July First Fridays Guide

Bob Anderson paintings at McGuffey. Bob Anderson paintings at McGuffey.

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 arts@c-ville.com.

First Fridays, July 5

Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Resulting Jigsaws,” a new collection of paintings by Kathleen Craig. 5:30-7pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “MapLab,” a participatory exhibit to map Charlottesville in creative ways. 5-8pm.

Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “In the Field” by Dymph de Wild in the Front Gallery. “Humanature” by Karen McCoy in the Passage Gallery. “Elemental Encounter” by Karen McCoy and Robert Carl in the Black Box. 5:30-7:30pm. Starting at 7:30pm, “Stereoscope,” a two-act performative event, will take place in Chroma’s underground space.

CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle presents artwork from various community members. 5:30-7:00pm.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “A Fiber Garden” by Carolyn Seaman. 6-8pm.

The Garage 250 1st St. N. An exhibit of concert posters and photocopy art by James Ford. 5:30-7:30pm.

The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “Apocalyptic Dentistry” by Jamie Morgan featuring painting, fashion and sculpture. 5-9pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Journeys In Woven Color” in the Susan B. Smith Gallery. “Annual Summer Group Show” in the Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Second Street Gallery “Decoration/Destruction” by Olga Antonova, Laurent Crasté, and Cheryl Pope. 5-7pm.

Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “Jurassic,” an imaginative journey to the age of the dinosaurs by a variety of artists. 5-10pm.

Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “”Pleasures of Summer” by Andras Bality, Rob Browning and Liz Price. 6-8pm.

WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Thor’s Harbour,” paintings from Iceland by Chrissy Baucom. 5-7pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “The Natural World of Nancy Jane Dodge,” featuring oil paintings by the artist. 5:30-7:30pm.


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “(sur)passing,” photographs by Lola Flash.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Black Prints from Cicada Press” featuring artwork by various contemporary Aboriginal artists.

UVA Health System, Main Hospital Lobby 205 14th St NW. “In the Country” by Richard Bednar.


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