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

July 7, 5-8pm

ACV'S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES
311 South Main Street

  • Works on Paper
    Paintings by Mauricio Esperon


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

  • Welcome: Art on Hospitality
    Various media
  • Martinez family benefit show, live music, and refreshments

 

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
205 South Main Street

  • Journey                          Digitography on canvas by Jerry Holsopple
  • Artist talk at 5:30 PM


THE ARTFUL DODGER
47 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

BEYOND RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
50 West Water Street

  •  No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

CAPITAL ALE HOUSE
41-A Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

CLEMENTINE
153 South Main Street

  • Photography by Aaron Watson
  • **5-7pm**

 

COURT SQUARE THEATER
41-F Court Square 

  • See Court Square Theater tab above for theater schedule

 

COMMUNITY MENNONITE CHURCH 70 S. High Street

  • No event this month, check back soon!

 

CREATIVE VETERANS                          91 N. Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

DOWNTOWN WINE & GOURMET
41-C Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

EXPLORE MORE DISCOVERY MUSEUM
150 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

WITH SIMPLICITY
44 South Main Street

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

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

  • Sound + Color = Love
    Synesthetic paintings by Sarah Ashmun
  • Refreshments and artist will be available for enjoyment

 

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

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

THE LADY JANE SHOP & SPARROWS FLOWERS
117 South Main Street 

  • Katie's Canvas
    Watercolor, paint, calligraphy, and wood by Katie Klopot
  • Work accompanied by The Lady Jane's 6th Anniversary Celebration and refreshments


LARKIN ARTS WINE-RINER GALLERIES
61 Court Square

  • somershade
    Photography and painting collaboration by Paul Somers and Sarah Hade
  • Work accompanied by Old Hill cider and refreshments


THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG
82 South Main Street  

  • New paintings by Rebecca Hurt
  • Light refreshments provided


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

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

MARKETPLACE GALLERY
41 Court Square

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY
83 South Main Street

  • Poultry House Art Exhibit Paintings (portraits of chickens) by Jennifer Lockard Connerly
  • Light refreshments provided

 

THE FRAME FACTORY & GALLERY
139 N Liberty St #101

  • No schedule yet, check back soon!

 

    OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT
    103 South Main Street

    • En Plein Air Paintings of the Shenandoah Valley
      Oil and acrylic by Spitzer Art Center and invited artists
    • Accompanied by live music from Blue Sky and light refreshments

     

    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

    • Micro-incubation             Painting and fibers by Jessie Buracker


    SPITZER ART CENTER
    486 West Market Street

    • Annual Member Show featuring 2D and 3D work by Spitzer Members
    • Artists will be in their studios and light refreshments will be served


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

    • Summer Hot, Some'er Not!
      Organ and piano music by William Polhill, Adair McConnell, and Mike Baxter
    • Free admission; donations received
    • **5:30-6:10pm**

     

    TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
    181 South Main Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

     

    THREE NOTCH'D BREWING CO. 
    241 East Market Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

     

    VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM
    301 South Main Street

    • WWI quilts, poppy quilts, needlework, and larger-than-life wind chimes
    • Textile and fabric arts
    • Community Quilting Bee begins!

     

    WALKABOUT OUTFITTER
    90 North Main Street

    • No schedule yet, check back soon!

      First Fridays Downtown is made possible with support by

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

      *PDF version of map updated annually