First Friday is a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Greensboro’s galleries, shops, art studios, & alternative venues that participate with programmed arts events 6 to 9pm on the First Friday of every month.
OUR MISSION is to open the doors of Greensboro’s arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the unique vitality of artists set within venues of Downtown Greensboro to support our local creative community and encourage local commerce.
First Friday is an opportunity to discover Greensboro’s local artistic community and support of locally-owned, independent businesses located in Downtown. The event is promoted through a partnership between Downtown Greensboro Inc. and the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.
Information about your participation in First Friday should be emailed to Downtown Greensboro Inc. to firstname.lastname@example.org with “First Friday” (and month) noted in the subject line.
Details must be reviewed 3 weeks prior to the event date with arts programming. For timeline and additional information, see FAQs (pdf).
About First Friday
First Friday is held year-round as an opportunity to discover the local cultural community and support locally-owned one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and other business venues in Downtown. Partnering sites program free events from 6 to 9pm along this walkable, self-guided tour. The monthly event is promoted by Downtown Greensboro Incorporated in partnership with the United Arts Council of Greensboro. Visit downtownfridays.com
About Downtown Greensboro Inc.
Downtown Greensboro Incorporated is a nonprofit economic development organization established in 1997. Our core purpose is to lead the development of downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here. Visit downtowngreensboro.net for more information.
About United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro
The UAC invests in our creative community. Our mission is to inspire growth of creative expression in our community by providing strategic and financial leadership to arts organizations, artists and educators that enhances quality of life and cultivates economic vitality and educational engagement with the Arts. Our vision is for Greensboro to be nationally recognized as a vibrant center for the Arts with a community rich in creative expression. Visit uacARTs.org for more information.