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First Fridays Downtown

What’s happening on May 1, 5-8pm

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

Visitor Center Artist: Dinah Mitchell, Jewelry Artist– live demo on glass bead making
Heritage Bakery & Café: Live Music on patio

Artful Dodger | 47 Court Square • Randi B Hagi– an art show about psychological survival through symbolic narrative

Arts Council of the Valley’s Darrin-McHone Gallery | 311 S. Main St • CSArts – Community Supported Arts Show, Mixed Media–Erin Murray, Zac Nafziger, Elwood S. Madison III, Greg Stewart, Lynda Bostrom, Jessica Herr, Rhett Miles, and Ashley Sauder MillerFoot Fetish_small

Blue Ridge Architects | 126 W. Bruce St • Julie Keenan, Photography

Capital Ale House | 41-A Court Square • Live Music, Nic Melas

Clementine | 153 S Main St • Making: A Collection of Artworks by HPCS K-12

Court Square Theater | 41-F Court Square • Nickels & Wiener– Comedy Improv at 8pm, a benefit for the theater, tickets are only $7

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

Elk Run Mining Co. | 49-E W Water St • Interactive, Hands-On Lapidary Lessons – FREE from 5-8pm

Explore More Discovery Museum | 150 S Main St • Kids Create a Light Up Picture and More, It’s Electric– free admission from 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Hugo Kohl Museum of American Jewelry & Manufacture | 380 E. Market St • Museum/Workshop Tours and Demonstrations

Ice House Studios: Yoga and Pilates | 217 S. Liberty St • Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative, Performance Pieces– showings at 7:30 and 8:30

The Lady Jane Shop | 117 S Main St • Denise Kanter Allen, Painting– April Showers Bring May Flowers

Larkin Arts Wine-Riner Galleries | 61 Court Square • SADAH Fibers Gathering: Student Art from James Madison University, Live Music by Jeff Gorman and Old Hill Cider

OASIS Fine Art & Craft | 103 S Main St Barbara Camph, Glass– Playing With Glass

Pegasus Gallery, The Golden Pony | 181 N Main St • Thomas Harrison Middle School, Fibers Projects– Cuddle Creatures

Rock‘N Wolfe Food Truck Park | 380 E. Market St • Live Music, Beth Matthews from Noon to 2pm

Shabby Love | 80 W Water St • Susan and Doneva of Shabby Chics– Pallet Art

Spitzer Art Center | 486 West Market St • Howard Zehr, Photography– Autumn Leaves…Reflections of Aging

St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ | 358 S Main St • A Program of Jubilant American Spirituals by the Village Choir of Bridgewater Retirement Community– Every Time We Feel The Spirit

Ten Thousand Villages | 181 S Main St • Various Artists, Mixed Media– Four Generations of Art

Three Notch’d Brewing Co | Urban Exchange Building /E Market St • The exhibit will feature a variety of artists (Johnny Hartman, Crystal Phelps, Daniel Anderson, Charles Thomas) who are achieving victory over mental illness– Art of Recovery

Walkabout Outfitters | 90 N Main St • Live Music– Simply Folk



Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops street signand 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 | Blue Ridge Architects | Capital Ale House | Clementine | Court Square Theater | Dancing with Karen | Downtown Wine and Gourmet | Elk Run Mining Co. | Explore More Discovery Museum | Food.Bar.Food | The Golden Pony | Hardesty-Higgins House Visitors Center | Hess Financial | Hugo Kohl Museum of American Jewelry & Manufacture | Ice House Studios: Yoga and Pilates | The Lady Jane Shop | Larkin Arts Studio | Laughing Dog Tee-Shirts & GiftsMatchbox Realty | OASIS Fine Art & Craft | Rock’N Wolfe Food Truck Park | Shabby Love | Spitzer Art Center |
St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ | Ten Thousand Villages | Three Notch’d Brewing Co. | Virginia Quilt Museum | Walkabout Outfitter | Wilson Downtown Gallery @ Kline May Realty

THANK YOU to our sponsors Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and Union Bank & Trust
If you would like to be a part of First Fridays Downtown Harrisonburg, please email Jenny Burden at