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
Appomattox Regional Governor's School Senior Show, Walton Gallery
May Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Nine Music Venues
Petersburg’s May 2019 Friday for the Arts! will bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. There will be music in eight performing arts venues, and great exhibits at the Petersburg Area Art League, Walton Gallery, and at the Old Towne Studio 7
VISUAL ARTS: Walton Gallery will have the opening reception for the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Senior Show. The Art League will have the opening reception for the 17th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor’+ School Spring Show. Old Towne Studio 7 will feature a continuing exhibit of work by artist-in-residence Lisa Mistry. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves and Joe Miller , as well as books by Dr. John Lynn and Stella McCormack, will be shown at Abigails.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Sweet Dixie at Abigails will hold a tasting of handcrafted hot sauces from Del Sauce RVA, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Virginia Is for Lovers. Right next door, First Baptist Church (Washington Street) will have a fundraising Spring Sale in the lobby of the Chesterfield Hotel, 244 North Sycamore Street. Old Towne Studio 7 will present two Family Fun Night events: a short kid’s night, and a Paint Like It’s 1969 in Virginia, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Virginia Is for Lovers. ($). The Petersburg Skin Coach (Melody Krone) , at 112 West Tabb Street, has joined forces with the Noonday Collection (Deborah Hanson) for an Open House at 112 West Tabb Street for Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts!
The Petersburg Exchange
In Coming Months
In coming months, as the weather improves, expect to see the Library, Walton Gallery, The Ward, and others get back to bringing you great new art for Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! And look forward to the Library, The Ward, DJ's Rajun Cajun, Andrade's, the Art League, Local Vibe Cafe, and Croaker's Spot returning to bringing you abundant new music, inside and out. And get ready for glimpses of the new Center for Petersburg History at the Exchange as it develops month by month. You won't be disappointed.
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
The Last Real Circus Show, on the patio at Andrade's
Music from Six to One during May Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Nine Venues
MUSIC: Matt Via & The Good for Nothins will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, the Rich Moore Band on the patio at DJ’s Rajun Cajun, The Last Real Circus Show on the patio at Andrade’s, C.W. Barr at Abigails, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Steve Brooks & Shelly Bonet (vocals & keys) in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Blues Flash (blues) in the Music Room at Wabi. Michael Redman will be playing his mellow saxophone at the City Table. Clan Haggis will be at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!