1st Friday Albany

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About 1st Friday

Albany's First Night For Art!

Current Participants / Sponsors:

1st Friday is a monthly arts and culture 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 collaboration between the Upstate Artists Guild , the local artists 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


    Featuring: Mahodd Harvin: Things from the Imagination

      Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting
    • Masterworks: Paper
    • Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

    Bombers Burrito Bar

    258 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    • $3 Dos Equis Drafts
    • $6 Original Margaritas

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Capital Wine & Spirits

    348 State Street Albany, NY 12210


    Wine Tasting!


    248 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    In The Gallery: Transition
    Paintings and photographs of Sarah Pezdek-Smith

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Elissa Halloran Designs

    229 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    15% off all Skeleton and Halloweenie items!!!
    Launching of new back room—Funky Finds!

    First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery

    326 State Street Albany, NY 12210


    • 5:50-8pm Art Gallery: Mixed Media Collages by Gail Hinchen
    • 6:00 pm Concert: Trevor Kahlbaugh Organ Recital and the Music of Cobblestone

    GreatFinds Thrift Boutique

    260 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12210


    A program of Equinox, Inc.
    Artful Windows: "Unfolding" highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness
    Fall Sale Event and light refreshments.

    Romaine Brooks Gallery @ Pride Center Of The Capital Region

    332 Hudson Ave Albany, NY 12210


    Featuring Tim Bergstrom

    Romeo'S Gifts

    299 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    25% Off Storewide Sale for 1st Friday in October!!!!

    The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery

    231 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    Featured Artist: Bill Pettit

    1st Friday Sponsor!

    Upstate Artists Guild

    247 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    • Original Art by some of the Capital Districts Finest Tattooers; Lost Love Art Show
    • Featured Artist Room :Life of Worth
    • Window: Existing

  • Downtown District

    African American Cultural Center Of The Capital Region

    135 South Pearl Street Albany, NY 12210


    • Callalloo Theater Company Presents: Fires In The Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities
    • General Admission is $20.00
    • For more information call 518-227-0154 or e-mail callalootheater@gmail.com

    Albany Center Gallery

    39 Columbia Street Albany, NY 12207


    • Where Things Go, Sculpture by Paul Mauren
    • The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 7 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Exhibit dates October 7 - November 4, 2016

  • Uptown District

    Esther Massry Gallery @ College Of Saint Rose

    1002 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12203


    • Lisa Hoke, Common Side Effects
      October 7 thru December 4
      Sculpture and wall reliefs constructed from recycled packaging
    • @Standish Atrium Gallery
      Danny Ginsburg '14, Hitting the Bumps On The School Bus
      thru February 26
      Paintings made from traditional and non-traditional materials

    Opalka Gallery @ Sage College

    140 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208


    Get Three-Dimensional: Book Signing and Interactive Stereography Demonstration with Melody Davis Melody Davis, Sage College art history professor, will answer your questions about stereoscopic (3D) photography with demonstrations of historical stereoscopes. Visitors are invited to handle the stereoscopes and stereographs, transporting themselves to the world of turn-of-the-century America. Dr. Davis will happily sign copies of her new book from the University of New Hampshire Press, Women’s Views: The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America.

  • After 1st Friday

    L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge

    203-207 Lark Street Albany, NY 12210


    • $5 Margaritas
    • Live Music by Gary Taylor 7-10pm

1st Friday News:

October's 1st Friday is on October 7, 2016

Written: Oct 04, 2016
A ghostly experience of art . . . and terror. . . . continue reading . . .

September's 1st Friday is on September 2, 2016

Written: Aug 29, 2016
School is in session. Fall is in the air. And this Friday is going to ROCK! . . . continue reading . . .

Announcing 1st Friday: August, 5 2016

Written: Jul 31, 2016
The dog days of summer are here. Go look at some art! . . . continue reading . . .