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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Jill Jensen & Jill Kerttula  |  "Heaven and Earth"  |  Fiber Art

UP FRONT GALLERY

Sarah Raessler  |  Paintings

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Students of Kenneth Weinfurtner  |  ACOA Painting Class, All Levels

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: The McKenzies       CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  |  CELTIC KNOT CONSTRUCTION

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. Explore the origin of Celtic Knots popularized by their frequent use in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales!

This event is free with museum admission or membership


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: ANTIQUE TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

View a variety of items on display from trunks designed specifically to hold hats, traveling clothes, and grooming accessories, to a late eighteenth century carriage blanket. Also included as part of the exhibit will be travel documents such as passports, and memorabilia from train and air travel such as dishes, menus, drinking glasses, and playing cards.

This event is free and family-friendly


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

EXHIBIT: arcade ECHO  |   Jeremy Kunkel

CO-OP GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)

FEATURED ARTIST:  Deliece Blanchard  |  “Small Virginia Landscapes"  

G9 (GROUND FLOOR)

AFRICA HOUSE  |  PHARAOH'S MARKETPLACE

Meet owner, Cynthia Merchant and find authentic African carvings, woven baskets, fabrics and other crafts are available for purchase; she will also be promoting African and American artists.

STUDIO 109 

EMERGING ARTIST: Sage Latané Hastert  |  "Conversions"

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

These events are free and family-friendly


SPEAKERTREE

901 Jefferson Street, Suite G7  |  8PM - 9:30PM

LIVE PERFORMANCE  |  "A WEEK AT THE THEATER"

Join Jake and Maddie as they explore the joys of a week at a local theater all in one night!

Tickets are $3. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance ONLY here


St. Paul's Episcopal church

605 Clay Street |  6PM - 7PM

FREE CONCERT  |  SUMNER JENKINS

Sumner Jenkins, organist, will present a 1 hour program of French, American, and German organ music.

This event is free and family-friendly


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

21ST CENTURY STUDENT PROJECTS

Students from Linkhorne Middle School have partnered with The Motherhood Collective and CASA of Central Virginia to MAKE a difference. Hear from each organization about their mission and from the students about the items they have made to donate. Students will assist First Friday participants in sewing heating pads and building wooden cars. Refreshments will be provided.

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


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. 

The band “Friendlie” will be closing out the night.

Also, enjoy Star Wars drinks specials in honor of May the 4th. 

This event is free and family-friendly. A portion of the day's sales will benefit the non-profit “Proven Men”. 


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: "Town and Country"  |  Mark D. Johnson & Andy Puttagio

Mark D. Johnson is an award-winning self-taught artist with a passion for capturing local scenery using oil paints. Much of his enjoyment of painting comes from rendering a wide variety of subject matter, including his popular cityscapes of downtown Lynchburg. 

Andy Puttagio began painting in oils in 1974 and is primarily self-taught.  He paints exclusively in oils on canvas, his main interest in painting is capturing the natural beauty of Blue Ridge area—its mountains, farms, and rural settings.

Two additional gallery rooms will have selected work from the April 28 Paint-Out event.

This event is free and family-friendly