Richmond Arts District First Fridays

First Fridays in the Richmond Arts District: March 1st

On Friday, March 1st, First Fridays in the Richmond Arts District is back to celebrate the Richmond Arts District with happy hour specials, store and sidewalk sales, vendor markers, opening exhibits, live performances, community celebrations & more throughout the Arts District’s galleries, restaurants, and shops.

Explore the March First Friday events via our Google Map here. 


Welcome to the heart of Richmond.

Located along Historic Broad Street and including our neighbors in Historic Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, the Richmond Arts District is a colorful community where a variety of arts and cultural hotspots, galleries and entertainment venues call home. Bordered by the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, the Richmond Ballet and The Valentine museum, the Richmond Arts District invites an exploration of diverse and eclectic arts experiences. In between is a delightful myriad of restaurants, retailers and amenities. The Richmond Arts District is a unique destination for locals and visitors alike.

Art is business, and the Richmond Arts District is at the center of how our city moves. We serve residents, cultural organizations, galleries, retailers, restaurants and non-profits who call the Arts District home. The Richmond Arts District knits together an infrastructure of small businesses that facilitate an intersection of vibrant lifestyle choices.


The Downtown Neighborhood Association engages key stakeholders in support of neighborhood safety enhancements, supports beautification and cleanliness efforts and works with both businesses and residents to support and host events that highlight the community. Invest in living, working, playing and creating in the Richmond Arts District.

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