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1st Friday in Albany, NY: Experience the Arts

The first Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany. Starting at 5pm, residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for "1st Friday," a highly anticipated celebration of arts and culture, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild in collaboration with local businesses and sponsors.

Various neighborhoods throughout Albany host open houses, special events, live music, artist receptions, exhibitions, and more throughout the evening. Some restaurants, bars, clubs, and boutiques even offer specials and discounts in honor of the event.

outdoor vendor event

1st Friday: September 4th, 2020

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Highlights include:
    • Specials/discounts at Elissa Halloran Designs, Lark Street Yoga, Romeo's Gifts, dp: An American Brasserie, Fort Orange General Store, Queen Hustle Nation
    • Special events and/or exhibitions at 23 Snker Station, Alacrity Frame Workshop, Cap City Boutique, The National Upholstering Design Studio Gallery, Art Associates Gallery, Inc., Susan Stuart Studio, 48 Hudson, Albany Center Gallery, The City Beer Hall, Open Gallery, Root3d
    • And more!

See a full schedule of 1st Friday happenings »

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