FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Established in the early 2000’s by a creative trio of women dedicated to the arts in Binghamton, the First Friday Brochure highlighted arts spaces that opened their doors on the First Friday of every month from 6-9pm. Almost 20 years later, First Friday has expanded to include our vibrant restaurant scene, and additional creative sites. In 2020 the Broome County Arts Council adopted the First Friday art walk as their own. The Broome County Arts Council is proud to help preserve this iconic guide with the generous support of City of Binghamton, Visit Binghamton, and Wegmans.

MAY FIRST FRIDAY | MAY 6TH, 2022 | 6-9PM

Some galleries have different open times – check below for more details. Please check this page for changes or interruptions in planning. BCAC encourages you to follow CDC guidelines for safe social gatherings. More information can be found on the CDC’s website here.

FREE TROLLEY RIDES ARE BACK!

BCAC is happy to announce that the First Friday Trolley Tour is back! The Trolley will leave from Phelps Mansion Museum at 6PM and 7PM, touring downtown Binghamton and up to the Bundy Museum of History and Art, and returning to the Phelps at 6:45PM and 7:45PM. Parking is available at the Phelps Mansion Museum.

The Trolley Tour is FREE and highlights local architecture and Binghamton sights! Stops along the way include Lost Dog Café, Roberson Museum and Science Center, and Bundy Museum. The Trolley is operated by Broome County Transit and sponsored by the City of Binghamton / Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC). Additional support is provided by volunteers of the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier (PAST).

STATE STREET

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery | 204 State Street
BCAC Artisan Gallery presents “L. Annette Short Auction and Retrospective“
L. Annette Short
On view: 05/06/22 – 05/28/22

L. Annette Short was a life-long textile artist who passed away in May of 2019. She was a prolific textile artist and was talented in costume design, fantasy quilting, clothing design and dollmaking. She worked for many years designing costumes for the Binghamton University Theater Department. A dear friend of Annette’s is the current owner of all of Annette’s work and has generously donated many pieces to the Broome County Arts Council for the purpose of auctioning them. BCAC will receive 50% of the proceeds.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | www.oraziosalati.com | www.broomearts.org/artisan-gallery

Cooperative Gallery 213 | 213 State Street
Is There Life After Glass; Flower Wars; Still Life with Patterns
Barb Bernstein, S. Schweitzer , Ken Weir
On view: 05/06/22 – 05/28/22

Three exhibiting artists: Barbara Bernstein: “Is There Life After Glass,” Stephen Schweitzer “Flower Wars”, Ken Weir “Still Life with Patterns”, three very innovative shows by three experienced artists.

Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM | www.cooperativegallery.com

MAIN STREET

The Bundy Museum of History and Art | 129 Main Street
2nd Floor Gallery: Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
H. Hargrove, Robert Cox, G. Schroter and William Bisley
On view: 04/01/2022 – 05/02/2022

An art exhibit and silent auction featuring the works of H. Hargrove, Robert Cox, G. Schroter, and William Bisley. In partnership with Community Baptist Church. Proceeds benefit team Stroll for Cole as they participate in the 2022 Walk to Defeat ALS, in memory of Scott Cole who lost his life to ALS in 2013.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | www.bundymuseum.org

The Bundy Museum of History and Art | 129 Main Street
3rd Floor Gallery: Group Photography Show
Abraham Thomas, Julie Ayn, Samantha Morris
On view: 05/06/2022 – 05/31/2022

Abraham Thomas – “Seize the Night”, Julie Ayn – “Wherever I May Roam”, Samantha Morris- “Seasons”

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | www.bundymuseum.org

Binghamton Photo | 32 Cedar Street (Bundy Campus)
Rolling Stock
Kojo Senoo
On view: 05/06/2022 – 06/28/2022

“It wasn’t until June 2021 that I had traveled further west beyond New York’s western border. Slung back in coach seats, crouching over observation car tables –– this past year I have watched the continent blur underneath me. This exhibition is an appreciation for the act of observation, as well as the rails that provided me the opportunity to do it all over this land.”

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | www.bundymuseum.org

COURT STREET

Phelps Mansion Museum | 191 Court Street
Piano Recital
Pej Reitz Piano Students
On view: 05/06/2022

Join the student of Pej Reitz for the annual piano recital here at the Phelps Mansion Museum. Recital is scheduled to start at 6pm. The museum will be open for viewing immediately following the recital. Admission is FREE, donations to the Phelps are always appreciated. First Friday Trolley Tours leave from the Phelps Mansion at 6pm and 7pm, returning at 6:45pm and 7:45pm!

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | https://phelpsmansion.org/

Muckles! | 60 Court Street

No exhibition at this time. https://mucklesu.com

FRONT STREET

Roberson Museum & Science Center | 30 Front Street
Through an Open Window
Bruce Wrighton
On view: 02/24/22 – 10/15/2022

“Through an Open Window” features photographs by Bruce Wrighton (1950 – 1988), an American Photographer and resident of Binghamton. Many of his photographs were created in the years between 1986 and 1988. The content of his work features one-time portraits of Broome County residents, street crossings, and buildings within the area. Admission is $4.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | https://www.roberson.org/project/bruce-wrighton/

RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Kilmer Mansion | 9 Riverside Drive
Renaissance to ragtime piano
Shawn Robinson, author
On view: 05/06/2022

There will be Art, Music and Book Signing

Open First Friday 5:30 – 7:30PM | www.facebook.com/kilmermansion/

WASHINGTON STREET

Garland Gallery | 116 Washington Street

Waiting for warmer weather! Check back next month. garlandgallery.com

Whole in the Wall Restaurant | 43 S. Washington Street
Michael Albert: Pop Artist
Michael Albert
On view: 05/06/2022 – 05/27/2022

“Michael Albert is a known artist around the country and internationally. He creates collages using letters, numbers and images deconstructed from the packaging of popular consumer products. In some cases, he uses words and letters from cereal, cracker and soda boxes to spell out significant works such as the Pledge of Allegiance or the Gettysburg Address.” See more: www.michaelalbert.com

Open First Friday 6PM – 8PM (reservation required for dine-in; make a reservation online: wholeinthewall.com) | www.facebook.com/thewholeinthewall

MORGAN ROAD

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Kids Commons Gallery | 60 Morgan Road
LEGO Art
Gerald Terela, children from DC programs & the LEGO club at the BC Library
On view: 05/06/22

As part of the Broome County Art Council’s First Friday in May, The Discovery Center will feature structures by the Broome County Library LEGO Club and a LEGO Landscape created by our very own Gallery Manager, Mr. Jerry. This LEGO Landscape was used as a still life, which children from our afterschool program studied from and created works of art. We will also be showcasing photographs of LEGO structures made by children in our community. Join us in Kids Commons on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5PM-7PM! The Museum will be open for play 4-7PM.

Open First Friday, 5PM – 7PM | www.thediscoverycenter.org

GET INVOLVED

2022 First Friday Participant Information (PDF)
June 2022 First Friday Form

Pop Up or New Gallery Subscriber?

Read the Participation Information, Complete the Event Information Form, and then select your level from the dropdown menu above to pay! Please call our office (607-723-4620) or email information@broomearts.org with any questions.

THANK YOU FIRST FRIDAY SPONSORS