1st Friday, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and coordinated by Michael Weidrich, aims to introduce a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Albany. 1st Friday promotes interest in the arts by making it accessible, thereby strengthening the arts community in Albany.
We invite artists, groups, galleries and businesses to be a part of this cultural event. Contingent on available vacant spaces in Center Square and Downtown, one-night art shows may be arranged during a 1st Friday. We also welcome sponsorship from local businesses and patrons of the arts. Please contact 1st Friday Coordinator Michael Weidrich to discuss becoming a part of this monthly Celebration!
Our next event will be Friday, June 7th beginning at 5PM, featuring numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Best of all, 1st Friday is an entirely free event. We hope to see you there!
Download a printable map from our most recent 1st Friday event here:
1st Friday Map - May 3rd
(1.76MB, PDF Format)