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, September 6
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Message in a Bottle,” new photographs by John Grant. 5-7:30pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Virginia Folklife Apprentice Program,” an exhibit of photographs by Pat Jarrett featuring master traditional artists and craftspeople as well as their apprentices. 7pm-9pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E Main St. “Disappearing Cultures” in the Front Gallery and “Mr. Crozet’s Tunnel” in the Black Box Gallery both by photographer Mike Heivly. “Loculus,” drawings by Linda Wachtmeister in the Passage Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Virginia Arts of the Book Center,” an exhibit of artwork, handmade books, broadsides, and more from the member artists. 5:30-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Poetry of the Land: Plein Air Painting” by Meg West. 6-8pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 2nd St. NW. “Out Loud,” a photography exhibit by Samia Ansari. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garage 250 1st St. N. “People of the River: Images of Life in the Peruvian Amazon” by Brittany Schenk. 5-7:30pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “Royal Jelly” silkscreen prints by Jacob Green. 6-10pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Ngau Gidthal (My Stories),” linoleum and woodblock prints by David Bosun. 5:30-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “The Army Wife,” textiles by Kristin La Flamme in the Susan B. Smith Gallery. Central Virginia Watercolor Guild’s Annual Show featuring 56 Virginia artists in the Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second Street SE. “Untitled” an installation by Hong Seon Jang and “A Common Place” by Caroline Allison. 5:30-7:30pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “Botanivore” new and exclusive botanical prints from six artists. 5-10pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “For the Good of Mankind,” new prints by Kristin Adolfson. 5-7pm.
Atelier ONE Gallery 1716 Allied St. Sculpture, woodworking, and ceramics by Michael Bednar, John Rubino, and Fred Dodson.
Fralin Museum of Art at University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Ansel Adams: A Legacy,” “Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” “In the Shadow of Stalin: The Patterson Family in Painting and Film,” and paintings by Émilie Charmy.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Tracing the Past,” photographs and poems by Mike Heivly.
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