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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Mike Piggott | “Paintings from Wydaho”


UP FRONT GALLERY

Judy Bodenhorst Stowers | “Five Generations: From Ecuador to USA” | Herimine Mampoteng Bodenhorst, Piet Benno Bodenhorst, Monica Bodenhorst Navarro, Jeoff Benno Bodenhorst, Sophia | Mixed Media

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

“Drawing D-Day: An Artist’s Journey Through War” | An exhibition featuring the drawings of WWII veteran and artist Ugo Giannini

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: Double Entendre      CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  2PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  |  CLAY RAINBOW FISH

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about types of art and try your hand at different techniques. Takes place in the Imagination Studio on the first floor. This week, create your own beautiful rainbow fish!

This event is free with museum admission or membership


GLASS HOUSE

1019 Jefferson Street |  7PM

DEVON GILFILLIAN with CARL ANDERSON and APPLE BUTTER SOUL

Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix.

$15 advance // $20 door // all ages


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

EXHIBIT: Kris Rehring and Simeon Youngmann | LIVE MUSIC: Feral Ukuleles

EMERGING ARTIST (FIRST FLOOR HALL)

Anna Filiaggi

STUDIO 109 

Pop-Up Exhibition of Italian Artist, Fiorenza Guanetti

CO-OP GALLERY on the ground floor and second floor will be open

June's First Friday is sponsored by Member One Credit Union.

These events are free and family-friendly


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

MAKE YOUR OWN STOMP ROCKET

Join Vector Space as they celebrate their Vector Space Rocketry team's trip to the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals Fly Off by making stomp rockets! Come learn about their competition in Northern Virginia and make your own DIY stomp rocket. This is a kid and family-friendly activity.

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


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: Fourth Annual “Paint Out Lynchburg”

The Lynchburg Arty Club’s June Exhibit will showcase paintings from the Club’s annual event, “Paint Out Lynchburg.” All paintings will be of locations in Lynchburg and will have been painted on site. The exhibit will be open on First Friday, June 7, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will run through Sunday, June 30.

This plein air painting event takes place on two days, Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd. Artists who have registered for the event will paint throughout Lynchburg. The artists come from all over Virginia and some from North Carolina. There will be a plein air artist demonstration by Rosalie Day White at Hollins Mill Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The painting locations will include the downtown historic district, Anne Spencer Garden, Point of Honor, Old City Cemetery, the Cancer Awareness Garden, and Rivermont Avenue area. Each artist can enter two paintings from the event in the exhibition on First Friday at the Club, and the paintings will be eligible for awards.

The judge for the show is Ellen Schall Agnew.

This event is free and family-friendly