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We are home to the galleries, cultural institutions, renowned restaurants, independently-owned boutiques and shops. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) represents the residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the area and proudly presents the First Fridays Art Walk on the first Friday of every month and Broad Appétit, the city’s largest food festival, on the first Sunday in June.


Our mission is to retain and expand the residential and business base, improve the appearance and perception of our neighborhood, and to cooperate with other community resources and agencies to ensure an adequate voice and representation for those we serve.
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July First Friday is Here!

October 25th, 2019|RVA First Fridays Updates|

It may be hot enough to melt butter on the pavement, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy music, art, food & shopping tonight in the Arts District. Link to Map: [...]

August First Friday!

October 25th, 2019|RVA First Fridays Updates|

Get out and enjoy the Richmond Arts District - RAD tomorrow night! No trolley this month, but it will be back in September. Link to Map:  

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2 weeks ago

RVA First Fridays
please follow us on instagram for a thorough rollout of what’s going down for First Fridays in the Richmond Arts District - RAD and beyond (we barely use the fbook platform as it get less user-friendly for information sharing over time) :@rvafirstfridays@richmondartsdistrict ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

RVA First Fridays
Come on out tonight to the Richmond Arts District - RAD for RVA First Fridays! Thanks for the love Venture Richmond!RVA First Fridays are BACK!Make sure to show your support to our Richmond Arts District - RAD by visiting Broad Street tonight for a beautiful and fun night out of small business shopping, arts and culture and an array of programming and activities like:🖼 Gallery5 at 200 W. Marshall Street from 5-11PM with music from Classical Revolution RVA, Sweet Potatoes Music and Ben Butterworth starting at 7PM and their newest exhibit “FOOD” with work by Bizhan Khodabandeh, Katie McBride, Noah Scalin and more (a portion of their drink special “We’re all MAD here” will benefit MAD RVA)🖼 Quirk Gallery at 207 W. Broad Street from 5-8PM featuring works from Brad Birchett’s show “Ritual Function” in the Main Gallery🖼 1708 Gallery at 319 W. Broad Street from 1-9PM featuring “OPEN OFFICE.2” a collective project designed by Ashley Moody, Umber Majeed’s “Trans-Pakistan Zindabad (Facts about the Earth)” solo project on exhibit and a Monster Drawing Rally Artwork Giveaway 🖼 Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU at 601 W. Broad Street from 5-6:30PM at the ICA Shop there will be experiential lectures from Exodus: School of Expression, at 6PM, 7PM and 8PM the ICA Visitor Experience Team will lead guided exhibition tours and galleries and refreshments are available until 9PM🖼 68 Home at 5 W. Broad Street from 6-9PM with Kevin Sabo pop-up🖼 ART 180 at 114 W. Marshall Street from 6-9PM featuring the Edward Dean Robinson Artist Residency Exhibition and Open Studio with DJ Mike Kemetic🖼 Black Iris Gallery at 321 W. Broad Street from 5-9PM featuring “Fight or Flight,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Nils Westergard🖼 Chilalay at 212 W. Broad Street from 7-10PM featuring sounds by ERTHTONE, a new art showcase by FunkyB, a new Chilalay shirt release and more surprises with a First Friday After Party at SWITCH (13 W. Broad Street) from 10PM-2AM🖼 Ada Gallery at 228 W. Broad Street from 6-9PM featuring works from Jerstin Crosby’s upcoming exhibition, “Exit Skeleton”🖼 Copeland Studio at 16 W. Broad Street features an open studio at 6PM with pre-screening music from Solitary Confinement and a First Friday Screening of Babylon (1980) at 8:30PM🖼 The Collective at 318 W. Broad Street for a First Friday pop-up at 7PM featuring performances by OG Illa, Rah Scrilla, Duct Tape Jesus and more🖼 Visual Art Studio at 208 W. Broad Street from 6-9PM featuring works from Shaina Cilimberg and live music from Aurika🖼 Gallery 17 at The Mezzo Lofts at City Center from 6-8:30PM featuring Alan Condrey, Jill Ward and R Kaelber in the August Exhibit🖼 Gallery 23 at The Mezzo Lofts at City Center from 6-8:30PM featuring Shaylen Broughton in the August Exhibit🖼 Eden Airlines at 214 E. Grace Street from 6-10PM featuring Zone 10🖼 Candela Books + Gallery at 214 W. Broad Street featuring Unbound 10 ... See MoreSee Less
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