First Fridays Lynchburg is an immersive art and community festival, and a premier monthly arts event in the region. Created by the galleries, theaters and art venues downtown and managed by the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities. First Fridays has caught attention from around the city and other parts of the area and is an upbeat and positive reflection of the creativity and diversity of the Downtown Arts & Cultural District. The event attracts more than 1300 + attendees each month.

Media Exposure
First Fridays Lynchburg is the most well-attended monthly event in the city area, touting an audience of more than 1400 + individuals at each festival, as well as lots of local press coverage.

Brand Awareness and Recognition
Logo placement in a variety of places, including Facebook, our website, and at a prime location during the event raises brand awareness for your enterprise locally and at a large scale. 

Highly Targeted Marketing
The monthly festival offers it's sponsors extensive marketing benefits from both our online viewership as well as at the actual event. It's a unique opportunity to interface with your potential customers.

Community Involvement
Send a message to Lynchburg residents that your enterprise is committed to supporting the arts and cultural community. Get involved in by showing your support for this Lynchburg favorite event!

Join the ranks of other great companies and businesses supporting Downtown Lynchburg’s First Fridays. Your support will be highly visible! 

The James River Council for the Arts & Humanities and First Fridays Lynchburg have:


Between 20 and up to 1500 visits a day between both websites!

Additional social media exposure through instagram, twitter and more! 


Annual Sponsorship opportunities:

 $149 Basic Downtown Sponsorship

Decal for your business, identifying you as a First Friday supporter, promoting you as a participant on our First Fridays with our social media and First Fridays e-blast.

At this support level, you will reach at least 1800+ individuals every month.

 $199 First Fridays Downtown Cheerleader

All of the above plus you business permanently (1 year) listed with your logo on our FirstFridayslynchburg.org website, including a link to your website, promoting you as our sponsor.

At this support level you will reach at least 2500+ individuals every month.

 $299 Make Downtown First Fridays Happen!

All of the above plus your logo proudly displayed on both of our websites (Jamesriverarts.net and firstfridayslynchburg.org), First Fridays trolley map and James River Arts Council Newsletter.

At this support level, you will reach 4000+ individuals every month. 

 $1000 (Corporate Level)

All of the above plus your logo on the trolley, showing your support of First Fridays and banners with your logo at all Arts council events, identifying you as a sponsor.

This includes upcoming First Fridays, Winterlights at the Bluffwalk, Friday Cheers Public Art projects, Art on Main, participation of Get Downtown! and invitations to special events.

At this support level, you will not only reach 6000 individuals every month but also all our patrons at special events, which adds up to an additional 10,000 individuals.

 Join the ranks of other great companies supporting Downtown Lynchburg’s First Fridays!

 Call 434-485-7252 or e-mail blake@downtownlynchburg.com for more information.