1st Friday

Our Mission
1st Friday, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and coordinated by Tammy Maddalla, 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 Tammy Maddalla to discuss becoming a part of this monthly Celebration!


Upcoming Events
Our next event will be Friday, May 2nd 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 - April 4th
(645.21KB, PDF Format)


1st Friday Map - April 4th



1st Friday Map - April 4th