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Albany's First Night For Art!


Current Participants / Sponsors:

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

    Featured artist: Melody Often


    Wampum World: An Art Installation by Renée Ridgway
    • Spotlight: Erie Canal
    • Ancient Egypt


    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!



    City Church

    200 Washington Avenue, NY 12210 (Former Key Bank Building)

    /citychurchalbany.com/

    Featured artist: Amanda Mellinger
    Musical Guest: Steven Stewart


    ENIGMA CO

    250 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    theenigmaco.com

    Please join us for our showing of "autogenetic" by Julian Ansell. Be sure to stop in and see how we've transformed the old Ben & Jerry's into a great new venue with this preview for 1st Friday!


    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    ehdesigns.com

    10% off all animal items!!


    First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery

    326 State Street Albany, NY 12210

    firstpresalbany.org

    Concert: 6:00 pm: Albany Gay Men’s Chorus – Selections from Broadway


    Lark St. Natural Foods

    217 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/LarkNaturalFoods

    10% Off on any purchase at our store on 1st Friday with mention of this listing


    Rocco's Art Gallery

    220 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/Roccosartgallery

    • Pop up show featuring David Dip Soulion
    • Outdoor Art Market
    • Gallery shop open daily


    Romeo's Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/pages/Romeos-Gifts/156025297768831

    25% off Storewide for the Month of June!!!!


    Savoy Taproom

    301 Lark Street, NY 12210

    savoyonlark.com

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


    That Store

    247 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/ThatStoreAlbany

    Featured Artists: David DiPasquale, Mahodd Harvin, and Kaz-Mir
    Storewide sale for new location!


    The Gallery at ENIGMA

    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    theenigmaco.com

    Featuring paintings by Gary Masline


    The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery

    231 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210

    facebook.com/The-National-Upholstering-DesignStudioGallery-167651776597120

    Featured artist: Mike Millspaugh, Small wood carvings and drawings. Also paintings by Bill Pettit, Gerald Cooley and Wren Panzellas


  • Beyond Lark Street

    Albany Barn

    56 Second Street Albany, NY 12210

    albanybarn.org

    • 5-8pm - Body Work: an exploration of gender, identity, and sexuality
    • 7-11pm - Battle of the Brushes: live painting showdown!


    Esther Massry Gallery & College Of Saint Rose

    1002 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12203

    strose.edu/campus-offices/massry-center-for-the-arts/esther-massry-gallery/

    • DESIGN@WORK: The Karene Faul Alumni Show
    • Reception June 2 & September 8 from 5-7 pm
    • Participating are 14 designers from around the country who work with video, animation, web design and print for major brands.


    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

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

    Artful Windows: "She Said I Do"– 40% off sale
    Light refreshments


    Overit

    435 New Scotland Avenue 12208

    overit.com/

    Albany Tea Festival at Overit

    If you’re a tea lover or just tea curious, please join us for the third annual Albany Tea Festival featuring specialty vendors, tea talks, charity raffles and a Chinese tea ceremony. The Hungry Traveler food truck will be there, too.

    After browsing the vendors, learn about what’s trending in the world of tea, the medicinal properties of Ginseng and mushrooms, go on a tea journey and end your evening with a play about the history of tea! Admission is free. Attendees can sign up beginning at 5:30 p.m.at the event to attend the Chinese tea ceremony. For more information about this event, please visit http://albanyteafestival.com



    Pine Hills Branch, Albany Public Library

    517 Western Ave Albany, NY 12203

    albanypubliclibrary.org/locations/pinehills

    • ART @ APL exhibition opening reception
    • Illustrated Show featuring the following artists: Marie Beebe, Ruth Chan, Gigi Chen, JiYoung, Aya Kakeda, Deb Lucke, ShinYeon Moon, Jeremy Ngyen, Isabel Roxas, Meg Sodano, Nina Summer
    • thru October 28


    The University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    universityclubalbany.com

    • 6-8pm - 7th Annual Pinkster Celebration
    • Meet John Freeman Gill, Author of "The Gargoyle Hunters"
    • Tickets $40
    • 8-10pm Rock, Pop and Irish Pub Songs with Geo Doody


  • After 1st Friday

    Albany First Friday Swing Dance

    Albany Elks Lodge
    25 South Allen Street Albany, NY 12208

    danceflurry.org

    Band: Eight to the Bar
    • Free Swing Dance LESSON Giulianos at 7 - 8pm, no partner needed
    • DANCE to Eight to the Bar 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 $5 margarita specials.


    University Club

    141 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210

    universityclubalbany.com

    8:00 -10:00 p.m.- Rock, Pop and Irish Pub Songs with Geo Doody



1st Friday News:

1st Friday, 06 2017

Written: May 29, 2017
High Summer == High Art . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, 05 2017

Written: May 05, 2017
Have an ARTY! Cinco de Mayo. . . . continue reading . . .

1st Friday, April 2017

Written: Apr 07, 2017
April showers are full of art! . . . continue reading . . .


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