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
October Friday for the Arts! Features New Displays of Art, including Hispanic Art, as Well as Dance, Poetry Readings, Twelve Music Venues—and Furniture, Portraits, & Ghosts of Petersburg
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The October 14, 2016 Friday for the Arts! brings us still another wave of new venues, as well as music, dance, poetry, art, entertainment, fun activities, food, refreshments, spirit, and spirits. There will be music in at least twelve performing arts venues, and there will be great exhibits at Union Station, 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.
Petersburg Portraits by Lisa Mistry will be on exhibit at Union Station. Walton Gallery opens a new exhibit entitled The 4th Annual Ladies First Show and Raffle, featuring fourteen female artists. The Chesterfield Gallery will feature an exhibit of new work by Joey Northrop. The Ward opens shows by six Hispanic artists, and an exhibit about Puerto Rico, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and continues shows by no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, as well as at least twenty-five resident studio artists. The Art League will be opening Entangled, featuring collaborations between artists and poets, curated by Helene Ruiz, and a solo show by Ruiz entitled Skulduggeries. An artist to be announced will be exhibiting work at the Glenna Jean Factory Outlet. A newly-refreshed exhibit of new work by Erin Copeland will continue at The Bistro. Exhibits will be on display at the new Old Towne Studio 7, including work by Elizabeth Thacker, as well as a group show entitled Pumpkins, Purple, and Poe.
Helene Ruiz at The Art League
Check out the many offerings for Hispanic Heritage Montn at the Petersburg Area Art League and The Ward Center for Contemporary Art. Art exhibits, poetry, radio personalities, salsa music, dance, and more.
Many Thanks to Dolly Holmes
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Joel Grow at St. Paul's
Tenor Joel Grow, who has sung with Robert Shaw, Aaron Copeland, Vance George, and Louis Lane, will be performing a program of art songs at St. Paul’s. Sasha Truth and Frankely Fernandez will be singing at The Ward, and Las Adelitas dancing. Weeping Molly will be performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Bobby Horne and C.W. Barr at Adelaid’s, Rudy Faulkner & Friends at Croaker’s Spot, Iris Schwarz for Battersea Foundation at the McIlwaine House, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Matt Via and Caitlin Nolan at Old Towne Studio 7, Zack Artis 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!