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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb  |  "Another Dimension"  |  Mixed Media Paintings

UP FRONT GALLERY

Anna Ellis, Kimberly Morey, and Kat   |  “Where the Wild Things Are” : Clay Sculpture

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Academy Student Group Exhibition  | Watercolors | Instructor: Solly Blank

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: “Out of the Weeds” Acoustic Trio      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


Atelier 11

1312 Jefferson St. 2nd Floor  |  5PM - 8PM

Friends and Family Art Show and Ribbon Cutting at our New Architecture Office  

Have you ever wondered about the imagination of an architect? Where do they come up with their ideas? The show will answer that question with commentary on our designer’s fine arts background and how it inspires their daily work.

This event is free and family friendly


free clinic of central virginia

1016 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

MEET-THE-ARTIST MURAL RECEPTION

Stop by the Free Clinic building to see the recently completed work of artist Bobby Fuller, a local artist known for his temporary wheat-paste mural. This permanent artwork is his largest piece to-date. Bobby's design for the mural will help passersby better understand the tremendous healing work that takes place in our humble building on Main Street, as well as our role in developing the healthcare workforce of the future. As a Free Clinic patient, it means so much more to him that he can make this contribution to the Free Clinic. Bobby’s gift, along with specific donor contributions are making this project possible. Bobby has overcome many challenges and obstacles in his life, and is excited about the positive reaction to his work. 


GREATER LYNCHBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

1100 Commerce Street  |  5PM - 8PM

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS SATELLITE GALLERY

Valerie Dowdy | Acrylics


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: PIECES FROM the collection of Victorian mourning items

In the Victorian era, people followed strict and elaborate mourning rituals. A person’s clothing and home were an outward display of their grief and signaled to society that they had lost a loved one. These heavily regulated customs began with the death of Prince Albert in 1861 when Queen Victoria went deep into mourning and the English speaking world followed suit. The Lynchburg Museum will feature items from this time including clothing, mourning cards, fans, and jewelry. On display will be a dress worn during the Civil War era that was transformed into a mourning garment when the wearer suffered a personal loss. Also on display will be a brooch with real human hair and a postmortem tintype of a child.

This event is free and family-friendly


RENAISSANCE THEATRE

1022 Commerce Street

ART EXHIBIT

Featured Artist: Lillian Brue


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

ARTIST RECEPTION for the Invitational Print Show

CO-OP GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR) SUITE G3

“A River Runs Through It” Exhibition Continues | Featured Artist  |   Phyllis Hollenbeck

109 STUDIO GALLERY

Emerging Artist  |  Luke Huber

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

PUMPKIN HACKING

We're hacking pumpkins this month for First Friday at Vector Space! Participants will receive one pumpkin and a variety of tools and materials to create their own custom-designed squash. From drills to dremel tools, stretch your creativity with our tools. 

"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

Kristin Reiber Harris | Woodcuts


THE WHITE HART CAFÉ

1208 Main Street  |  7PM - 9PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT  |  LIVE MUSIC  

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

Christine Rooney and Robert Shepperd |  "Two Perspectives"

This event is free and family-friendly


Lynchburg SALSA

402 Grove Street  |  8PM - 11PM

HAVANA NIGHTS SALSA

Welcome to Havana Nights! A fun festive dance party featuring a 45 minute lesson from Genette Dalhby, owner of Lynchburg Salsa, followed by two hours of open dancing. Authentic Cuban food from Lynchburg’s very own Calle Cruz Miami food truck will also be available for purchase on site. 


MAGNOLIA FOODS

2476 Rivermont Avenue |  5PM - 8PM

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS SATELLITE GALLERY

Eric Kjeseth | Acrylic Paintings