Following are the Downtown venues participating in this month’s First Friday event. All events are free and scheduled from 6 – 9pm unless otherwise noted. Print out map here:
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205 Collaborative – 205 Lyndon Street
Meet and talk to artists in their studio work spaces. Featuring sculptors, mixed-media artists, painters, jewelers, illustrators, furniture designers, potters, fabric artists and much more.
African American Atelier Inc. – 200 N. Davie Street
Join the African American Atelier for an extended viewing of, “The Alberta W. Cuthbertson Visual and Performing Arts Program featuring Guilford County Students.” This 60 piece exhibit is sponsored by the Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Enjoy stories by the Triad Story Exchange and face painting for ALL ages!
Ambleside Gallery – 528 S. Elm Street
“Flight into Abstraction” – works by artist, sailor and philosopher, Reid Stowe (1000days.net). Live music and refreshments offered.
ArtQuest @ Green Hill – 200 N. Davie Street
ArtQuest for Adults is an opportunity to participate in a felt making workshop with Greensboro artist, Paige Cox. Light hors d’oeuvres provided by The Fresh Market. Cash Bar. Cost is $5 per person to cover supplies (pay at the door).
Center City Park – 200 N. Elm Street“Friday Night Live” music outdoor show series at Center City Park. This week features music by The Radials, Twisted Dance’s Torque and Simplified.
Chakras Spa – 229 S. Elm Street
Chakras Spa presents “The Art of Beauty” with works of art by featured artists Bonnie Stanley (Intimate Lens) and belly dancing by Fauna of Soulflower Dance. Live entertainment by the Rasika Ensemble and henna tattoos by Poonam Henna Art. The event is from 7:30 PM- 9:30 pm.
Civic Threads – 527 South Elm Street
The Briar Estate refurbished vintage pipes create amazing work that everyone can appreciate whether you’re a pipe collector or a current enthusiast. Also featuring locally made and artisan products by The Sweet Shoppe and Beans Boro Coffeehouse & Roastery. Sampling of cake and iced coffee along with plenty of locally made artisan products!
Edward Jones Investments – 512 S. Elm Street
Edward Jones Investments hosts local artist James Williams, Abstract Art on Canvas. Williams is a 2006 UNC-G Masters of Fine Art graduate.
Earthworks Gallery – 500 S. Elm Street
Featuring John & Scottie Post who have over 30 years of experience in the unique & handmade pieces of Hog Hill Pottery. Their work explores every aspect of the art of studio pottery!
Elements Gallery – 526 S. Elm Street
Featuring artists Meg Smither (painting, collage & fiber) and Debbie and Randy Sells (clay). Elements is a co-op gallery showcasing over 40 local artists.
Elsewhere – 606 S. Elm Street
Works by visiting artists, special projects, and collaborative performances.
Gallery 320 (Center City Church) – 320 N. Eugene Street
Gallery 320 will display beautiful works by many, local artists displaying the beautiful atmosphere of clouds, rain, light and shadow. See “The Heaven Declare,” a large exhibit that explores emotions we feel when we get up in & look to see what kind of day we will have! The large gallery full expression and live music will also host local artisan’s handmade wares.
Greensboro Historical – 130 Summit Avenue
Participating for the first time on First Friday, join the Historical Museum to say goodbye to the Draped in Legend: Dolley Madison Exhibit. Live music, free tours, and activities for the whole family.
Indie Market – Corner of S. Elm Street & Martin Luther King Boulevard
The Indie Market is a place where local artists and crafts people come together for an open air market of handmade and vintage items, with a little music thrown in for you shopping pleasure. Vendors and artisans open from 4pm – 9pm.
International Civil Rights Museum – 134 S. Elm Street
Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum as the pre-Juneteenth festivities begin. The multi-talented Anointed Vessels Mime group will captivate with their unique precision and skill to be followed by inspiring music, dance and original poetry provided by local artists and students.
JMR Sculptures – 620 S. Elm Street Suite 240
Showcasing sculptures by local artist Jay Rothberg. Artwork for anyone interested in buying a gift that shows emotion and vitality related to love and relationships, the sculptures are all about babies, children, families, and couples. These sculptures are particularly popular at this time of the year for Father’s Day and weddings. They are a delight to behold. Enter at Bain Street, across from Mellow Mushroom.
Jules Antiques and Fine Art – 530 S. Elm Street
Celebrating the roses blooming in the courtyard with champagne! Featuring an incredible display of hand crafted antique model sail boats and remote control power boats. Let us smooth out your First Friday evening with a live classical harp performance by Abigail Van Patter.
Just Be – 352 S. Elm Street
Featuring artist Susannah O’Brien of Oh! Susannah’s uses vinyl embellishments to create custom made clothing, pillow cases, and much more.
Pop Up Promenade – 134 S. Elm Street
A pedestrian showplace complete with street painting, special lighting and greenery, live entertainment, cafe seating and food trucks, and more. February One and Davie Streets.
Mack and Mack – 220 S. Elm Street
The F-Art Ensemble returns to Mack and Mack with a midsummer revival, featuring recreations of their musical performances from the 1980’s. The audience will experience briefly rehearsed renditions of barely rehearsed concerts. Fortunately, refreshments are provided.
Old Photo Specialist – 320 S. Elm Street Suite B
Join Old Photo Specialist for an evening of art, photography and refreshments.
The Thrill of the Hunt – 604 S. Elm Street
Welcoming new artist Theresa Borders who specializes in up-cycling old furniture to give it new life! Meet Theresa and see her painted, stained, and upholstered pieces in person.
The Sweet Shop – 631 S. Elm Street
Welcoming jazz vocalist, Brenda Bey. A regular and crowd favorite, join us to listen to her soulful jazz and enjoy some sweet treats.
Triad Stage – 232 S. Elm Street
The Imagination Installations Project believes in harnessing the collective power of our community’s dreams. Recently featured at TEDxGreensboro, it’s the brain child of a handful of dream makers in Winston-Salem. Triad Stage has invited them to our front door to deliver an awe-inspiring interactive project about dreaming, risk taking, and the power of YOUR imagination. Plus, we’ll have a cool classic car you can ogle.
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