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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Chris Noel  |  “Fifteen Years of Searching” The Many Styles of an Undecided Artist  |  Mixed Media

UP FRONT GALLERY

Lisa Pitcher & Paula Cooper  |  “Photo of the Day” DOB 1/9/2012  |  “Thousands of Snapshots Later”

Ed & Kari McIlvaine  |  Wood Fired Pottery & Majolica Pottery

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Heritage High School Art Students  |  “Let Your Trumpets Blow, Let Your Mighty Voice Be Heard”

Teacher: Jon Roark

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: Isaac Williams, piano      CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly


Atelier 11, ltd arcitecture

1206 Main Street  |  5PM - 7PM

 DESIGN SHOWCASE  |  E.C. GLASS PRECISION MACHINING & DRAFTING CLASSES

Drafting has a strong history at Glass and many young architects had their start under the tutelage of Ms. Karen Hanson.  Two years ago, the school resumed their precision machining class with instructor Mr. Paul Ewing.  These classes are providing a strong foundation for students interested in architecture, graphics, and industrial design.  Join Atelier 11 for light refreshments. 


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  |  PABLO PICASSO

Learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, explore and celebrate a different culture and create inspired artwork.

Tour the European Continent this spring with Amazement Square. This week in Art Expeditions we will be journeying to Spain to meet Pablo Picasso and create cubist inspired artwork!

This event is free with museum admission or membership


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: OBJECTS FROM POINT OF HONOR COLLECTION

View a variety of nineteenth and early twentieth century belongings from the personal and family collections of Miss Katharine Garland Diggs, benefactor of Point of Honor. Items on display will include clothing, jewelry, family photographs, glassware, a family cookbook, and a portrait of Miss Diggs by S.L. Abbot. Point of Honor is the 1815 Federal era home of Dr. George Cabell. Operated by the Lynchburg Museum System, Point of Honor interprets Lynchburg life during the “Era of Good Feelings” from 1815-1830.

This event is free and family-friendly


pap's cigar co.

817 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

ASK THE SOMMELIER

Stop by to get answers to all of your burning questions regarding cigars. Meet Pap, who has been studying and working with thousands of different cigars for over a decade, and the rest of the knowledgeable staff in this family-owned business. 


renaissance theatre

1022 Commerce Street  |  5:30PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: ERIK KJESETH |  LYNCHBURG DIVERSITY CENTER

SING-A-LONG: HAMILTUNES WITH THE SPECTRUM ARTS SOCIETY

Renaissance Theatre will be kicking off Pride Month with the Spectrum Arts Society and artist Eric Kjeseth from the Lynchburg Diversity Center.  There will be an artist reception from 5:30 until 7pm followed by The Spectrum Arts Society presenting Hamiltunes at 7pm.

Reserve FREE tickets here.


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

EXHIBIT: arcade ECHO  |   Jeremy Kunkel

LIVE MUSIC: Micah Pick  |  Benjamin Mauch  |   Personal Bandana

Micah Pick of Bedford, VA records music under the name American Mythology. Using a combination of odd acoustic instruments and modular synth he creates ambient soundscapes and glitched beats out of electronics and live samples. 

Benjamin Mauch is a Richmond, VA artist who uses modular synth and samples to create minimalist and drone music. His upcoming album Discorporate draws inspiration from speculative fiction and uses electronics to take the listener to other worlds. 

Personal Bandana is synth duo Travis Thatcher and Dave Gibson. Based in Charlottesville, VA, they create pastoral soundscapes rooted in the sounds of Krautrock.

CO-OP GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)

Erik Custer  |   "Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms and Pubs"

EMERGING ARTIST (FIRST FLOOR HALL)

Larry Taylor Jr.  |   "A Vision Relayed"

STUDIO 109 

POP-UP EXHIBITION  |  "Expressions of Skateboarding"

Expressions of Skateboarding is a three-man art show featuring the works of Matthew Robertson, Will Marquez, and Stephen Shoge. On top of being local artists, they are all involved in the skateboarding community in Lynchburg. Each artist has his own style and expresses himself in his own way. 

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

MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD FEEDER

We're making bird feeders! Use a mason jar to create a hanging bird feeder for your feathered neighbors. This is a great project for kids and adults to build together. Supplies and guidance provided via Vector Space volunteers!

"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

Anne Massie Winstead | Oil Paintings


THE WHITE HART CAFÉ

1208 Main Street  |  7PM - 9PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT  |  LIVE MUSIC  |  DRINK SPECIALS

Perform or just watch! The stage is open for you: find music, poetry, and more. Sign-ups begin at 6PM. Artists must provide their own instruments and materials for the night. 


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: "Coloring Outside the Lines"  |  Phillip Carwile & Marianne Vest

Phillip Carwile, a Lynchburg native, has always had an interest in art, both as an observer and a participant. He has no formal art training past secondary school, although he has occasionally painted with friends socially. Phillip often creates story-based folk art paintings based on his childhood memories.  

Marianne Vest earned a BFA in studio art from Old Dominion University in 1973. She works in many mediums including acrylic, watercolor, and oil. She considers herself an experimental artist and enjoys creating new techniques. 

The exhibition will remain in the gallery until June 24.

This event is free and family-friendly