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
Selections from Oil Abstract Painings by George Fatseas at the Art League
March Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Perhaps Six Music Venues
Petersburg’s February 2019 Friday for the Arts! will bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. There will be music in perhaps six performing arts venues, and great exhibits at the Petersburg Area Art League, and at the Old Towne Studio 7
VISUAL ARTS: The Art League will open a new show, featuring the abstract oil paintings of George Fatseas in the Main Gallery. Old Towne Studio 7 will feature a continuing exhibit of work by artist-in-residence Lisa Mistry, as well as a new exhibit, for one night only, of flat art and steam-punk sculpture by Tony TK Smooth. 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: At the McIlwaine House, on Cockade Alley, on the east side of Old Market Square, Battersea Foundation will present two special events : a Wine Tasting of selected wines ($7 for four tastes, $7 a glass), and a lecture by Michael Phillips on Collecting Classical Virginia Furniture and Decorative Arts in the 21st Century. Old Towne Studio 7 will present a Family Fun Night featuring a choice of mini canvas magnets painted with a shamrock theme, OR a Mardi Gras mask ($). The Petersburg Skin Coach (Melody Krone) , at 112 West Tabb Street, has joined forces with Park Lane Jewelry (Frances Ann Brown) for an Open House at 112 West Tabb Street for Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts! for 8 March 2019.
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
Rick Elliott in the Martini Lounge at Wabi-Sabi
Music from Six to One during March Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Six Venues
MUSIC: Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, ), Bobby Horne at Abigails, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Rick Elliott (sax & keys) in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Locomotif 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!