First Friday Venues

Highlights of Binghamton's Next First Friday Art Walk-MARCH 2

Highlighting Binghamton's next First Friday Art Walk on March 2, 6-9 PM include several photography shows, contemporary abstract expression, mixed media group show, exhibits of drawing honoring Suffragettes and Holocaust victims, folklore presentation, and more at the 23 venue locations open from 6-9 PM, downtown, west side, and south side.

Top gallery and art shows include:

  • "Smart Phone Photography Exhibit and Competition"-Show us your best shot, open-themed show curated by Peg Johnston (Thru Mar. 24, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row).
  • Thomas LaBarbera: "Contemporary in Camera Art"-Creating pieces that uniquely possess the vibrant flowing qualities of color and movement (Thru Apr. 28, 2018) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • Group Show: "Mixed Media: An Eclectic Experience"-Featuring Artists Matthew Card-Photography, Denise Franchino-Painter/Pastels and Andrea Wood-Photography (Thru Apr. 3, 2018) at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., 3rd Fl. Gallery). In the Bundy Museum's 2nd fl. Gallery: "The Golden Age of Parlor City Pubs: Binghamton Before State Street-A collection of artifacts from the Binghamton bars and bar culture from the early to mid 1900s, with special focus on establishments in First Ward (Thru Mar. 2018).
  • E.B. Schott: "Hole in the Heart"-Contemporary Abstract Expression with Multi-Media, incorporating oils, acrylics and encaustic inspired and aided by nature, and channeling the Zeitgeist of our times into E.B.'s creations (Thru Apr. 2018) at Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). Artist website: WITW open Thu. - Sat. from 11-9.
  • Patricia Evans: "Sincerities of Life"-Hand-drawn Architectural Drawings based on agrarian inspirations from vernacular historical farm buildings including piggeries, sheeperies, historic barns, and chapels. Also, exhibition series: "FACES Women Suffragists"-Classical realist life-size portrait drawings created by SUNY Broome students in Beginning Drawing/ART 115 taught by Associate Professor/Artist Patricia Evans: Exploring notable iconic Suffragists throughout history rendered in charcoal, pencil, and mixed media, and part of the Sincerities of Life Series. Both exhibits held at Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.) thru Mar. 28, 2018. (Mar. 2 First Friday opening reception, 6-9 PM, exhibit on view M-F, 11-5.)

Additional top First Friday highlights:

  • Angela Cook and her guests: Patti Schwartz-Photography, Bob Alan Bricks-Artwork, Brooklyn Heights Healing Help-Various Healing Techniques, Jemma Paventi and Angela Cook-Simple Card Reads (Tarot) at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.).
  • Brian Wark: "#2A: The Right to Bear Arms"-Photography (Mar. 2 thru May 2, 2018) at Bundy Museum and Binghamton Photo, 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton). More info:
  • "The Amalfi Coast" photo slide show by Damien Sotohp at Chatterbox Cafe (21 Main St.) on Mar. 2 First Friday from 6-9 PM.
  • "FACES"-Drawings of Suffragettes and Holocaust Victims with biographies of each by SUNY Broome Art Dept. students (Thru Apr. 2018) at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
  • "Suffragists' FACES"-Series of Classical realist, life-size portrait drawings in graphite, charcoal & mixed media on paper by SUNY Broome Art & Design students on display at Christ Church (10 Henry St.) in the Great Hall (Only on Mar. 2, 2018, 6-9 PM) at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). In the church, SUNY Broome Voice Students performing a varied program of musical theater and classical selections from 6:30-8:30 PM. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.
  • Also:

    • NYS Folklore Society's presentation at American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.) from 6-8 PM.
    • EARLY ON Chamber Music Ensemble featuring Christina Taylor, soprano, plus recorder, guitar and cello at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.) from 7:30-8 PM.
    • Maine-Endwell High School Student Art Show (Thru Mar. 2018) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.) with Meet-the-Artists in the Lounge, 6-9 PM. Music: The Dude & The Damned, energetic acoustic music, 9 PM-12/Midnight. (Cafe open on First Friday until 10 PM; Lounge to 1 AM.)
    • Atomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row): "Carousel: The Covers Show"-A look back at half a decade of free arts and culture press in the Triple Cities; exhibit on Mar. 2 from 6-9 PM.

    Other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on March 2:

    • Uncorked Creations (205 State St., Artists' Row): Now open, Binghamton's first speakeasy, 205 Dry, featuring Prohibition cocktails, extensive selection of beer and whiskey, at Uncorked Creations 1st Fl. Uncorked Creations' Ceramics Studio (2nd Fl.) and Wine Loft (3rd Fl.) open during First Friday.
    • Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.): Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, 6-9 PM and 30% off everything on the walls.
    • The Shop (219 Washington St.): "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; "We <3 Graffiti," photos on canvas, and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. (New menu items and happy hour, 5-7 PM with $1 off beer, wine & sparklers.)
    • Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton's original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant, including several by Binghamton artist Armondo Dellasanta. (Open until 10 PM every Friday. Also, The Shop at Little Venice: Italian Specialty Foods, Gifts & Little Venice Favorites.)

    At The ART Building (61 Prospect St., off Lewis St.): Open house every First Friday at Vishnu's Couch Yoga Studio on 4th Fl. with classes daily (Contact/Vishnu's, 607.232.0410). Also, The ART Building is currently seeking proposals for the arts-related use of 2200 sq. ft. storefront and former theater space; contact Maggie Martin at 607.621.7247 or EM at The ART Building is solar-powered building with an electric car charger.

    Those First Friday venues open March 2 from 6-9 PM with event details, TBA:

    • Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row), Community Options New York, Inc. (182-84 State St., Artists' Row), Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., on Riverwalk), Imagicka (39 Court St.), and Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): Open Mar. 2, 11 AM-9 PM.
    • Also on First Friday at Burger Mondays (23 Henry St.): Art Exhibit Preview (February-March): E.B. Schott: "Indigo"-Contemporary Abstract Expression with multi-media incorporating oils, acrylics and encaustic, inspired and aided by nature, that embodies the life color of the Indigo. This show opens on Apr. 6 First Friday. Artist website:; on Facebook: E.B.Schott; Instagram: ebschottcontemporary.

YEAR OF 2018


JANUARY 5 22 Venues
FEBRUARY 2 22 Venues
MARCH 2 23 Venues
MAY 4  
JULY 6  

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 Jesse Wheeler (GWSA Chair at Davidson Fox & Co.,, or online: