first friday calendar


Artworks Gallery: 564 Trade St. Artworks Gallery presents “Artworks Reflects on 2010”, featuring art works looking back on the year 2010 from all the members of this artist run co-op, in mediums including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6 th St. In celebration of Elvis’ birthday, Urban Artware is showing a collection of various works inspired by the king of rock-and-roll.

The Other HalF: 560 N. Trade St. An exhibition paintings , pottery and fine crafts including wood, glass, clay and metal.

Earthbound Arts: 610 N Trade St. Gifts from nature, fine handcrafted soaps, clay, glass, and metal.

Christine Rucker Photography: 629 N. Trade St. Wedding photography, family documentaries and photojournalism. Gallery open every First Friday.


Cultural Arts Cntr 200 N. Davie St. • Center for Visual Artists. Opening reception for GRAYSCALE, a 10- day art exhibition of unframed black and white drawings, paintings and photographs, all priced under $100. Also featuring a guest exhibition by the CVA figure-drawing group, The Basics.

• Green Hill Center. Enjoy hot cider while viewing the 2010 Winter Show. More than 500 pieces of artwork from artists across North Carolina are featured in Green Hill’s annual exhibition and sale.

Elements Gallery: 526 S. Elm St. Pottery, jewelry, ornaments, glasswork and metalwork.

Lyndon Street Artworks: 205 Lyndon St. Peruse the work-spaces of over forty local artists in their open Lyndon Street studios. Artist Jeff Taylor will be on hand to demonstrate his technique for making organically inspired jewelry from recycled aluminum. Also, Erik Beerbower, Charlotte Str’m and Erik Str’m will be showcasing and discussing their work.

Mack and Mack: 220 S. Elm St. The regular First Friday music show will feature Storyhill, a vocal and stringed-instrument duet. The duo kicks off the Triad Acoustic Stage’s fourth performance year at 8 p.m.

Old Photo Specialists: 320 S. Elm St. Visit Old Photo Specialist to see what photo restorer Bill Heroy can do with a photo–old or new! Plus local artist Vance Garvin will be sketching portraits in the studio.

Winter Light Gallery and Art Studios: 410 Blandwood Ave. Rays of Winter Light, the January feature exhibit, will showcase thirteen studio artists displaying original art that celebrates the winter season. Works include watercolors, found objects, collage, oils, pastels and abstract art.

Yew Tree Gallery: 604 S. Elm St. Yew Tree Gallery celbrates winter with three special exhibits in January: Over the Mantle Originals features large paintings by various Yew Tree artists hung above an antique mantle; Visions of Winter displays seasonal-inspired work from fourteen Yew Tree artists; and Small Inspirations features small, affordable artworks perfect for gift-giving.