On Friday, December 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 markets, opening exhibits, live performances, community celebrations & more throughout the Arts District’s galleries, restaurants, and shops.

Here are just a few of the events you’ll find at First Fridays in the Richmond Arts District:


One Year Anniversary at Supply 

Food truck by Arroz RVA, more details to come!


  • Krampusnacht with The Embalmers and GirlSpit at Gallery5 / 5-11PM
  • Art’s Fantastic Four Art Show at Black Iris / Starts at 5PM
  • The Art Is Life by Dallas Roquemore at ART 180 / 5-8PM
  • Holiday Sweater Party with ART2go at Anne’s Visual Art Studio & Gallery / 6-9PM
  • Exterfaces: Wood, Electronics and Light by Will Mullany at Circle Thrift & Art Space / Starts at 6PM
  • The Hero’s Journey by McLean Fletcher art exhibition at The Basement / 5-11PM
  • Untitled Dazzle and Open Studio by Beto Hopper at Acute Gallery (215 W. Clay Street) / 6-11PM
  • Many Moons at 1708 Gallery / Open until 9PM
  • Open Studio and Antennae Magazine Release at Antennae Gallery / 6-11PM


  • Music One Stop Shop: Porsha Denise at RVA Main Library (101 E. Franklin Street) with FREE hot cocoa and cookies, Holiday Karaoke & more / 6:30-9PM
  • Fleetwood Macked at Ember Music Hall / 8PM / $28
  • Winterfest Open Mic and Ugly Sweater Party at CNTR / 6-10PM

Markets & More!

  • First Friday Christmas Vendor Fair and Toy Drive at Kinky Cardio / 6-10PM
  • Wine Tasting / 5-8PM / Tree Lighting / 7PM / Gallery / Open Until 8PM at Quirk Gallery
  • Karaoke and Home for the Holidays Gift Drive at Club House (304 W. Broad Street) / 6-10PM
  • Open Cultural Center at Elegba Folklore Society / Open late / FREE
  • Final Projects and Community Questions at mOb studiO / 6-8PM
  • Horror, Erotica, and Death at the UDC with Cara Bendetto at the ICA at VCU / 5-7PM
  • First Fridays in the Rabbit Hole at Vagabond / Doors at 9PM, FREE before 11PM
  • First Friday Improv Sampler at Coalition Theater / 7:30PM / Pay What You Can