First Friday Venues

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

'Tis the season for celebrating the holidays, artsy style at Binghamton's next First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy several holiday and group art shows and many venues hosting holiday-themed events including music, original, repurposed and fine jewelry designs, book signing and readings, Italian rock violinist, late night comedy night and more at the December 7 First Friday Art Walk from 6-9 PM with 25 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side.

  • - Annual All Member Holiday Show (Thru Dec. 22, 2018): Find a unique & affordable 'gift of art'...from our Gallery & supporting members at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row). (Holiday Show Artists' Reception Gala on Thu., Dec. 6, 6-8 PM.)
  • - Lisa Iannello: "Rural Landscapes"-New Acrylic Paintings at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row). Plus Holiday Show showcasing artists: Fern P. Lynn and Mud & Fire-Pottery | Anthony Locane- Woven Digital Art | Small Gems: Small Art Pieces from Louise Burke (Thru Jan. 2019).
  • - ABFA 15 Year Anniversary: Group Exhibition (Thru Jan. 26, 2019) featuring new works by Steve Carver, Wayne Claypatch, Stephen Fox, Joseph Mayernik, Nadine Robbins, Peter Roth and Seth Tane at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - "COUNTRY Style-The Rural Architecture of Broome and Tioga County": Showcasing the rural built-environment of the Southern Tier at Broome County Arts Council's ARTISAN Gallery (95 Court St.). All photos in this exhibit, sponsored by PAST/Preservation Association of So.Tier, taken in 2018, include an element of our built environment (dairy barns, silos, stone fences, country churches & family cemeteries, hidden monuments to abandoned homesteads). Photo contest has three age groups (Adult, 14-18 years, 13 and under) with prizes awarded in each age group for each county.
  • - "The Art of Pop Culture" by Eric Maruscak (Thru Jan. 1, 2019) at The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.) with Opening Reception 12/7, 6-9 PM. In the Bundy Museum's 2nd Fl. Gallery: "Rivers of Relations: Indigenous Binghamton": Interactive art, culture & history exhibition highlighting local indigenous life, past, present & future (Thru Jan. 28, 2019).
  • - "#No Filter": Photography by Marc Newton-Fragmented landscape images from various National and State parks across the U.S. from the lens of a Smartphone (Thru Jan. 29, 2019). [Artist website: marcnewtonphotography. com/nofilter/]
  • - Teresa Arcodia (from Vestal): Paintings-Acrylic on Canvas (Thru Dec. 2018) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.) with Gala Opening Reception and Meet-the-Artist in Lost Dog Lounge from 6-9 PM. [View Teresa's work online at: etsy. com/shop/teresaarcodia.] In the Lounge, 9 PM-12 AM: Music by KidBess and The Magic Ring, a syncopated & driving wave with haunting poetic vocals reinforced with infectious grooves & harmonics. (Cafe open M-Sat., 11:30-10; lounge until 1 AM.)
  • - Ilona Strong: Winter-themed Paintings-Oils and Watercolors (Thru Jan. 2019) at Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.).
  • - Kelly Slocum Honsinger, Watercolorist: Recent Works (Thru Dec. 2018) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
  • - Collection of Hand-Crafted Jewelry by Art by Any Means at The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in Kilmer Bldg.).
  • - Sherrie Stebbins (owner of The Blue Egg): "Casse, perfecting imperfection"-A collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry made from found objects, broken vintage baubles and charms at Laveggio Roasteria (178 State St., Artists' Row). [Each piece an original work of art featuring Sterling charms, oxidized religious medals, and porcelain doll parts.]

  • - Italian rock violinist Andrea DiCesare and DJ Kyra performing a free concert* at University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from Arena) at 7:15 PM, followed by Meet-the-Artists and CD signing. Before their concert, there's an Italian-themed Open Mic at 6 with performances by BU students, faculty, community members. [*Presented by Binghamton University's Romance Languages Dept. & Harpur College Dean's Office.]
  • - The Trinity Ringers, holiday favorites on handbells and chimes at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.) from 7:30-8 PM.
  • - Author Douglas Sotak: "Dooglah Volume 1, My Life After Heaven*"-Book Signing and Past Lives Discussion at Imagicka (39 Court St.). [*Autobiographical Fiction and includes mythology, legend, current affairs, reincarnation, soul purpose...all within a poignant, oft time, hysterically funny setting.]
  • - DeAnne Smith w/s/g The Greys & Gillian Pizzuto on First Friday, hosted by Kevin Black at Atomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row) at 9 PM. Tickets, $20; purchase online at:

  • Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists' Row);
  • Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St.); Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.);
  • Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St.);
  • The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theatre);
  • Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.);
  • Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.);
  • Roberson Museum (30 Front St.);
  • Despina's Mediterranean Taste (20 Hawley St., corner/State);
  • Christ Church (10 Henry St.);
  • and Gallery 131 (131 Main St., next to Bundy Museum).
  • Additionally, there's the Parlor City trolley and tours by PAST from 6-8 PM with free guided tours at 6 and 7 PM, departing from the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.). Riders can get on/off at any time as the trolley circulates along a designated route in downtown Binghamton.

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
OCTOBER 5 25 Venues
NOVEMBER 2 25 Venues
DECEMBER 7 25 Venues

First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored by M&T Bank, with 25 venue locations open December 7 from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. Also, some venues will be open during Second Saturday, December 8; call individual locations for hours. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info on December 7 First Friday Art Walk, contact Chris Bodnarczuk (GWSA Chair at,, or online at: