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
Japanese Maple, acrylics and eggshell, by Sheila Maitland Holland, at The Ward
June Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, a Book Signing, and Twelve Music Venues
Petersburg’s June 2018 Friday for the Arts! brings us music, art, a book signing, fun activities, food, new beers, and spirits. There will be music in at least twelve performing arts venues, and great exhibits at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, the Morena Bohemia Art Gallery, and the Petersburg Area Art League.
The Ward is opening a major new exhibit of recent work in eggshell and paint by Sheila Maitland Holland, entitled Textural Inclusion, is featuring expanded exhibits by 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, by Risegun Olomidun, 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. The Art League will open . . a few of my favorite things!: An Eclectic Collection of Original Oil Painiings by Sandra Nardone, and In My Thoughts, work in pencil and marker by DeAndre Tatum. Morena Bohemia Art Gallery will feature photography by Christopher Pace and other exhibits. 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. An exhibit of Lisa Mistry’s Birds will be shown at Petersburg Provisions.
The Art League will feature a book signing by Sandra Nardone of her new book, American Faces. Sweet Dixie will feature new lines of Virginia products. Tantrum Tattoos will be offering free henna tattoos.
Rodney Stith, the "Soul SInger," at the Petersburg Publis Library
Petersburg Public Library Offers Six-Month Friday for the Arts! Series, Jazz in the Stacks
Since April, the Petersburg Public Library has been presenting the initial offerings of their Jazz in the Stacks Series, presented for every Friday for the Arts! from April through September. In April, Ban Caribe performed their Caribbean rhythms. In May, it was the popular keyboard artist Lucy Kilpatrick. This monthe it is Petersburg-raised Rodney Stith, the "Soul Singer."
The April and May offerings were sponsored by the Petersburg Public Library Foundation. This monthte sponsor is the Petersburg Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Soroity.
The event runs from six to eight every second Friday evening, during Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! It is free and poen to the public.
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
Scott Billings, playing with Keith Horne, Rob Gray, and Richard Page on the patio at DJ's Rajun Cajun
Music from Six to One during June Friday for the Arts! in Petersburg; Twelve Venues
The Petersburg Public Library will present the third of a monthly series, Jazz in the Stacks, featuring this month the highly popular Soul Singer, Rodney Stith. The Ward will present the saxophonist Michael Redman. Matt Via & the Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, Bobby Horne at Abigails, Rudy Faulkner & Friends at Croaker’s Spot, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Rick Elliott in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and One Fell Swoop in the Music Room at Wabi. Ryssa Lee Busching (acoustic) will perform at Local Vibe Café. Jimmy Tynes and the Triple B Blues Band will perform on the patio at Andrade’s, and Scott & Friends, featuring Scott Billings, Keith Horne, Rob Gray, and Richard Page, will perform on the patio at DJ’s Rajun Cajun. And the Scottish singers of Clan Haggis will be performing in at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!