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 the Permanent Collection at the Art League
February Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Perhaps Eight 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 eight 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 work selected from their Permanent Collection in the Main Gallery. Old Towne Studio 7 will feature a new exhibit of work by artist-in-residence Lisa Mistry, as well as cat paintings by Lisa Mistry, by Denise Shriver Tipton and her students, and by students from Grace and Hope Academy. 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
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 will return 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
Zack & Jazz in the Music Room at Wabi-Sabi
Music from Six to One during February Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Eight Venues
MUSIC: Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, Pat Russell (acoustic country rock), Bobby Horne at Abigails, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Steve Brooks & Shelly Bonet (keys & vocals) in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Zack & Jazz 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!