FIRST FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN

First Fridays Downtown is an exciting monthly event that came to life in 2009. This event is held the first Friday of every month and involves over 30 participating venues, such as retail shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, throughout a buzzing downtown Harrisonburg. These events feature local art shows and exhibits with live music, activities, refreshments, and fellowship downtown. First Fridays enhance the culture of downtown Harrisonburg and is the perfect event for fun family bonding or a date night out with your significant other. Explore the schedule below for art gallery listings, concert times, restaurant events, kids activities, and more.

VENUES & EVENTS SCHEDULE

December 1, 5-8pm

ACV'S COURT SQUARE THEATER
41-F Court Square 

  • See Court Square Theater tab above for theater schedule

 

ACV'S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES
311 South Main Street

  • Small Works Invitational
    Works by various artists
  • Refreshments available for enjoyment


292 NORTH GALLERY AT THE CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION
292 North Liberty Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

THE ARTFUL DODGER
47 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
205 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

BALLOU STUDIO & GALLERY                          91 N. Main Street

  • Various work by Eric Lee Fearing
  • Coffee, cocoa, and chocolate accompanied by appearances by Charlie Brown and Woodstock!

 

BEYOND RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
50 West Water Street

  •  No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
41-A Court Square

  • Various artwork from Jeff Guinn's Mark-It

 

CLEMENTINE
153 South Main Street

  • Femme de la Femme: Cold Hearted Witch and Friends
    Ink and graphite by MacKenzie Joyce
  • **5:00 -7:00 PM**

 

COMMUNITY MENNONITE CHURCH 70 S. High Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

DOWNTOWN WINE & GOURMET
41-C Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART
JMU / Duke Hall #1022, 820 S. Main St.

  • Fahimeh Vahdat: Call Me By My Name
    Mixed media by Fahimeh Vahdat
  • **Artist gallery talk at 6:00 PM**

 

EXPLORE MORE DISCOVERY MUSEUM
150 South Main Street

  • **Closed for annual fundraising event**

THE FRAME FACTORY & GALLERY
139 N Liberty St #101

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

THE GAINES GROUP AT THE DEPOT
141 West Bruce Street, 2nd Floor

    • Scenic Shenandoah Mountain
      Photography by Brad Striebig
    • Hot chocolate, cookies, and Santa!
    • **4:00 - 6:30 PM**

     

    THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG
    82 South Main Street  

    • Live music by Kat & the Travelers
    • **5:00 - 7:00 PM**

     

    HARDESTY-HIGGINS HOUSE VISITORS CENTER

    212 South Main Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

     

    HERITAGE BAKERY & CAFE
    212 South Main Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

     

    HESS FINANCIAL
    380 East Market Street

    • New Works: Abstract Paintings by Jennifer Tremblay
      Oil on canvas by Jennifer Tremblay
    • Refreshments, snacks, and artists appearance

     

    THE LADY JANE SHOP & SPARROWS FLOWERS
    117 South Main Street 

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!


    LARKIN ARTS WINE-RINER GALLERIES
    61 Court Square

    • Deck Show Invitational
      Various mediums by 52 various artists
    • Refreshments and cider from Old Hill


    LOOK WEST GALLERY AT THE MARK-IT
    125 West Water Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon

     

    MARKETPLACE GALLERY
    41 Court Square

    • Multifarious
      Mixed media by Blue Ridge Community College professors

     

    OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT
    103 South Main Street

    • Christmas at OASIS
      Photography, wood, glass, mixed media, metals, and jewelry from OASIS and invited artists
    • Light snacks

     

    OUR COMMUNITY PLACE
    17 E. Johnson St.

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

      PALE FIRE BREWING CO.
      217 S. Liberty St. #105

      • No schedule yet, check back soon!

       

      RUBY'S ARCADE

      165 South Main Street

      • No schedule yet, check back soon!

       

      SHENANDOAH JOE
      64 South Mason Street, Suite 100

      • Abstract paintings by Mathew Cohen


      SPITZER ART CENTER
      486 West Market Street

      • Juried Water Media Show
        Watercolor, gouache, ink drawings, acrylic painting, and cyanotype photography from various members
      • Light snacks will be served


      ST. STEPHEN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
      358 South Main Street 

      • Adair McConnell, organist
        Christmas carol sing-a-long
      • **5:30 - 6:10 PM**

       

      TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
      181 South Main Street

      • Portraits for Fun or Gifts
        Caricature drawings by Susan Edelman
      • **5:00 - 7:00pm**

       

      THREE NOTCH'D BREWING CO. 
      241 East Market Street

      • No schedule yet, check back soon!

       

      VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM
      301 South Main Street

      • No schedule yet, check back soon!

       

      WALKABOUT OUTFITTER
      90 North Main Street

      • Christmas carols by the Valley Ukulele Players
      • Light refreshments by Heritage Bakery
      • **5:00 -7:00 PM**

       

      WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY
      83 South Main Street

      • Watercolor and colored pencil drawings by Kelli Hertzler
      • Live music by the Tremolo Flute Trio 5:00 -7:00 PM
      • Holiday refreshments provided

       

      WITH SIMPLICITY
      44 South Main Street

      • No schedule yet, check back soon!

       

      THE WOODEN TROUT
      165 South Main St. Ste.101

      • Various artwork by local artists
      • Music performed by The Moon and You

      First Fridays Downtown is made possible with support by

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      If you would like to be a part of First Fridays Downtown Harrisonburg,
      please email firstfridaysdowntown@gmail.com