First Friday Venues

Highlights of Binghamton's Next First Friday Art Walk-APRIL 6

Binghamton's next First Friday Art Walk on April 6, 6-9 PM includes fine art shows, contemporary abstract expression, drawings honoring Holocaust victims, historic exhibits marking milestones for two local organizations, American Indian arts and storytelling, two new venues, and more at the 23 venue locations open from 6-9 PM, downtown, west side, and south side.

Top gallery and art shows include:

  • Bill Pesce: "Sunday Paintings" and Bev McLean: "The Collector's Collection"-Mini prints and other paintings from the late McLean's collection (Thru Apr. 28, 2018) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row). [Also, beginning this First Friday, the Cooperative Gallery will feature tastes of two recipes from the gallery's book, "Artists in the Kitchen" at their debut "Take a Taste Table" featuring Betsy Jo Williams' "Mrs. Z's 'Pick Me Up' Blueberry Cake" and Kathryn M. Niles' "Caprese Salad." First come, first served; limited quantities starting at 6 PM. Cookbooks will be on sale.]
  • Thomas LaBarbera: "Contemporary in Camera Art"-Vibrant flowing qualities of color and movement (Thru Apr. 28, 2018) at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • Gallery Group Show: Works from ABFA (Thru Apr. 2018) at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row).
  • David Hull: "Variety Show"-Acrylic Paintings at The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St., 3rd Fl. Gallery). In Museum's 2nd fl. Gallery: "YWCA in Binghamton: 125 Years of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women" (Both thru May 2, 2018).
  • "Shot Through the Heart"-Submissions from Binghamton Photo's Instagram Contest and Customer Highlights (Thru May 2, 2018) at Binghamton Photo, 1st Fl. Gallery (32 Cedar St., Binghamton).
  • "A Century of Giving Back and Driving Change: The United Way of Broome County"-Exhibiting 100 years of United Way's contributions to the BC community (Thru May 2, 2018) at Bundy Museum's Gallery 131 (131 Main St.).
  • E.B. Schott: Two art exhibits: 1) "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 at Burger Mondays Bar & Grille (23 Henry St.) with Apr. 6 opening reception, 6-9 PM. [Artist website:; on Facebook: E.B.Schott; Instagram: ebschottcontemporary.] 2) "Hole in the Heart"-Channeling the Zeitgeist of our times (Thru Apr. 2018) at Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.).
  • "Carousel: The Covers Show"-A look back at half a decade of free arts and culture press in the Triple Cities at Atomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row).
  • "FACES"-Drawings of Holocaust Victims with biographies of each by SUNY Broome Art Dept. students of Associate Professor Patricia Evans (Thru Apr. 2018) at Five Riverside Gallery (5 Riverside Dr.). An Artist's Talk with Patricia Evans, rescheduled from Mar. 2, held at 6:30 PM.

At the two new First Friday venues:

  • Heather Esposito: "Headshot Pop-Up"-Fun, quickie headshots and on the spot proofing and image selection for $25 on 4/6, 6-9 PM at Heather Esposito Photography (34 Chenango St., Suite 208). Includes 1 digital image with release and perfect for updating linked-in, social media and websites!
  • Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists' Row): Grand Opening 6-9 PM) and 3rd Anniversary of Memory Maker Project featuring paintings by local artists in the Southern Tier living with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss.

Also, there's two student shows:

  • Broome County High School Students in Emerging Artists Competition (Thru Apr. 2018) at Broome Co. Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.). (Apr. 6 First Friday awards ceremony in five categories: Composition, line & color, originality, use of media & level of difficulty, plus Best of Show, and opening reception, 6-9 PM, exhibit on view M-F, 11-5.)
  • Broome County Urban League Art Expo at Christ Church (10 Henry St., Binghamton) in the Great Hall (Only Apr. 6, 2018, 6-9 PM).

Additional top First Friday highlights:

  • American Indian Storytelling and Arts by Albert White at American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.) from 6-8 PM, featuring American Indian culture, art, activities, storytelling, and a cappella sing-alongs. Suggested donation, $5; light refreshments served.
  • CANDLECHANT sung by the Trinity Men's Choir at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.) from 7:30-8 PM.

Other venue locations hosting a First Friday event on April 6:

  • Community Options (182-184 State St., Artists' Row): David Francisco and Bill Brandenburg: Mixed Media artwork on exhibit (Only 4/6 First Friday, 6-9 PM).
  • Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley & Court St.): Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, 6-9 PM and 30% off 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.)
  • Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Architectural Tours of the Mansion at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 PM. Free admission 1st and 2nd floors of Mansion. Also, on display: Woodworking tools from Orville Ronk, master craftsman of the Phelps Mansion.
  • 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.)
  • Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): Open Apr. 6, 11 AM-9 PM.
  • Chatterbox Cafe (21 Main St.): First Friday Food and Bar Specials.
  • Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St.): Featured Artist/Exhibit, TBA. Music in the Lounge: The Mudlarks, performing Jazz and Funk with strong rock, metal, rap, ska & reggae influences from 9 PM-12 Midnight. No cover.

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.

YEAR OF 2018


JANUARY 5 22 Venues
FEBRUARY 2 22 Venues
MARCH 2 23 Venues
APRIL 6 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: