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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Here, Nearly Here, & On the Horizon
A whole lot has been happening in Downtown Petersburg, and there is more to come this !
The biggest news is that a new restaurant, the City Table at the Farmers Markethas opened in mid-December, with an extansive American menu.
There's a new business next to Walton Gallery, Little Creek Kung Fu.
The Morena Bohemia Art Gallery has opened at 23 west Old Street, just west of Maria's. The Daiquiri Lite Bar & Grill has opened on Bollingbrook, across the street from Wabi-Sabi.
There's a lot of music going on at DJ's Rajun CAjun, as well as at Wabi-Sabi. In fact, there is a lot of music happening in Downtown Petersburg these days. Last month there erre at least fourteen music venues.
Planning is getting under way for the renovation of the old Jefferson Hotel, on Sycamore just north of the Oak. There are some great spaces in that building; it's great to hear that there is some hope that the public will soon be able to enjoy them.
If you haven't already, be sure to get down to the River Street Market. It has been going great guns.
January Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Eleven Music Venues
Petersburg’s January 2017 Friday for the Arts! brings us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and spirits. There will be music in at least eleven performing arts venues, and there will be great exhibits at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, Old Towne Studio 7, the Morena Bohemia Art Gallery, and the Petersburg Area Art League.
The Ward is featuring an exhibit of large new work by Rod Givens, and continues a new exhibit of work by Freedom Wilson, entitled Just Enough Grace for You, as well as new work by one of the most respected of Petersburg-area artists, Eugene Vango, in addition to a continuing exhibits by Carol Anna Meese, entitled Brand New Day, and a newly hung show by Sheila Maitland Holland entitled Rising, as well as new work by Bonnie Koenig, by Risegun Olomidun, and by Steve Gay, and continues no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Rosamond Casey, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, James Timberlake, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Aimee Joyaux, Omni Waters, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty-five resident studio artists. The Art League will open a new exhibit of recent work by Eugene Vango, and an exhibit of new work by Lisa Mistry, entitled Patterns. Old Towne Studio 7 will display the photography of Michelle Colo Burdiss and the work of Lisa Mistry. Owner-artist Joey Northrup , will be featured at the Morena Bohemia Art Gallery, along with work by Jennifer Schold-Fore, Dan & Kathi Blackmon, Jasmin Mills, and Betty Jo Bain. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves will be shown at Abigail’s Antiques.
Little Creek Kung Fu will openfor the first time during the evening.Tantrum Tattoos will be offering free henna tattoos.
Shelly Bonet will be performing with Scott Harriton early on the covered patio at DJ’s Rajun Cajun, and the Fish Out of Water later. Ryan Atchison, Jr., will be performing at Old Towne Studio 7. The Ward Center will present a jazz trio, Cringe and the Smear Campaign. 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, Scott Billings in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and Solace in Sound in the Music Room at Wabi. And the Scottish singers of Clan Haggis will be performing in at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!