December 1st, 2023 6PM – 9PM

Established in the early 2000’s by a creative trio of women dedicated to the arts, the First Friday Art Walk filled downtown Binghamton with a litany of art exhibitions and other creative happenings on the First Friday of every month. Almost 20 years later, First Friday continues to platform local artists, gallery owners, and musicians. In 2020 the Broome County Arts Council adopted the First Friday Art Walk and is proud to help preserve this community building tradition with the generous support of Broome County Government and City of Binghamton.

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


Atomic Tom’s | 196 State Street
Nevis Landscapes
Tom Haines

Live music!
By Kanaz and friends

Open First Friday 5PM – 8PM | Atomic Tom’s Facebook 

Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts | 186 State Street
It’s the Little Things: Small Selections from ABFA
ABFA Gallery Artists
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/27/24

A selection of small-scale paintings from over a dozen of ABFA’s masterful gallery artists. The inherent intimacy of these smaller works allows for a highly personal and individualistic experience, and offer a deep contemplation of nuance in each individual piece… “It’s the little things in life.”

THE PROJECT SPACE: Wish You Were Here: Paintings by Ron Weis
Ron Weis
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/27/24

Ron Weis’ small paintings represent what he loves about oil paint. A medium that allows for a wide range of subtly-varying applications on various surfaces, its flexibility endows small and often overlooked objects with expressive possibility. In this instance, he uses as his subject something as disposable and mundane as a postcard, and through the act of painting has raised it to the level of icon.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery | 204 State Street
Copper Fire Paintings
Robert & Elizabeth Yates
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/27/24

Coloring copper with a blow torch creating paintings. Color is achieved by the use of patinas and heat reduction techniques. Most images are inspired by nature.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Cooperative Gallery 213 | 213 State Street
23rd Annual Holiday Show
Exhibiting & Supporting Members
On view: 12/01/23 – 12/23/23

Come see the work of the exhibiting and supporting artists of the cooperative gallery. This is a showcase of the community artists and artisans of the area.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Old Barn Market | 212 State Street
Art Show
Laura Hunsinger-Kelly

Live Music!
Hailey Hundley 

Open First Friday 8AM – 9PM |

BCAC Artisan Gallery | 223 State Street
Carvings by Peter Nosikov 
Peter Nosikov
On view: 12/01/23 – 12/29/23

A collection of wood carvings inspired by the natural world.

Live Holiday Music!
Melanie Valencia on flute and Meredith Bocek on harp.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM|

BCAC Art Path Gallery | 223 State Street
Open Figure Drawings Display
Open Figure Drawing Participants
On view: 12/01/23 – 12/23/23

View the works created during BCAC’s bimonthly Open Figure Drawing classes! 

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM|

Artist in Residence in-studio Exhibition (BCAC)| 223 State Street
Ciara Heatherman
On view: 12/01/23 – 12/02/23

This exhibition is the beginning of a new series of figurative work focusing on Heatherman’s current season of life: parenting and family life. The featured trio of large scale oil paintings depicts stages and seasons we often go through as active caregivers; with the artist, her husband, and daughter as the storytellers. Heatherman aims to express the transformative symbiotic effect these personal experiences have created. Visually, Heatherman is inspired by Neo Renaissance artists such as J.W. Waterhouse combined with a painterly approach akin to the Impressionists. Heatherman paints with an expressive energetic application rooted in realism, used to communicate a feeling or mood.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM|


Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge | 222 Water Street
Jessica Petrylak
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/31/24

SUPERSTAR is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of Binghamton-based artist Jessica Petrylak. SUPERSTAR runs from Dec. ’23 through Jan. ’24. An extension of the exhibit is a dance party (9PM-1AM) in the lounge with the music of Britney Spears & dance music of 2000s!

Open First Friday 12PM – 10PM |


Binghamton Photo (1st floor gallery – adjacent to the Bundy Museum) | 32 Cedar Street
Pale Blue Dot and Beyond
Julian Paugh
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/31/24


Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

The Bundy Museum 3rd Floor Gallery | 129 Main St
Bundy Fest Group Art Show
Various Artists
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/02/24

Group Art show – Part of the Save the Bundy Fundraising campaign. All proceeds to benefit the Bundy Museum.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Muckles Ink! | 60 Court Street

No First Friday exhibition this month.

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |

Just Breathe Cannabis Dispensary | 75 Court Street
The Exhale Gallery
Jessica Licciardello
On view: 12/01/23 – 01/01/24

For our 2nd exhibition in our new space, The Exhale Gallery we will be adding work on paper by artist and graphic designer, Jessica Licciardello. We will also have last month’s work exhibited by Con$mr, and beverage sponsor by Ayrloom.

Open First Friday 10AM-10PM |

Phelps Mansion Museum | 191 Court Street
Student Piano Recital

The piano studios of Jessica Farrell and Tara Elliott will be joining together to perform some holiday music to start off the season! We would love to have you join us on Friday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public, and we hope to see you there!

Open First Friday 6PM – 9PM |


Roberson Museum and Science Center | 30 Front Street
Home for the Holidays
Various Artists

Roberson’s annual Home for the Holidays returns, featuring hundreds of trees and elaborate decorations by members of the community.

Open First Friday 5PM – 9PM |


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier | 60 Morgan Road
“Our Home Town”- A Village of Gingerbread
Local Community Artists
On view: 12/01/23- 12/30/23

As part of the Broome County Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk and our free admission night sponsored by Valley Dental, we invite you to come and delight in our Grand Opening of our Village of Gingerbread – Our Home Town, December 1st, 4-7pm. This annual gingerbread village is a unique showcase created by the community for the community. This year we’ve united to highlight our cherished neighborhood treasures, showcasing all of our local baking talents by crafting delightful and festive gingerbread buildings. For more information visit

Open First Friday 4PM – 7PM |


Pop Up or New Subscriber?

Review the Participant Information sheet and purchase your annual subscription or pop-up below! All new First Friday subscribers or pop-ups must contact Holly Cooper with their First Friday event details at (607-723-4620) or

*Please note all new subscribers/pop-ups must have their information to BCAC ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE of their exhibition or event.

A Broome County Arts Council membership does not include a First Friday subscription. Broome County Arts Council members do receive significant discounts on First Friday subscriptions.