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.

JULY FIRST FRIDAY | JULY 1ST, 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!

The Trolley leaves 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. 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

Cooperative Gallery 213 | 213 State Street
Day by Day
John Carroll, Linda Ciallelo, Gulzara Tokhtamysheva
On view: 07/01/22 – 07/23/22

John Carroll paints still life and landscapes, often in surrealistic colors as well as beautiful miniatures. Of his work he comments, “I devoted years of study to the understanding of materials and their possible ramifications in applications and finished works. I make my own pigments, including lead white base. Knowing my materials so thoroughly helps me translate technique into personal expression.”

Gulzara Tokhtamysheva paints in watercolor and is also a book illustrator. She says of her process, “My work reflects a never ending dialogue with myself, what I was, what I can and cannot be. I speak to what I see and what I pretend to be. My ordinary surroundings become my ordinary paintings if they were important to me for a moment.”

Linda Ciallelo states, “When I paint I feel like I am walking the fine line between traditional Realism and Impressionism. I have expanded my palette recently, both in my pastel and my oil paintings. I hope to produce some larger, more daring Figurative paintings after this show. I feel the pull of more contemporary compositions.”
Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM | www.cooperativegallery.com

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery | 204 State Street
BCAC Artisan Gallery presents “Collections“
Personal art collections of BCAC Board and Staff
On view: 07/01/22 – 07/23/22

A celebration of art from the personal collections of BCAC Board and Staff, treasured pieces that inspire. Find out what ‘ART’ means to those who are dedicated to serving the arts community in Broome County.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | www.oraziosalati.com | www.broomearts.org/artisan-gallery

Portrait Art School & Studio | 186 State Street 2nd Floor

No exhibition at this time.
https://www.redaabdelrahman.com/

MAIN STREET

The Bundy Museum of History and Art | 129 Main Street
Feeling Good
Dr. Jiri Bem
On view: 07/01/2022 – 08/02/2022

About the artist: “I am a native of the Czech Republic. Ever since I was a little boy, I have pursued visual arts. I received no significant formal art education besides semi-private lessons from an established artist. I spent a few hours a week in his studio at an art school as a teenager for several months. I never liked it. I went into medicine and have been a practicing surgeon for 22 years. I had paintings exhibited at two shows in Syracuse, N.Y., within the last several years. The reason I create images is that I enjoy them. Why? I am not sure. It is just feeling good. Do they come out the way I imagine? Frequently I find them incomplete and imperfect, but I tend to give up and resort to the Wabi-sabi school of thought- the beauty of imperfection. There are stories behind all of them. I would prefer you to form your conclusion about their colors and impressions without telling you what I had in mind.”

Live music performed by the Droogz, Feeble Little Horses, Plasters, Waveform in the Annex (behind the main Bundy Museum building) from 7PM to 11PM.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM (music at 7PM) | www.bundymuseum.org

Binghamton Photo | 32 Cedar Street (Bundy Campus)
Beauties & Bedlam
Nox Images (Iris French & Mike Seman)
On view: 07/01/2022 – 08/30/2022

*Not suitable for those under 18 years of age. About the artist: “Nox Images creates fantastical worlds with a fetish flair utilizing digital photography. Through the incorporation of pagan undertones, grimly abandoned buildings dotting the coast, and borderline cinematic characterizations, Nox Images specializes in a sensual darkness that embraces oddity and celebrates the female form.

The exhibition has no cohesive theme but explores the elements that make up what Nox Images is known for – fetish, fantasy & horror. Each image reads less like a stagnant piece and more like a still from a literary scene, as if you happened upon the creature mid-story. Beyond being cinematic, Nox focuses on embracing raw sexuality in a way that’s celebratory of the female form. Whether doused in glitter or blood, Nox Images is sexuality seen through the female gaze. At its heart, it’s both erotica and camp that’s meant to be a worship of women in their most fantastical or fearsome forms.”
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM (music at 7PM)| www.bundymuseum.org

COURT STREET

Phelps Mansion Museum | 191 Court Street
Student Recital
Students of the Binghamton Philharmonic Summer Music Camp
07/01/2022

7PM: Come listen to the talented middle and high school students of our Summer Chamber Music Camp! These gifted student musicians have received coaching, organized practice time, and daily masterclasses under the direction of Philharmonic violinist Debrah Devine and French horn player Patti O’Connell. Suggested donation (at the door): $10. First floor of the mansion will be open for viewing and the trolley will be running at 6pm and 7pm for tours of downtown Binghamton.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM (music at 7PM) | https://phelpsmansion.org/

Muckles! | 60 Court Street
Live at 60!
Mycelia Herbals, The Parlor City Soapery
07/01/2022

Live Screen-Printing from local designers available for print on vintage clothing & B.Y.O (Bring Your Own) items such as canvas totes, tshirts, etc…. Accompanied by Mycelia Herbals who will be serving fresh, seasonal mocktails and The Parlor City Soapery live-infusing their goods with a specialty smoking process. and A KITTEN MEET AND GREET!!! Join us, and bring cat food and cat supplies to help support Every Cat’s Dream.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | https://www.mucklesu.com/

FRONT STREET

Roberson Museum & Science Center | 30 Front Street
People
various artists
08/2021 – 10/2022

People: Figurative Work from Roberson’s Collections is filled with personalities. For each visitor that steps into this space, it’s a chance meeting with someone maybe long past or with a self-portrait of an artist living right down the street. We will be introducing mansion tours as part of First Friday beginning in July. Included with $4 guests will be able to take guided tours of the gilded age mansion.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM | https://www.roberson.org/project/people/

RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Kilmer Mansion | 9 Riverside Drive
Madrigal Choir
Kathy Smith , Liz Wolin and Katharine Krebs *& members of FASST
On view: 07/01/2022

Kathy Smith will be doing an art demonstration.

Open First Friday 5:00 – 7:30PM (music at 5PM) | www.facebook.com/kilmermansion/

WASHINGTON STREET

Garland Gallery | 116 Washington Street

The music of singer / songwriter Pat Raube. 30% OFF anything on the walls!

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM (music at 6PM) | garlandgallery.com

Whole in the Wall Restaurant | 43 S. Washington Street
The Art of Anne Marie Rhiel
Anne Marie Rhiel
On view: 06/17/2022 – 07/29/2022

Ann Marie Rhiel was born and raised in Bronx, NY, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and began exhibiting her work in galleries around Northern New Jersey. She is the Assistant Art Director and illustrator for Yellow Mama Webzine, a commissioned portrait artist and also enjoys photography.
Open First Friday 6PM – 8PM (reservation required for dine-in) | www.facebook.com/thewholeinthewall

MORGAN ROAD

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Kids Commons Gallery | 60 Morgan Road
Animal Art with the Ross Park Zoo
Animals from the Ross Park Zoo
On view: 07/01/22

Join The Discovery Center and Ross Park Zoo in celebrating animal-created artwork on July 1, 2022 as part of the Broome County Arts Council’s First Friday. Children will be able to view artwork, hung at their eye level, made solely by the animals that inhabit the Ross Park Zoo.
Open First Friday, 5PM – 7PM | www.thediscoverycenter.org

GET INVOLVED

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

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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