographs by Josef Koudelka. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Some Other Places We’ve Missed” by Mark Strandquist. 6-9pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “Books in Progress,” a group exhibit of books and printing ephemera in the Front Gallery. “Monuments and Distant Memories” by John Grant in the Resident Artist Gallery. Happenstance by June Collmer in the Passage Gallery. “NEAR & FAR & Breath” by Will May in the Black Box. 5:30-7:30pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Natural Virginia,” panoramic landscape photographs by Ben Greenberg. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. “A Piedmont Perspective,” photography by Michael Marino. 5:30-7pm.
The Garage 250 1st St. N. “160 Actions to Make a Jacket” by Susan Meiselas. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garden 1500 Jefferson Park Ave. “Spirit Reflections,” by Rebecca McEntire. 7-9pm.
The Haven 112 W. Market St. “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion” by Michael Nichols. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “New Work,” collage work by Andrew Marriott. 5-9pm.
Lynne Goldman Elements 407 E. Main St. Photographs by award-winning garden and botanical photographer Stacey Bass. 5:30pm.
Main Street Arena 230 W. Main St. “Slumber Party Massacre,” a photo series testament to the 1982 slasher film by Rich Tarbell and Brian Wimer. “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, Volume 2,” a photo series tribute to iconic album artwork by Rich Tarbell.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Petrochemical America: Project Room” by Richard Misrach. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery “Work & Process: Beneath the Roses and Sanctuary” by Gregory Crewdson. 5-7pm.
Studio Baboo 321 E. Main St., Ste. 100 “Lincoln, Lonnie and Me-A Story in 5 Parts” by Carrie Mae Weems. 5:30-7:30pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “Two Tones,” music-themed prints by a variety of artists. 5-10pm.
Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar 414 E. Main St. “Home Tea Home,” a variety of photo images by local tea drinkers.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Meanderings,” new paintings by Richard Oversmith. 6-8pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Rhizomatic” by Megan Bent. 5-7pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Movement While Waiting,” oil paintings by Laura Bell. 5:30-7:30pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Unfinished Stories,” photographs by John Mitchell.
Blenheim Vineyards 31 Blenheim Farm Rd. “Taking Time,” photographs by Ashley Florence.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “YourSpace” presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “Between Invention and Reality,” sculptures by Caesar Morton.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Black Prints from Cicada Press” featuring artwork by various contemporary Aboriginal artists.
L’etoile Restaurant 817 West Main St. Paintings by Malcolm Hughes and drawings by Barry Gordon.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Underwater Photography” by Gary Powell.
UVA Health System, Main Hospital Lobby 205 14th St NW. “In the Country” by Richard Bednar.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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