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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

“16 Hands – 22 Years in the Making” | Andrea Denniston, Brad Warstler, Benjie Osborne, Ellen Shankin, Hona Leigh Knudsen, Josh Copus, Josh Manning, Silvie Granatelli, Wendy Wrenn Werstlein, Sarah McCarthy, Seth Guzovsky

UP FRONT GALLERY

Branden Wilson | “Shadow Boxing” | Photography

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Student Art Show | Pre Teen Students | Instructor: Arnulfo Jacinto

Join the Academy for First Fridays Lynchburg as they unveil their latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional, and national artists presenting works in varying mediums. Refreshments will be served.

MUSIC: Jimbo & Kim Cary      CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork.

This event is free with museum admission or membership


JAMES RIVER COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES

Downtown Lynchburg

Sponsored and led by the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities, this upcoming art display features various artists from the Lynchburg area and beyond.  The concept of art in buildings is not new; it’s been done before, like Syracuse NY and St. Louis, MO.  The benefit of art in windows is proven to be effective for the artists, businesses, and community. The art will be launched this First Friday. Artists and locations listed below:

Elizabeth Gray - The White Hart
Erik Custer - Galaxie Modern
Kiera Hight - Scene3
Axwell Manzano - Downtown YMCA
Seth Banner - McGraw’s Furniture
Kristyn Kinsel - Garrett Wayne Apparel
Melissa Rudge - Oxide Pottery
Suzanne Paddock - Bailey Spencer Hardware
Meridith Di Avila Khan - Vector Space


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: Early African American Images

The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House will display images of local African Americans from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lynchburg Museum has assembled a special collection of original studio photographs, group images, charcoal portraits, and newspaper engravings of African Americans who lived and worked in the Hill City in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Between 1830 and 1900 almost half of Lynchburg’s population was African American (or non-white), yet very few images of these residents have survived. The people portrayed in these images represent all ages, professions, and socioeconomic levels, including both enslaved and free people of color.  The collection gathered for “First Friday” offers a rare and personal glimpse into the history of the Lynchburg community.

This event is free and family-friendly


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

EXHIBIT: 5th Biennial Community Art Show

5th Biennial Community Art Show continues through August 22nd.

EMERGING ARTIST (FIRST FLOOR)

"Transcendence” | Sunshine Barlowe Lewis | Opening Reception

108 STUDIO GALLERY

“No Place Like Home” | A public art project with Miriam's House and Riverviews Artspace, Opening Reception.

FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY

Artists trading cards from the 2019 Inaugural Trade of the Lynchburg Artist Trading Card Community.

Be sure to view all of the open Artist Studios throughout Riverviews Artspace!

These events are free and family-friendly


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

DIY: Kitchen Cosmetics

Local chemist and CVCC Instructor Nelson Ayala will be leading this hands-on activity. Come and learn the chemistry of cosmetics while you make your own body scrub or glycerin soap bar. Choose your own scent by adding essential oils to your product.

"Each month we offer a free and family-friendly activity. Learn new skills, see demonstrations, and meet other makers."


The Virginian Hotel

712 Church Street  |  5PM - 8PM

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS SATELLITE GALLERY

Kelly Gravely Mattox | Oils


WHITE HART CAFE

1208 Main Street | 7PM - 9PM

OPEN MIC

Come on out to The White Hart for Open Mic! Sign ups start 6:30 and performances begin at 7:15!


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

Katherine Hughes and Pamela Winegard |  “With and Without”

The exhibit features the work of 2 artists.

Katherine Hughes works from her home studio in Lynchburg. She will be exhibiting collages and what she refers to as “recycled imagery.” Katherine explains, “I enjoy using, combining and changing existing images to create my own visual statement.” 

Pamela Winegard is a mixed media artist and printmaker. Pam says, “In my art, I conduct an ongoing investigation of the visual narratives created between a community and the places they inhabit. The subject matter is often drawn from the past, or from spaces lost – particularly referencing American architectural icons – but reframed in today’s vernacular. It is curious to me, this use of nostalgia, transience, permanence, roots, present, past, connectivity, heritage, and other concepts that are used to illustrate our fractured ‘landscapes’.” 

This event is free and family-friendly


MAGNOLIA FOODS

2476 Rivermont Avenue |  5PM - 8PM

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS SATELLITE GALLERY

Lindsay Kirkland | Acrylic Paintings