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 M&T Bank, the City of Binghamton, and Visit Binghamton.

* Expect interruptions from COVID-19. Please continue to check this page for last minute cancellations and changes.

BCAC wants to remind you to follow CDC guidelines: Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms; wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time; stay at least six feet away from other people (social distancing); frequently sanitize surfaces; wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible (indoors, crowded outdoor venues)
More information can be found on the CDC’s website here.

FIRST FRIDAY | December 4th, 2020 | 6-9pm

FIRST SATURDAY | December 5th, 2020 | 11-3pm*

Galleries will be open for extended hours on First Saturday for holiday shopping!
*Contact individual galleries for more information regarding hours.

STATE ST.

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery

Holliday Exhibition
Cindy Henry, Justin Kovac, Fern p. Lynn, Omit, Orazio Salati
On view: 12/4/20 – 1/23/21
First Saturday Hours: 10AM-4PM

Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Fiber Mixed Media, Wood Reliefs, Paintings.

STAP Prevention Services

By appointment only until otherwise noted.

Cooperative Gallery 213

Holiday Show 2020
All members, supporting and exhibiting

On view: 12/4 – 12/19
First Saturday Hours: 11AM – 3PM

The gallery is committed to a physical display in the gallery as well as an online version. All supporting members, including and artists and craftspeople may show their work.

FRONT ST.

Roberson Museum & Science Center

Home for the Holidays
Various Artists

On view: 11/18/20 – 1/8/21
First Saturday Hours: 11AM – 5PM

Home for the Holidays is a community collaboration, showcasing local decorators and quilters. Traditionally, quilts have been considered a domestic craft. Here, they are showcased as a fine art.

First Saturday: Roberson will be offering the usual festive cheer with a forest of beautifully decorated trees, as well as Clayworks Ornament Painting from 12PM – 3PM and Santa’s Craftshop where kids can come make Ornament Paper Trees from 12PM – 3PM.

COURT ST.

Artisan Gallery

2020 Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition
BCAC members
On view: 12/3 – 12/26

Broome County Arts Council’s 2020 Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition will open on December 4 and be on view through December 26 at Artisan Gallery and online at SHOP ART. Exhibited artworks will include sculptures, paintings, mixed media works, photographs and drawings. Awards will be announced at the opening. 

Phelps Mansion Museum

Events cancelled until further notice.

American Civic Association

All upcoming events and classes at the American Civic Association are canceled until further notice.

MAIN ST.

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church

First Friday Rings
Trinity Ringers

On view: 12/4/20

A selection of Christmas music, performed on hand bells, hand chimes, and percussion. Tune in First Friday at 4pm online: http://trinity1stfriday.org

Redeemer Lutheran Church

All services canceled until further notice.

Bundy Museum of History & Art

Shows are by appointment only.

GORGEOUS WASHINGTON ST.

Garland Gallery

Garland Gallery will be starting Holiday Hours and be open 10-7 on First Saturday

Mabel D. Orr

Normal business hours have returned, but no First Friday event this month.

RIVERSIDE DR.

Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers

Postponed.

Eat BING!

STATE ST.

205 Dry
Social on State
Lupo’s S&S Charpit

WASHINGTON ST.

Garage
Craft Bar & Kitchen

HENRY ST.

Burger Monday’s

CHENANGO ST.

Little Venice Restaurant
Alexander’s Cafe

COURT ST.

Dos Rios
The Colonial
sale-tumi
Loft @ 99

ROBINSON ST.

Cortese

LEWIS ST.

Remlik’s

GRANT ST.

House of Reardon

WATER ST.

Water Street Brewing Co.
Lost Dog Cafe
River Bistro

MAIN ST.

Peterson’s Tavern
Taj Tandoor

FRONT ST.

Thai Time

S. WASHINGTON ST.

Whole in the Wall
Thirsty’s Tavern


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