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.


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 Tours Return to First Friday this December! Tours will leave from the Phelps Mansion Museum at 6 PM and 7 PM. Father Christmas will be hosting a meet and greet at Phelps from 5-6 PM, and will be joining as a special guest for the 6 PM trolley tour! Stay tuned for more details.

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).


Cooperative Gallery 213 | 213 State Street
“Member Holiday Show”
Supporting and Exhibiting Artists
On view: 12/01/22 – 12/24/22

This annual event includes fine artisan works including wood, fiber, jewelry, pottery, and more. Also fine art and photography from all of our members.

Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM |

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery | 204 State Street
“That Was Then”
Orazio Salati, Fern P. Lynn
On view: 12/02/22 – 1/28/23

Some of Salati’s Work completed 30 years ago using the Photo Peinture technique. Also exhibiting Pottery by Fern P. Lynn
Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM |


The Bundy Museum of History and Art | 129 Main Street
Binghamton University Students
On view: 12/01/2022 – 2/1/2023

Working in partnership with staff at the Bundy Museum of History & Art, Binghamton University students have created artworks which respond to the museum’s architecture, history, and collection. Through these projects students explored the Bundy family and company’s specific technological, architectural, and domestic legacy. *Installations located throughout the Bundy Museum

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Third Floor Exhibition:
What We Did in the Shadows
On view: 12/02/2022 – 1/02/2023

Light & darkness moves. Perspectives shift & alter. Study the mold your childhood forced you into before you shatter it. Contemplate death with adoration. A beautiful girl is a creature of limitless potential for a moment in time. Words create the structures of truth & of lies. Images in acrylic, in oil, in ink are captured stories muted & blazing in color. Colors sway & dance in the heat (of passion). Create an experience; experience the creation.

AmarA*jk are artists based in Triangle NY. They have been exhibiting their art together since they were wed 10 years ago. They are known for their experimental installations & exhibitions. The pair also design sets together for Tri-Cities Opera, allowing the harsh limitations of collaboration to feed the limitless freedom of their individual art. Opening reception 6 PM – 9 PM.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Binghamton Photo | 32 Cedar Street (Bundy Campus)
How I See It
Digital Photography by Julian Paugh
On view: 12/02/2022 – 1/31/2023

“This exhibition is a love letter to two of the most influential people in my life: my grandfather William Norman Paugh and dear friend David R. Corbett Sr., both of whom were sources of endless encouragement and inspiration. It is also a tribute to the Binghamton area, with a particular focus on astronomy, aviation, nature, and Binghamton’s beautiful architecture. Being autistic affects my photography in such a way that I can see the beauty in things that others might not. I can take something “ugly” and turn it into the most fascinating thing when I’m done. You can find beauty in anything; in a world full of negativity, there’s still so much beauty to be had.”

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Phelps Mansion Museum | 191 Court Street
Piano Recital by Students of Jessica Farrell
12/02 at 7 PM

Join the students of Jessica Farrell for their annual holiday piano recital. Recital starts at 7pm.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Muckles! | 60 Court Street
Live screen printing and art exhibit
Mike Ricciardi, Jonathan Cohen, Dan Simonds
12/02 from 6 PM to 9 PM

Screen printing featuring holiday designs, proceeds benefiting Toys For Tots. Gallery art exhibit featuring three local artists.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Roberson Museum & Science Center | 30 Front Street
The Roberson Mansion

Come see the Roberson Mansion all ready for the holidays! With plenty of lights and exquisite decorations, the Roberson Mansion is a must see holiday destination.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Medieval Italian Night at Binghamton University Downtown Center |
67 Washington Street
12/02/22  5:30 PM – 8 PM

Please join us for a special evening celebrating Italian and Medieval Studies at Binghamton University. The evening will feature medieval- and Italian-focused presentations by BU students and faculty, as well as an Italian open mic, and will culminate in a performance by the Italian music trio Eramo-Saletti-Tadayon, who perform their world-renowned songs on traditional Mediterranean instruments and in a variety of languages.

Garland Gallery | 116 Washington Street

Come and enjoy the dulcet tones of the one and only Pat Raube, singer/songwriter.

Whole in the Wall Restaurant | 43 S. Washington St
“Portraits and Landscapes”
Diane Walter
12/02/2022 – 1/31/2023

Diane Walter studied under Raoul Middleman at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Studied at Artists for Environment (AFE) and Vermont Studio Center. Please make a reservation online to dine in.
Open First Friday 6PM – 8PM |


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Kids Commons Gallery | 60 Morgan Road
Annual Gingerbread Display

December First Friday will feature gingerbread creations from the community based on the theme of children’s literature. A Storybook Village of Gingerbread will feature creations from preschool and elementary students as well as girl scout troops and individual gingerbread enthusiasts. Vote for your favorite gingerbread and view giant gingerbreads painted by local artists. Enjoy some hot chocolate and see a giant gingerbread house located in the Kids Common Cafe’.

Open First Friday


2022 First Friday Participant Information (PDF)
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 with any questions.


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