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
Rod Givens at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art
September Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Jazz under the Stars, Fourteen Music Venues—and Exciting New Venues
The September 9, 2016 Friday for the Arts! brings us still another wave of new venues, as well as music, art, entertainment, fun activities, food, refreshments, spirit, and spirits. There will be music in at least fourteen performing arts venues, and there will be great exhibits at Walton Gallery, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, Old Towne Studio 7, the Chesterfield Gallery, the Bistro at Market and Grove, and the Petersburg Area Art League.
Walton Gallery continues a great new exhibit entitled Deep Thoughts, featuring work by Alvin Burts, Cianne Fragione, Mark Pehanich, and Clifton Singleton. The Chesterfield Gallery will feature an exhibit of new work by Joey Northrop. The Ward continues an important new installation by Rosamond Casey of Charlottesville, entitled Men in Suits: A Day on the Hill, as well as no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Carol Meese, Bonnie Koenig (with new work installed), Bobby English, Jr.,, Mary Montague Sikes, James Timberlake, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Risegun Bennett-Olomidun, Aimee Joyaux, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty-five resident studio artists. The Art League will be opening a major exhibit: Richard Bland College of William & Mary: Create Your Own Journey, featuring work by sixteen artist-members of the Richard Bland community. In addition, exhibits of work by Joey Northrop will be on display at Andrade’s. An artist to be announced will be exhibiting work at the Glenna Jean Factory Outlet. An exhibit of new work by Erin Copeland will continue at The Bistro. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves will be shown at Abigail’s Antiques. Exhibits will be on display at the new Old Towne Studio 7, including work by Denise Shriver Tipton, Jarred Barr, Chris Jiggers, and Lisa Mistry.
Richard Bland College of William & Mary at the Petersburg Area Art League
At the Art League this month: New Exhibit: Opening Reception: Main Gallery and Members’ Gallery: Richard Bland College of William & Mary: Create Your Journey, an exhibit of works of art from the Richard Bland College community, featuring the artwork of Richard Bland College faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends. “This art showcases the college’s thriving and long standing art department and its many friends in the local arts community,” explained exhibit organizer Stephen Wilson, Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations at Richard Bland College. The exhibit includes original watercolors, sculptures, oil on canvas, photography, and abstract paintings. Sixteen artists are featured in the exhibit, and many of them have multiple pieces on display. The artists are: Elizabeth Berry, Rachel Brisendine, Susan Brown, Michelle Delano, Rick Delano, Robin Deutch, Vicente "Vinnie" Gonzalez, Dr. Roland Havis, Sarah Horning, Aimee Joyaux, Lina Kim, Dr. Ivan W. Perkinson, The Honorable Oliver Pollard, Selene Reddick, Angela Tudor, and Jonathan Weston.
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
Mary Jane D'Arville at The Ward Center for COntemporary Art
September Friday for the Arts! Features a Fourteen Venues, Music Six to One
Bill McGee, Tim Bowman, and the Urban Guerilla Orchestra headline Jazz under the Stars in the parking lot at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. Soprano Laraine Minetree Smith will be performing at St. Paul’s. Mary Jane D’Arville will be performing an evening of harp music at The Ward, Iris Schwartz playing the flute at the Art League, the Dirty Runaways performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Bobby Horne and C.W. Barr at Adelaid’s, Rudy Faulkner & Friends at Croaker’s Spot, Dale Traylor (acoustic guitar) for Battersea Foundation at the McIlwaine House, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Skylea, featuring Jenna Johnson at Old Towne Studio 7, Rick Elliott in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Zack Artis in the Music Room at Wabi. Triple B will be performing on the patio at Andrade’s. And the Scottish singers of Clan Haggis will be performing in the courtyard at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!
RBC at PAAL