First Friday Venues

Highlights of Binghamton's Next First Friday Art Walk - SEPTEMBER 7

Binghamton takes center stage at the next First Friday Art Walk. Before the 4th LUNA Projection Arts Festival (Sep. 7-9 at dark throughout downtown Binghamton) begins, first enjoy diverse art exhibits including Japanese photorealist artist, the art of Binghamton in varying mediums, several photography shows, singer/songwriter performances, and more highlighting Binghamton's September 7 First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 PM with 24 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side.

  • Japanese artist Hisaya Taira: "The Urban Landscape"-Photorealist Paintings (Thru Sep. 29, 2018) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row) with Artist's Reception, 6-9 PM.
  • Karen Kuff Demicco: Solo Show - New Works in Ceramics (Sep. 7-29, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row). Also, showing 30 still projection images generated by local artists using a template/outline of Atomic Tom's (196 State St.) that will be part of LUMA. Thirty images will be selected for projection and for an exhibit at Cooperative Gallery 213 on 9/7 First Friday opening. "Images should tell a story using the building," said Peg Johnston of the Dept. of Public Art and Cooperative Gallery, co-sponsors of this project.
  • Cindy Henry: Mixed Media Fiber Arts-and- Rachel Henry: Large Scale Ceramic Vessels (Thru Oct. 27, 2018), at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • "Art of Binghamton"-A premiere gallery experience showcasing an eclectic group of works, from acrylic paintings to photography, classic art to advanced digital art, by local artists and representing Binghamton's past, present and future (Thru Oct. 30, 2018) at The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.). [Artists in this exhibit include: Bob Alan Bricks, Matthew Card, Jonathan W. Cohen, Angela Cook, Denise Franchino, Hall Groat II, Danielle Herman, Sandy Kirker, Joshua Lasky, Drew Lewis, Shawn McMahon, Patrick McPhee, Gregory Milunich, Steve Palmer, Abby Ponterio, Mike Ricciardi, Deb Pultz Rockefeller, David Skyrca, Andrea Wood.]
  • "Black & White Film Photography" by Ron Force (Thru Oct. 30, 2018) at Bundy Museum/ Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St.) and "Immigration in Broome County's WWII: The Early American Civic Association"-Ephemera and objects from the ACA's archives documenting over 79 years of immigration to Broome Co. in The Bundy Museum's 2nd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.).
  • Sci-Fi Fantasy and Digital Art: A Tour of Graphics featuring artists Dani Kelley, Matthew Flesher, Steve Eckhardt, Martina DiRose (Thru Sep. 2018) at Broome County Arts Council Gallery (81 State St., 5th Fl.).
  • Cynthia Rotella: Current Works in Watercolor and Other Mediums (Thru Oct., 2018) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
  • Andrea Wood of Woodbine Photography: "Story Art" - Photography with painterly effects to capture the impression but not the reality, composite pieces (Thru Sep. 2018) at Whole in the Wall restaurant (43 S. Washington St.)
  • AmarA*jk: "Reimagination in Oil on Dead Tech"-Oil paintings on repurposed dysfunctional computer monitors and TVs at Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St., between Hawley/Court St.).
  • A.J. Wagner: "Maybe Like You, Maybe Like Me" : Medically-themed Mixed Media (Only on 9/7/18, 6-9 PM) at Community Options (182-184 State St., Artists' Row).
  • Kathy Whisman: Photography-A glimpse of Provence: Images from Southern France, Provence region (Only on 9/7/18, 6-9 PM) at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). In the Sanctuary, students of Mary Lou Muratori Voice Studio performing "A Little Bit of Everything" during First Friday.
  • Grace Solano: "A Taste of Binghamton and Beyond"-Photography (First Friday, 6-9 PM; exhibit thru Sep. 2018) at Healing Elements Spa & Salon (222 Water St., 3rd Fl., rear entrance).
  • "Keeping Up with the Past": Works by Local Artists Living with Memory Loss (Thru Oct., 2018) at Memory Maker Gallery/MMG (215 State St., Artists' Row). In honor of World Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this exhibit will feature MMG's participants' artwork and poetry from past three years, information on the benefits of art for people living with Alzheimer's, and photo-timeline showcasing MMG's work in the Southern Tier. Open 9/7/18, 6-9 PM.

  • Singer/songwriter performances, hosted by John Kanaz, at Atomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row) with The Neighbors and The Blind Spots on Sep. 7, 6-9 PM. Also, Saturday (9/8) afternoon "Live Music in the Street" show in front of Atomic Tom's, and an outdoor evening show with Devinne Meyers Band and Dirt Farm, Sep. 8, 6-9 PM.-Renee Swan DeMarco, acoustic guitar/singer performing at Imagicka (39 Court St.), plus Tarot during First Friday, 6-9.
  • Guest Fantasy Author Aaron Dusinberre: Reading passages from his latest book, "Thy Kingdom Come-The Beginning" at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.), at 5:30 PM, held in anticipation of RoberCon 2018. $4 admission, 5-9 PM, and includes free Planetarium show at 7 PM.
  • Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St., 1st & 2nd Fl.) open for viewing (Only on 9/7/18, 6-9 PM). - Binghamton's Original Art Gallery with over 150 signed paintings on display including several by Binghamton artist, Armondo Dellasanta, at Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.). Open until 10 PM every Friday.
  • Party on the Patio-Summer 2018 on First Friday (Thru Sep. 7) with live broadcasts featuring DJs from Magic 101.7 at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.).
  • "LUMA cocktail specials" at The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theatre), plus on display, "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman, "We <3 Graffiti," photos on canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Happy hour from 5-7 PM.

  • American Civic Association (131 Front St.); Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.)
  • The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in Kilmer bldg.); Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.)
  • Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.), There are no trolley tours or rides during the 9/7 First Friday.
YEAR OF 2018


JANUARY 5 22 Venues
FEBRUARY 2 22 Venues
MARCH 2 23 Venues
APRIL 6 23 Venues
MAY 4 30 Venues
JUNE 1 27 Venues
JULY 6 24 Venues
AUGUST 3 25 Venues
SEPTEMBER 7 24 Venues

First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington St. Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2017 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting & Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open Jan. 5, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule subject to change without notice. More info, contact Chris Bodnarczuk (GWSA Chair at,