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.


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
“The Artists’ Eye” “Seasons”
Regina Losinger, Ashlyn Kelley, Carolyn Gilligan
On view: 09/02/22 – 09/24/22

Regina & Ashlyn, mother and daughter present The Artists’ Eye: a literal and figurative exploration and Carolyn Gilligan shows watercolor and collage.

Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM |

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery | 204 State Street
Reclaiming After Life
On view: 08/05/22 – 09/24/22

Omit is best known for producing layered wood carvings in relief. Inspirations tend to be organic & architectural in nature. A constant play between positive & negative : light & dark.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

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

No exhibition at this time.


POP UP EVENT – Riot Act Books | 129 Main Street (Behind Bundy Museum)
Riot Act Presents: Neptune Frost
2021 American-Rwandan Film
On view: 09/02/2022 @ 7:30PM

“Free Movie Screening Outdoors! Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.”

Open First Friday 7:30PM |

The Bundy Museum of History and Art | 129 Main Street
Sacred Shapes Unlimited
Angela Cook (3rd floor gallery)
On view: 09/02/2022 – 10/04/2022

Live Music by Kellie Wright of Party Cat Music
Tarot Card Reads and Photography Prints by Samantha Morris
Crystals and More by L’ Andrea Crystals

Artist Statement: Sacred Shapes can be seen on a macro and micro level in everything unlimited that we see, touch, or even simply feel. Music, colors, and sounds of nature as well as human and animal cells to trees and flowers and depictions even in tattoos. Sacred geometry is the blue print of creation. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things. We gravitate to designs that enchant us. I chose to also use different canvas shapes to further express the unlimited possibilities within my own art. Triangles in sacred geometry are thought to symbolize balance and harmony much like mind, body, and spirit. Circles are no beginning and no end and represent a never-ending loop, symbol of oneness. Primary colors red, green, and blue create all colors we see. The main seven chakras are so important and I had a blast customizing each of them adorned with accompanying crystals. All of these are new pieces designed for this multilayered exhibit.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Binghamton Photo | 32 Cedar Street (Bundy Campus)
America the Beautiful
Liam Axton
On view: 09/02/2022 – 11/01/2022

“After years of talking about doing a cross country road trip with my brothers, we finally made it happen. We spent two weeks on the road together driving just under 8,000 miles. We saw so much more than we expected to see on this trip. Everything from the grand canyon to three of Utah’s national parks, cows (so many cows), Yosemite and so much more.

People constantly talk about traveling out of the country, but rarely think about what America has to offer. There are so many different landscapes and cultures right here at home. I saw more in these two weeks than I had seen in the last few years. Every single state has something different to offer. St. Louis had some of the best BBQ that I’ve ever had, California and Arizona offered some of my favorite landscapes and burritos.

This trip allowed me to view the U.S from a totally different perspective and I couldn’t be more thankful for the experience and memories with my brothers.”

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Phelps Mansion Museum | 191 Court Street
Mansion Tours

Take a self guided tour of the Phelps Mansion. Guests can download the app ‘uniguide’ prior to their arrival. The 1st and 2nd floor of the mansion will be open for viewing from 6pm to 9pm.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Muckles! | 60 Court Street

No exhibition at this time.


Roberson Museum & Science Center | 30 Front Street
Nature’s Best Photography
07/2019 – 10/2022

An exhibition full of award winning wildlife photography. Be it skill or luck, the photos in this exhibition will take your breath away. Come see it before it closes. We are also offering tours of the mansion at 6 and 8.
Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Garland Gallery | 116 Washington Street

Join Casey Calvey, guitar & bass player & Director-of Spirit Song Yoga Center, for a relaxing & uplifting evening of acoustic sounds at the Garland Gallery, where she will be Playing It Purple!! Recently back from a tour in the Wild West, Casey will be picking & strumming her way through tunes from the 60’s to the 2020’s!! Come hear the colorful sounds of Art meeting Music at our next First Friday Event!! Also, everything on our walls will be 30% off!

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

Whole in the Wall Restaurant | 43 S. Washington Street
Dalgliesh Photography
Alexandria Dalgliesh
On view: 08/05/2022 – 09/30/2022

A.J. Dalgliesh is a 28 year old local photographer, born and raised in Binghamton New York. She’s has loved photography for as long as she can remember but has just recently reconnected with her passion. She prefers photographing urban & rural decay as well as nature.
**Not Open This First Friday but you can view during future normal business hours** | |


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

The Discovery Center is hosting a Glow in the Dark Art Show featuring pieces by FEAST homeschooling cooperative. Children will be able to view artwork, hung at their eye level, in Kids Commons from 5-7PM. Visitors are also invited to be part of the kick-off of Discover Illumination, a special 3-day illumination experience for kids inspired by LUMA Projection Arts Festival. In this highly interactive exhibit, visitors can use the power of light to transform the walls of the Ahearn Theater with their own creative artwork. Thanks to Visions Federal Credit Union, all are welcome to come enjoy FREE museum admission from 4-7PM on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Open First Friday


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


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