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First Fridays Downtown

What’s happening on December 5, 5-8pm

Please Note: First Fridays Downtown ends earlier (in some venues) this evening for the Downtown Holiday Parade that starts at 7:30pm

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitors Center | 212 S. Main Street • Local and regional information; Rocktown Gift Shoppe– featuring the Shenandoah Watercolor Society Art Gallery, the Valley Turnpike Museum– where children can become a museum detective, and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Civil War Orientation Center– with interpretive film and walking tours. Bathrooms and Parking onsite • Wellington S. Corbin, Paintings

Artful Dodger | 47 Court Square • Cara Walton, Photography– Caught in the Camera Eye Sharing Secrets 1024x785 First Fridays Downtown

Arts Council of the Valley’s Darrin-McHone Gallery |
311 S. Main St • artVISION, a K-12 Student Art Show, 4:30-7:30pm

Capital Ale House | 41-A Court Square • Live Music by Jeff Gorman

Clementine | 153 S Main St • Quillon Hall, Paper Cuttings

Dancing with Karen | 77 E Market St • Free Dance Lessons

Larkin Arts Studio | 61 Court Square • Wonderkittens!– An art show that pairs adult and child artists who have created portraits of one another • Live music by Jeff Gorman

OASIS Fine Art & Craft | 103 S Main St • Art for the Holidays! – Gift Market/Art Show 5-8pm, Musical performance by Eve Watters (harpist)

Shabby Love | 80 W Water St • Bruce Rosenwasser– Wood Sculpture and Bradley Wroblewski– Furniture (one-of-a-kind pieces made from wood and metal)

Spitzer Art Center | 486 West Market St • Holiday Art Show and Sale

St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ | 358 S Main St • Music/Choral selections (organ, piano, recorder) – Christmas Seasonings, 5:30pm   Admission Free, Donations Welcomed

Three Notch’d Brewing Co | Urban Exchange Building /E Market St • Chad Coffman, Ceramic Sculptures and Ink Drawings- bring a toy for their annual toy drive and be entered into a raffle for a piece of art by Chad Coffman! • Mashita Food Truck

Wilson Downtown Gallery @ Kline May Realty | 83 S Main St • Paintings by Martha Mobley, Deboarh Kay Nees and Nick Terry– Our Viewpoints


Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops street sign First Fridays Downtown and businesses (5-8pm or later) while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more. Download a map here. Participating venues include:

Artful Dodger | Arts Council of the Valley’s Darrin-McHone Gallery | Asbury United Methodist Church | Beyond | Blue Nile | Capital Ale House | Clementine | Court Square Theater | Dancing with Karen | Downtown Wine and Gourmet | Dragonflies Toys | Elk Run Mining Co. | Explore More Discovery Museum | Larkin Arts Studio | Laughing Dog Tee-Shirts & Gifts | Linda S. Hoover, CFP, Ameriprise Financial | Matchbox Realty | OASIS Fine Art & Craft | Over the Moon | Shenandoah Bicycle Co. and PULP Smoothie Bar | Spitzer Art Center | St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ | Ten Thousand Villages | Three Notch’d Brewing Co. | Virginia Quilt Museum | Walkabout Outfitter | Whitesel Music | Wilson Downtown Gallery @ Kline May Realty | The Yellow Button |

THANK YOU to our sponsors Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and Union First Market Bank

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