November’s First Friday Exhibits

Joan Griffin at WVTF and Radio IQ Gallery Joan Griffin at WVTF and Radio IQ Gallery
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

First Friday exhibitions:

BozArt Gallery 211 W. Main St. Ceramics and paintings by Mike Harrison and Julia Kindred. 5-9pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Vipassana: A Personal Experience,” paintings and sculpture by Madrid-based artist Chicho Lorenzo. 6-8pm.

Café Cubano
112 W. Main St. Paintings by Elaine Bunch.

City Clay 301 W. Main St. “Mug Up” a show and sale of handmade cups for dining with friends, mugs for the approaching snowy winter, teapots that will serve as perfect birthday gifts, and handmade domestic wear by guest and City Clay potters. 5-7:30pm

Chroma Projects 201 2nd St. NW. “Water Keepers” paintings and ceramics by Diego Sanchez and Scott Meredith in the Front Gallery, “Intervals” paintings by Karen Hubacher in the Black Box Gallery, and “Domesticity: Collages by Barbara Bernstein” in the Passage Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.

C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main St. “Seasons of Color,” by fiber artist Maryann Lincoln. 6-8pm.

FIREFISH Gallery “The Mask Show,” a collaborative project among 20 local artists and “A Wing and A Song,” an exhibit to benefit a parrot sanctuary. 5:30-8pm.

The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “Random Accumulations,” paintings by Dave Moore. 5-9pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 2nd St. NW. “The Thirsty Guilt: Installation by Peter Allen” in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery and the “Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Juried Exhibition” in the Hallway Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Milli Joe’s Coffee 400 Preston Avenue. “Polaroids: Reworked & Repurposed” by Cary Oliva. 5-7pm.

Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. “Serpents,” small paintings and collages by Sharon Shapiro. 6-8pm.

Second Street Gallery 418 E. Main St. “…And Justice for Mall of America,” an Installation by Brent Birnbaum in the Main Gallery and “Pictures for Artificial Intelligence” by Michael Zachary in the Dove Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm with an artist talk at 6:30pm.

Studio Baboo 321 E. Main St. Works by painter Donna Redmond, photographer Tim McDaniel, and art quilts by Evelyn Braintwain. 3-7pm.

Warm Springs Gallery 103 3rd St. NE. Recent Paintings by Beth Cartland. 5:00-8:00pm.

WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 West Water St. “Woven Journeys” by textile artist Joan Griffin. 5-7pm.


Albemarle County Courthouse 501 E. Jefferson St. Group show by members of Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport 100 Bowen Loop. Charlottesville Stone Carvers Guild show.

Hotcakes Barracks Road Shopping Center. “Landscape Journal, Local Views,” oil paintings by Meg West.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “What They Wanted,” an exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Yhonnie Scarce. 10am-4pm.

Sun Bow Trading Company 110 South St. “Camel Flowers,” rare textile art of tribal Anatolian and Persian animal decorations. 11am-5:30pm.

UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art  155 Rugby Rd. “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese ink paintings from the 16-21st centuries,” “Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction,” “Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott,” and “The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscape in the time of the Civil War.” Noon-5pm.

UVA’s Ruffin Gallery 179 Culbreth Rd.   Paintings by New York Artist Margaret McCann’. 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Tale Telling,” an exhibit by print-maker Akemi Ohira. Opening reception 2-4pm on Sunday, November 4.

Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.

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