Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! takes place on the second Friday of each month in historic downtown Petersburg. Starting out as an art walk, Friday for the Arts! has become a comprehensive celebration of the arts, with twenty or more venues.
Celebrate the Arts
Friday for the Arts!, Petersburg's celebration of the arts, is held monthly in historic downtown Petersburg. Over the last decade, Friday for the Arts! has become a comprehensive celebration of the arts, with twenty or more venues spreading the arts across many blocks. Galleries, museums, restaurants, & shops feature changing exhibits every month. Many other shops & restaurants are open throughout the evening. Music ranges from classical concerts to the blues to rollicking rock evenings. Click HERE for this month's program.
Every Second Friday
November Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, including Exhibits, Dance, Eleven Music Venues, and New Craft Beers
The November 11, 2016 Friday for the Arts! brings us music, dance, art, entertainment, fun activities, food, refreshments, new wines, new beers, and spirits. There will be music in at least ten performing arts venues, and there will be great exhibits at Walton Gallery, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, Old Towne Studio 7, the Chesterfield Gallery, the Bistro at Market and Grove, and the Petersburg Area Art League.
Walton Gallery continues an exhibit entitled The 4th Annual Ladies First Show and Raffle, featuring fourteen female artists. The Ward opens shows by Joey Northrop and the art students of Prince George High School, and continues an important installation by Rosamond Casey of Charlottesville, entitled Men in Suits: A Day on the Hill, as well as no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Carol Meese, Bonnie Koenig, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, James Timberlake, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Risegun Bennett-Olomidun, Aimee Joyaux, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty-five resident studio artists. The Art League will be opening a new exhibit: Fiber Art by Kristen Polich, as well as an exhibit of pastels by Josette Reboul Brogan. In addition, exhibits of work by Joey Northrop will be on display at Andrade’s. An artist to be announced will be exhibiting work at the Glenna Jean Factory Outlet. A new exhibit of new work by Pat Harvey and Millie Youngblood Horner will open at The Bistro. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves will be shown at Abigail’s Antiques. Exhibits will be on display at the new Old Towne Studio 7, including work by Denise Shriver Tipton, Chris Jiggers, Lisa Mistry, Trish Casey-Green, and Jennifer Hasty. Ammo Brewing will challenge the public to create Beer Art.
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
512 West Washington Street, (804) 722-0200x700
Live Theatre: Smile: The Musical. Two friends come to terms with the ups and downs of a beauty pageant while the adults in charge struggle with responsibilities. Based on the 1975 film of the same title, this 1986 musical features music by Marvin Hamlisch (known for A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song) with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman (known for Little Shop of Horrors and The Little Mermaid). 7:00 pm $5 / $10. Through November 20.
Many Thanks to Dolly Holmes
This website would not have been possible without Dolly Holmes' generous permission to use her beautiful painting, "Fossil," as the core element of our website heading. Indeed, the entire website has been structured around the painting. Please join us in thanking her for this use, and please honor her copyright. And be sure to take a look at some of her paintings, and those of her husband Mark Pehanich, at
Joel Grow at St. Paul's
Tenor Joel Grow and the Riverside Brass Quintet will present an evening of patriotic music at St. Paul’s. Rick Elliott will be playing his magic sax at The Ward—& check out the P.G.H.S. JazzBand. Big Bam Boom will be performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Rudy Faulkner & Friends at Croaker’s Spot, Dale Traylor for Battersea Foundation at the McIlwaine House, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Todd Tipton at Old Towne Studio 7, Steve Brooks and Shelly Bonet in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Sayre McShane in the Music Room at Wabi. Triple B will be performing on the patio at Andrade’s. And the Scottish singers of Clan Haggis will be performing in the courtyard at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!