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
Jared Barr, at the Art League
January Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Perhaps Eleven Music Venues
Petersburg’s January 2018 Friday for the Arts! will bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. There will be music in perhaps eleven performing arts venues, and great exhibits at the Petersburg Area Art League, and at the Old Towne Studio 7. A Family Fun Night and a Youth Open Mic Night will both be staged at Old Towne Studio 7.
The Art League will open two new shows, work by Jared Barr in the Main Gallery, and by the Petersburg Area Mental Health Arts Collective in the Upstairs Members Gallery. Old Towne Studio 7 will feature a new 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.
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.
Youth Open Mic Event at Old Towne Studio 7
January Youth Open Mic Night at Old Towne Studio 7
All young people are invited to come to Old Towne Studio 7 to perform from six to nine on Friday, January 11. Give them a call if you wish to participate, so that they can prepare for you, or just come and perform.
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
Shelly Bonet, in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi
Music from Six to One during December Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Fourteen Venues
Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Rosa & Wayne from the Way Down South Band at Longstreet’s, 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 Fish Out of Water in the Music Room at Wabi. Old Towne Studio 7 will stage a Youth Open Mic Night. Michael Redman will be playing his mellow saxophone at the City Table. Clan Haggis will be at Tramonto Ristorante. Iris Schwartz will be playing the flute upstairs at the Art League. Java Joint will have music TBA. Music this month from six to one!