First Friday Venues

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

Diverse art exhibits including national and regional artists, fine jewelry designers, Latin Night, singer/songwriter performances, and more, highlight Binghamton's November 2 First Friday
Art Walk from 6-9 PM with 25 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side.

  • - Judy Salton and MaryRose: "Women as Voices for Change" - Portraits of the women of the Binghamton Speakers Bureau, part of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, plus Karissa Salton (their granddaughter), "Women as Forces of Nature" - Photo Collages (Nov. 2-24, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Lisa Iannello: "Rural Landscapes" - New Acrylic Paintings (Thru Nov. 2018), at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Charlotte B. Heath: "Avian Architecture" (Thru Nov. 10, 2018) - Exploring the gathered materials and intimate dwellings of birds as composed by the artist and painter at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row) with a closing reception on 11/2 from 6-9 PM.
  • - Albert White: "Small Works Big Wonders" (Thru Dec. 4, 2018) at The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.) with Opening Reception 11/2, 6-9 PM. In the Bundy Museum's 2nd Fl. Gallery: "Everyday Indigenous Life Matter(s) in Binghamton, NY, 15,000 BCE to 2018" - Unpacking objects from Binghamton's indigenous communities past and present and, in honor of Native November and in coordination with the Public Archaeology Facility/PAF (Thru Jan. 28, 2019).
  • - "Seeds of Time: Binghamton at the 1893 World's Fair" (Thru Dec. 28, 2018) at Gallery 131 (131 Main St., next to Bundy Museum). [RE this exhibit: "The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago was a spectacular showcase of American artistry, scientific accomplishments, invention and innovation. The World's Fair opened the door to the future, and schools and businesses representing Binghamton sent their best work to display, reflecting Binghamton's values and aspirations for the future. Also, this exhibit commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Fair.]
  • - Kelly Slocum: Recent Works (Thru Dec. 2018) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.) with Opening Reception, 6:30-8:30 PM, and an Artist's Talk at 7 PM.
  • - Christian Fish: "Kawsay (It means life)" - Photography (Thru Nov. 2018) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.). [From Christian: "Photography saved my life and showed me a side of the world that I never knew existed. I look to tell Mother Nature's stories with every photo."] Also, music in the Lounge, 9 PM: The Groovy Boys, all student Funk/Jazz band performing mainly originals. (No cover, 21+; cafe open 11/2 until 10 PM; M-Sat., 11:30-10; lounge until 1 AM.)
  • - "The Art of Bob Alan Bricks" - Experimental Art: Evolving, spontaneous and about channeling creative energies (Thru Nov. 2018) at Whole in the Wall restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). [Bob Alan Bricks also has an additional art exhibit (Thru Dec. 2018) at Burger Mondays (23 Henry St.).]
  • - Tom Besom and Meg Reynolds: Art Pieces Based in Biological and Cultural Anthropology (Thru Nov. 2018) at Broome County Arts Council's ARTISAN Gallery (95 Court St.). Also on 11/2 First Friday, lecture: "Anthropological Art of Ancient Civilizations featuring Dr. Rolf Quam from Binghamton University. Also, grand opening of ARTISAN Gallery during 11/2 First Friday, 6-9 PM.
  • - Jewelry by Alexis Bittar at The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St. in Kilmer Bldg.).
  • - "Art in Many Ways" - Art & Poetry by Richard Chupp (Thru Dec., 2018), artist/poet living with memory loss from three brain surgeries who finds solace in his art & writing, at Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Anne Kuhnan: "Watercolor Wonders: A Journey Through Watercolors" - Paintings at Christ Church (10 Henry St.). Also, in the Sanctuary: Endicott Performing Arts Center/EPAC Repertory Co. performing songs from EPAC's upcoming production of "Annie" with performance times at 6 and 7 PM.
  • - Ramona Lena Kacyvenski: "Love Given"* - An exhibit of 40 years of handmade greeting cards at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.). (*Only on 11/2/18, 6-9 PM.)
  • - Artist Merry Turgeon at Imagicka (39 Court St.), plus Tarot during First Friday, 6-9 PM.
  • - "Era of Change" - New Exhibition: Spanning American history from 1910-1930, when America experienced dramatic changes which are affecting the U.S. today, at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.). (Open Fridays, 12-9 PM; $4 admission, 5-9 PM, which includes free Planetarium show at 7 PM.
  • -David Francisco will be the presenter at Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists' Row).

  • - Latin Night at 6 PM, featuring the culture, music, history and food of Latin America at American Civic Association (131 Front St.). Admission; more info, 723.9419.
  • - Binghamton Live Songwriters Series, featuring local and regional singer/songwriters, hosted by John Kanaz, atAtomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row) : Original music performances, outside, 5:30-8 PM; inside Atomic Tom's, 8:30-11 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.
  • - Display, "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman, "We <3 Graffiti," photos on canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran at The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theatre). Happy hour from 5-7 PM: $1 off all beer, wine, and sparklers.
  • - Pat Raube, singer/songwriter performing and 30% off the walls at Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.), from 6-9 PM.
  • - First Friday 3-course dinner special* at Despina's Mediterranean Taste (20 Hawley St., corner/State), 5-9 PM: $15 plus free glass of Hemp wine (Sovereign Vines). (*Choose from: Pastitsio/Greek lasagna, Mousaka with eggplant, or Greek spaghetti with grilled shrimp or chicken. Reservations, 235.2406.)
  • - Live Music by Avery, Frick & Lord band, 8-11 PM, playing mostly classic rock covers, at Chenango Stage (213 Chenango St., corner Prospect Ave., next to Grassroots Xpress Cafe & Coffee Shop. Parking lots across the street and one gated next to cafe.). Admission, $5. (Doors open at 7:30 PM.) [FYI: Venue page: Stage. Also, more info on event:]

  • Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists' Row)
  • Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St.)
  • Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.)
  • Healing Elements Spa & Salon (222 Water St., 3rd Fl., rear entrance, Lost Dog Cafe Bldg.)

There are NO trolley tours or rides during the 11/2 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
OCTOBER 5 25 Venues
NOVEMBER 2 25 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,