First Fridays Downtown

First Fridays Downtown (FFDT) began in 2009 as a partnership between Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. Envisioned as an expansion of the biannual downtown Art and Gallery Walk, FFDT served to gather community members and businesses each first Friday evening of every month in support of the downtown art and cultural district in Harrisonburg.

Artwork at FFDT venue Three Notch'd Brewing Co., 2014

Artwork at FFDT venue Three Notch'd Brewing Co., 2014

FFDT began with 15 retail shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums exhibiting artwork monthly from April through October. Now, FFDT is coordinated solely by ACV and is a full-year community event, including nearly 25 participating venues and bringing hundreds of people downtown each first Friday.

Interested in getting involved? Contact Arts Council of the Valley at firstfridaysdowntown@gmail.com
Performers at FFDT venue Larkin Arts, 2016

Performers at FFDT venue Larkin Arts, 2016

Artwork displayed at FFDT venue Clementine, 2012

Artwork displayed at FFDT venue Clementine, 2012

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