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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Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts! for 8 November 2019 Summary of Events
November Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, Six Music Venues
Petersburg’s November 2019 Friday for the Arts! will bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. A Comprehensive Plan Block Party will open the evening. There will be music in six performing arts venues, and great exhibits at the new Cameron Gallery, at the Petersburg Area Art League, and at the Old Towne Studio 7.
VISUAL ARTS: The new Cameron Gallery at 325 Brown Street, opposite Gillfield Baptist Church) will be opening Gus Dickens Art, featuring work in oils by Petersburg native Gus Dickens. The Art League will have an opening receptions for a large new exhibit by Aimee Joyaux, entitled Race in Place: Paper Monuments, hanging in both the Main and the Members galleries. 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. Lisa Mistry will be showing her work at Old Towne Studio 7.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Old Towne Studio 7 will have special Friday Fun Night, a teen-centered paint class entitled ARTrageaous Youth led by Morgan Stover, beginning at 6:30 (be there between six and seven) (teens, family, all levels, $, discounts for more than one member of a family, RSVP useful). This is not a paint party, but a class. Early in the evening, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, the Petersburg Planning Commission and the Petersburg Department of Planning will be staging a Comprehensive Plan Block Party in the Halifax Triangle. Petersburg Skin Coach, on West Tabb Street, will have a Friday for the Arts! Open House.
MUSIC: Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will be at Old Towne’s Alibi, Bobby Horne at Abigails, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, Keith Horne (electric guitar & vocals) in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and The Shooters Band in the Music Room at Wabi. Clan Haggis will be at Tramonto Ristorante. Music this month from six to one!