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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Peter Toth  |  Photo Impressionism  |  Photography

UP FRONT GALLERY

Karen Bowden  |  Mixed Media Paintings 

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Annual Cash and Carry Show and Sale  |  Find Pottery, Paintings, Photography, Jewelry and More!

MUSIC: Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra String Quartet       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. Throughout summer we will be touring the Middle East and Africa. 

This event is free with museum admission or membership


lynchburg diversity center

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

GALLERY 201  |  "RESILIENCE"

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.

This event is free and family-friendly.


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

WWI LYNCHBURG HOMECOMING EXHIBIT

This November, Lynchburg is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a new WWI exhibit and extended hours, The museum will be open for this month’s Frist Friday from 5-8 p.m. and feature a collection of original photos, belongings and yearbooks from WWI soldiers and their families.

The original Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, signified the end of WWI with the Allies and the Germans reaching an agreement to end the Great War. Now this holiday is known as Veteran’s Day, and the museum is honored to celebrate by showcasing the homecoming of Lynchburg’s soldiers.

This event is free and family-friendly.


RENAISSANCE THEATRE

1022 Commerce Street

EXHIBIT OPENING: Kenneth Weinfurtner

Kenneth Weinfurtner, MFA, draws and paints the world as it relates to who we are as the inhabitants; beautiful, inspiring, secretive or even dangerous. He works in oils, graphite, pen & ink, pastel and conté crayon. His eclectic work is a result of teaching various types of art at the Academy of the Arts and Central Virginia Community College for over 15 years. Weinfurtner will be showing his work on First Friday, November 2 at the Renaissance Theatre from 6pm to 8pm. His work will be hanging through December 17, 2018.


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  5:30PM - 8PM

EXHIBITION OPENING: 10TH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW

Riverviews' juror, Terence Washington, has chosen 3 winners for the 10th Annual Juried Art Show. The winners will receive $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place. The winners’ artwork, along with other artists’ work, will remain in Riverviews’ gallery through December 14.

Riverviews’ Emerging Artist, Talula Mays, will showcase her new exhibit, Bethink Oneself of That Which Echoes, in studio 109.

The Riverview Artists Co-Op will also be holding a silent auction with the theme “These Are a Few of my Favorite Things.” The money raised will go towards Riverview's’ efforts in promoting education and enjoyment of the arts in Downtown Lynchburg.

These events are free and family-friendly.


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

TECH TAKE- APART + BEFORE I DIE PROJECT

Join Vector Space to disect office supplies, like printers, and see what makes them tick! Suitable for children and adults, and tool will be distriubted based on experience.

You can also be a part of the Before I Die Project by The Listening. Here you can make an impact by adding to the foundation’s chalkbaord garage door and consider your own approach to mortality and the importance of you life.

This event is free and family-friendly.


THE WHITE HART CAFÉ

1208 Main Street  |  7PM - 9PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Perform or just watch! The stage is open for you: find music, poetry, and more.

Sign-ups begin at 6:30PM. Artists must provide their own instruments and materials for the night. 

This event is free and family-friendly.


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

OPENING EXHIBIT  |  WORK OF PAINTERS Chris Burch, David Eakin, and Rodney Laughon

Chris Burch has been creating traditional landscape paintings for many years and is now producting non-objective work as well, which he considers an important part of his creative journey as an artist. He states, “Creating nonobjective art provides a unique outlet for ideas and sometimes unexpected results not easily incorporated into objective images.”

David Eakin is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. His work has been included in many juried exhibitions throughout the country, and he has won awards in both regional and national exhibitions. Most recently. David’s painting “The Dance” (2018) received the Philadelphia Water Color Society Award at the Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. David says, “Painting—especially landscapes—enables me to view and react to the world and the people around me . . . Experimenting with different media and using new techniques enables me to explore the constantly changing visual world that so often goes unseen—the light at a particular time of day, the color of shadows extending across a field, trees that become figures.”

Rodney Laughon started painting in his thirties. He later retired to paint full-time and has been doing so for twenty years. Self-taught, his techniques are the results of studying art in museums and galleries along with countless hours of painting and experimentation. Along the way he developed his own style with a concern for detail firmly rooted in traditional American landscape painting, in the Romantic Realism of the Hudson River School. He explains he paints in a Realist manner, but one that reflects Impressionist influences as well. Over the years, he has won awards and had his work included in public, private, and corporate collections.

This event is free and family-friendly.