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.
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March 13 Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Five Music Venues
Petersburg’s March 2020 Friday for the Arts! will bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. There will be music in five performing arts venues, two lectures, a wine tasting, an art sale, two family fun nights, and great exhibits at Walton Gallery, at the Petersburg Area Art League, at the Petersburg Public Library, and at the Old Towne Studio 7
VISUAL ARTS: The Walton Gallery is staging a great display of the work of the Kamoinge Workshop, Masters of the Lens, which complements a large exhibition of the work of the Kamoinge Workshop currently at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Art League will be exhibiting American Heroes, by Henry Kidd. The Petersburg Public Library will be showing the work of Greg Alston (open just until five for this Friday for the Arts!, but otherwise open during library hours). Old Towne Studio 7 will be showing the work of their resident artist, Lisa Mistry.
SPECIAL EVENTS: In honor of Women’s Month, Petersburg Preservation Task Force will present a lecture and exhibit at the Petersburg Exchange. The lecture by Nona Wartella, entitled The Role of American Women in the First 300 Years, will begin at 6:30 pm. The Art League will have two special events: a sale of their collected work in the Members Gallery, and a Family Fun Night in the education suite, both upstairs. The latter will feature Lisa Mistry and Alicia Crawford as instructors. Old Towne Studio 7 will provide instruction in Free Style Painting from 11 am until 8 pm, in 2.5 hour segments ($).The Petersburg Skin Coach (Melody Krone) will have anan Open House at 112 West Tabb Street for Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts!
MUSIC: Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, ), Triple B Blues Band in the Music Room at Wabi, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Zack Artis (magical acoustic guitar) in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Clan Haggis will be at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!