first friday calendar


Liberty Art Center: 526 Liberty St.: Auction: Tickets to Piedmont Opera, Reynolda House, family membership from Sawtooth School, certificate from Karma Spa, certificate from Camino Bakery for a cake and artwork from Karma, Earthbound Arts and cards from Becky at Studios@625

Artworks Gallery: 564 Trade St.: Artworks Gallery presents a twoperson exhibit of paintings by Lucy Spencer and Lea Lackey-Zachmann. Spencer’s oil paintings depict trees and horses. Zachmann’s paintings are inspired by microscopic images of Gardenia flowers.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6 th St.: Featuring works: paintings, metalwork, glass, woodwork, wearable art, and just about anything else imaginable!

Woodland Moth Visual and Performing Artists at Atelier Studios: 619 N. Trade St.: Featured artists include Gene Hege’s “Brightlife” print, Frank Holder’s Metal Menagerie: Welding Sculpture, Rick Jones’ Wachovial Watercolors, the Book Arts and music of Marilyn Ingram.

Studio 625@ Trade Street: Studio 625 is happy to welcome our newest artist Shawn Beard. His artwork ranges in subjects from collage and/or abstract paintings inspired by music/ jazz to landscapes of local downtown treasures. You can preview some of his work at


Ambleside Gallery, 528 S. Elm St: Exhibition of works by gallery artists Helen Cartmell, Jim Celano, Julia Rogers, Patricia Coleman, Rick Ford, Leigh Rodenbough, Luo Hong, Matthew Hillier and Tracy Reid.

Face to Face, 230 A South Elm St: Face to Face takes over this storefront space for the evening to create a First Friday experience rife with all kinds of analog engagement. Music by L in Japanese, haircuts by Kyle Britt, free beer, valentines for lovers or strangers, battle Mike and the Wheel of Argumentation, “sans clothing” caricatures with Janie Ledford and much more. The F2F party continues afterwards, with music man “L” at Artistka for ElectroFunk Friday.

Gate City Yarns, 231 S. Elm St: See the “Traveling Battlecoat” and meet felt artist Victoria Clegg. Also on display will be Lawrence Feir’s captivating metal sculptural work.

Greensboro Cultural Center,200 N. Davie St: Center for Visual Artists ,Visual Documents by Juie Rattley III Opening reception for a solo exhibition featuring new works by Juie Rattley III.

Jules Antiques & Fine Art, 530 S. Elm St.: An eclectic collection of furniture, sterling silver, lighting and jewelry recently acquired at an area estate sale. Enjoy hot cider & other warming refreshments.

Lyndon Street Artworks, 205 Lyndon St: Lyndon Street Artworks features omore than 40 local artists’ working studios. Founder Erik Beerbower is always creating new work.

Charlotte and Erik Ström will be in the Ström Art studio with new winter landscapes.

Mack and Mack, 220 S. Elm St: Drop in to Mack and Mack’s showroom to hear the inscrutable musical meanderings of the F-Art Ensemble.

Twisted Dance, 315 S. Greene St.: Enjoy demonstrations (including an awesome sword dance) and mini classes in belly dance , hooping, and maybe even yoga, hip-hop and African dance.

Winter Light Gallery, 410 Blandwood Ave.: The upcoming show Reflections runs through Feb. 28, a collection of artwork from all 13 studio artists that illustrates each artist’s intraspective view of a variety of subject matter. After First Friday, the public is also invited to explore ticketed events including: Carolina Theatre Benefit Event 310 S. Greene Street 8pm Polecat Creek and Warren,Bodle & Allen

9 th annual Greensboro Fringe Festival City Arts Studio Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center , 220 N. Davie St. 6 p.m.: Silent Pictures by Tommy Trull, a multimedia musical about a man who doesn’t talk.

8 p.m.: On The Edge by John Gamble Dance Theater.

Bin 33 324 S. Elm St. 9 p.m. Following First Friday art exploration, one can dance the night away with Greensboro and Fincastle’s own singing waiter JayBird and his fabulous band Soul Central for $10! Full services food, bar wine.