First Friday Venues

Highlights of Binghamton's Next First Friday Art Walk - FEBRUARY 1

Highlights at Binghamton's February 1 First Friday Art Walk from 6-9 PM with 21 venue locations downtown, west side, and south side, include art exhibits:

  • - Joanne Thorne Arnold: "Into the Presence" - Installation; theme: 'The nature that surrounds us featuring wildlife including animals seen on daily walks around Cutler Pond' (Feb. 1-23, 2019) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row). Artist reception on Thu., Jan. 31, from 6-8 PM; gallery open 2/1, 3-9 PM.
  • - Richard B. Henry: "Moments in Time" - Landscapes in oils and watercolors (Thru Mar. 30, 2019), at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Warner K. Varno from Auburn, NY: "Anatomy of Hope" - A Collection of Large Mixed Media Paintings (Feb. 1-28, 2019) at ARTISAN Gallery (95 Court St.), sponsored by M&T Bank and part of the Broome County Arts Council. [Artist's Statement: "From a moment of deep compassion for the people of Japan during the 2011 Tsunami and earthquake, to the 2016 U.S. election, to here and now in 2019, Warner, like many artists, feels a pressing desire, even necessity to create artwork that adds beauty, even joy to our lives while acknowledging and even celebrating the struggle that all living grapple with in the face of change."]
  • - Kathleen Yonkin: "11x14: A Collection of Paintings" (Thru Feb. 26, 2019) at The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.) with Opening Reception 2/1, 6-9 PM. [Artist's Statement: "11x14 is a size that makes up this entire show. The whole idea behind this exhibition is to have a collection of just acrylic paintings that were created over the past year. This collection shows my growth and development as an artist ...I drew my inspiration from the things that I enjoy, the people that I met, and the places that I have went to and places that I have dreamed of going." - Kathleen Yonkin.]
  • - Nolan Majka: "Nature Interface" - Photography (Thru Apr. 2, 2019) at Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St., adjacent to Bundy Museum) with Opening Reception 2/1, 6-9 PM.
  • - Dr. Mark Epstein: Photos of Recent Travels to Egypt, Africa, Israel, and the American Southwest (Thru Feb. 2019) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
  • - Dan Simonds: "Digital Art of the Southern Tier: A Photo-Paint Collection" (Thru Mar. 2019) at Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). [Dan Simonds also has his photography on exhibit at Peterson's Tavern and Nezuntoz, Binghamton. Artist website:]
  • - The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel: "Unmasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks" - Presentation of 36 masks to describe the changes and challenges that come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis (Thru Feb., 2019) at Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Bob Alan Bricks/BAB: "Assorted Noble Savages" - Art and Performance, featuring dance, poetry, costume, and character at The Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) for a unique live art experience. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and be part of this experiment in spontaneous art making.
  • - Ned Weisman: Photography (Thru Feb. 2019) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.). Music in the Lost Dog Lounge, 9 PM-12/Midnight: The Dude and The Damned, not your traditional acoustic act... a trio to amaze and amuse with sweet melodies and crazy riffs.

  • - Asian Pacific Lantern Night at 6-8 PM, featuring an evening of elegance, non-stop entertainment coupled with food and soft drinks at American Civic Association (131 Front St.). Admission; more info, 723.9419.
  • - CANDLECHANT from 7:30-8 PM at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.). - Cupid's Chase Fundraiser featuring vendor Lularoe at Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists' Row).

  • "Era of Change" Exhibition: Spanning American history from 1910-1930 at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.) in the Sears Harkness Gallery, 2nd Fl. $4 admission on First Fridays from 5-9 PM and includes a Planetarium show at 6 or 7 PM.
  • "Rivers of Relations: Indigenous Binghamton": Interactive art, culture & history exhibition highlighting local indigenous life, past, present & future (Thru Mar. 2019) in the Bundy Museum's 2nd Fl. Gallery.
  • "Seeds of Time: Binghamton at the 1893 World's Fair" (Thru Mar. 2019) at Gallery 131 (131 Main St., next to Bundy Museum). Binghamton's "Original Art Gallery" with over 150 signed original paintings including those by local artist Armondo Dellasanta at Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.).
  • 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.)
  • Also, there's Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing, 6-9 PM, and 30% off the walls at Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.), from 6-9 PM.

  • TBA: Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row); Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St.); and Imagicka (39 Court St.).
  • Additionally on 2/1 First Friday, there will be a special event at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church (37 Fayette St., corner Court St., Binghamton), sponsored by the church's Men's Club, a Holy Rosary at 5:30 PM to honor longtime St. Mary's parishioner, Tony Putano. Afterwards, they will have light refreshments in the church's basement. Open to the public.
YEAR OF 2019


JANUARY 4 16 Venues
FEBRUARY 1 21 Venues

First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored by M&T Bank, with 16 venue locations open January 4 from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info on January 4 First Friday Art Walk, contact Chris Bodnarczuk (GWSA chair) at, or online at: The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.