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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY & UP FRONT GALLERY

Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition
47 Photographers from 13 States
Juror: Carolyn Russo, Museum Specialist, Smithsonian

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

RJ Goodwin|  Photography showcasing a sampling of the renovation work at the ACOA

MUSIC: Isaac Williams, pianist

CATERING: Peakland Catering

SPONSORS: Select Bank and Moore & Giles


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

GREAT ARTISTS: COLOR WHEEL CLOCKWORK

Come discover great art around the world!  Investigate the color wheel, color mixing, and clocks throughout history in this Great Artists program.

This program is free with museum admission or membership.


first unitarian church

818 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

VEGGIE VITTLES  

This new initiative to help residents learn more about vegetarian and vegan cooking—will include free food tastings!

"We will offer a few vegetarian/vegan dishes for guests to sample that are delicious, healthy, and meat-free! Visitors are welcome to take home printed recipes and other handouts to learn more about how a plant-based diet can help to save money, improve health, and even save the planet!" 


lynchburg diversity center

901 Jefferson Street, Suite 201  |  5:30PM - 8PM

View and experience current project: "You Are Here: A Queer History of Lynchburg"


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 7PM

LYNCHBURG ENTERTAINERS

This exhibit will focus on performers ‘Cile Turner, Screechy Carwile, and others. 

Objects on display will include historic photographs, records, movie programs, posters, and tickets. In addition to the articles on display, the documentary on Lynchburg’s musical history, Music Matters: The Roots of Rhythms in Lynchburg, produced in 2016 will be shown. The two part series highlights the influence of six Central Virginia musicians on Lynchburg’s musical past. 


MARKET AT MAIN

904 Main Street  |  7PM - 9PM

LIVE MUSIC: Chilly Brothers


renaissance theatre

1022 Commerce Street  |  6PM - 8PM

EMERGING ARTIST: Erik Custer

Erik Custer’s experimental perspective on landscapes with patterns creates a unique, slightly tilted viewpoint in his paintings. 


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  5PM - 8PM

COMMUNITY EXHIBITION

The Riverviews Biennial is a tradition that honors the tremendous amount of creativity in the Riverviews community. The exhibition features an impressive variety of works by thirty-two artists representing Riverviews studio artists, Co-Op members, building residents, board members, interns and staff. 

Find the list of participating artists here.


RA BISTRO

1344 Main Street

FIRST FRIDAY DRINK SPECIALS

Enjoy appetizer specials along with these drink specials: Blue Hawaii Martini, $2 Tapout Specials (Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA & Rogue Honey Kolsch), and $5 glasses of house red and white.

 


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

CANDLE MAKING

It's FOUND Vintage will lead a candle pouring activity! Learn to use soy wax and scented oils to create your own unique candle in a vintage container. 

These family-friendly activities and demonstrations are free to the public.


YOGA GOODNESS

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

"YOGA FOR LIFE" DEMOS

Don't Namaste at home! Every half hour, beginning at 6pm, Yoga Goodness will offer short "Yoga for Life" demos. No need to come in yoga clothes, these moves are accessible even in First Friday garb! Join Yoga Goodness in showcasing their talented teachers, the benefits of mindful movement, and their lovely, creative space.


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Legacy Museum of African American History

403 Monroe Street  |  6PM - 8PM

VISUAL VOICES

A celebration of African American artists from Lynchburg and the surrounding areas.

Find the list of featured artists here


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

GUARANTEED TO MATCH THE COUCH EXHIBITION

The art show will feature paintings both large and small in a variety of styles and colors by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge: Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow; which will complete any home remodeling or room update.

"The show will include works in oil, acrylic and even mixed media, says member artist Judy Lochbrunner.  Some of the paintings are inspired by locations here in Virginia while others are more contemporary and abstract.”