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
Nan Jones, at the Art League
November Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, and Perhaps Eleven Music Venues, an several special events
Petersburg’s November 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 ten performing arts venues, and great exhibits at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, the Petersburg Area Art League, and at the Old Towne Studio 7. A paint party will be staged at The Ward, a Family Fun Night at Old Towne Studio 7, and a public tasting at Trapezium Brewing.
The Art League will open an major retrospective exhibit of work by Nan Jones. . The Ward is continuing a major new and expanded exhibit of recent work in eggshell and paint by Sheila Maitland Holland, entitled Textural Inclusion, as well as new work by Christopher C. Alexander. In addition, The Ward is featuring expanded exhibits by Bonnie Koenig, James Timberlake and Eugene Vango, and continues an exhibit by Freedom Wilson, entitled Just Enough Grace for You. Other continuing exhibits at The Ward include work by Carol Anna Meese entitled Brand New Day, by Bonnie Koenig, and no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Rosamond Casey, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Aimee Joyaux, Omni Waters, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty resident studio artists. 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.
"Autumn Trails" Paint & Sip at The Ward
Special Events for November's Friday for the Arts!
The Ward will present a Paint and Sip event (“Autumn Trail,” $), led by Clifton “Gus” Dickens of I’ll Paint to That, in the Main Gallery, beginning at 6:30. Old Towne Studio 7 will present a Family Fun Night featuring clay used for holiday crafts ($). Trapezium Brewing will have a public tasting in conjunction with Mix It UP Suffolk, featuring a giveaway of pint glasses. And Crystal Spa will have a Friday for the Arts! Mingle.
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
Way DownSouth Acoustic at Longstreet's
Music from Six to One during November Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Eleven Venues
Chellezs Hunter will be performing at the Library. Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will still be performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Way Down South Acoustic at Longstreet’s, Bobby Horne at Abigails, , the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, keyboard artist and singer Steve Brooks and powerful singer Shelly Bonet in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and One Fell Swoop in the Music Room at Wabi. Ryan Atchison will be playing the guitar at Old Towne Studio 7. Michael Redman will be playing his mellow saxophone at the City Table. Slingshot will be performing at DJ’s Rajun Cajun, and Clan Haggis at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!