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Albany's First Night For Art!


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1st Friday is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in Albany, NY. Event sponsors and participants host events from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city. 1st Friday is an active and unique collaboration between the Upstate Artists Guild (UAG), Lark Street BID, the local arts community, and local businesses. Please support our participants and sponsors!

  • Lark Street District & Central Avenue District

    Alacrity Frame Workshop

    215 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    alacrityframeworkshop.com

    Featuring: Albany to the Adirondacks by Brad Wenskowski


    • The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute
    • 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region


    Bombers Burrito Bar

    258 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    bombersburritobar.com

    Featuring:
    • $3 Dos Equis Drafts
    • $6 Original Margaritas


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Capital Wine & Spirits

    348 State Street Albany, NY 12210

    capitalwinealbany.com

    Wine Tasting!



    ENIGMA CO

    250 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    theenigmaco.com

    Featuring the photography of Joe Oppedisano


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    ehdesigns.com

    10% off all drinking glasses!!!


    Romaine Brooks Gallery & Pride Center Of The Capital Region

    332 Hudson Ave Albany, NY 12210

    capitalpridecenter.org/rbg/

    The Saratoga Ghost Horse Series by Cat


    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/pages/Romeos-Gifts/156025297768831

    25% off Storewide Sale for 1st Friday!!!!


    Savoy Taproom

    301 Lark Street, NY 12210

    savoyonlark.com

    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month


    Slavonian European Cafe

    189 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    www.facebook.com

    Free Tea Tasting


  • Beyond Lark Street

    Albany Barn

    56 Second Street Albany, NY 12210

    albanybarn.org

    Thirteenth Annual Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition


    Albany Center Gallery

    488 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

    albanycentergallery.org

    • Launch of Listening Here, with artists Stephanie Loveless and Cristyn Magnus
    • Closing Reception ofPassage,a journey through prints, curated byAlana Akacki


    Fort Orange General Store

    296 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12206

    fortorangegeneralstore.com

    Join us for 1st Friday in downtown Albany! In partnership withAlbany Center Gallery, local artist Alex Waters will have a pop-up exhibit opening reception; the exhibit will be on display throughout the Labor Day weekend


    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/pages/Great-Finds-Thrift-Boutique

    Artful Windows: 'Hues', New Fall arrivals, Summer Sales


    Opalka Gallery & Sage College

    140 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208

    sage.edu/opalka

    Featuring Kathryn Field


    The University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    universityclubalbany.com

    Meet the U Club's 10th Artist in Residence, Stacy Caldwell
    In partnership with Albany Barn


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Upstate Artists Guild @ The Barn Stage 1 Gallery

    46-48 North Swan Street Albany, NY 12210

    upstateartistsguild.org

    Annual Member Show: August and September


  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208

    danceflurry.org/swing

    • Band: Moon Indigo w/ guest Peter Davis
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to Moon Indigo w/ guest Peter Davis from 8 - 11pm
    • Admission including lesson: General $15; Dance Flurry members $12; Seniors/Students $10.


    L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge

    203-207 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    laxonlark.com

    Live music from 7 - 10pm with a local artist - $5 margarita specials.



1st Friday News:

1st Friday, September 01 2017

Written: Aug 23, 2017
Fall back into school, and ART! . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, August 04 2017

Written: Jul 29, 2017
Welcome to the dog days of summer. Let's look at some art. . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, 07 2017

Written: Jul 01, 2017
Happy Fourth of July, and may God Bless America . . . continue reading . . .


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