On Friday, November 3rd, 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:


Grand Opening: And Dim Sum
305 Brook Road / 4-10PM

Located at 305 Brook Road, And Dim Sum will offer small bites starting at $6 to large dishes for $18 with offerings like crystal shrimp and grits dumplings and shrimp cheung fun noodle rolls and a cocktail menu featuring fun drinks like the Midoriyama melon sour and Bo Lo daiquiri!

Grand Opening: The Basement
300 E. Broad Street / 5-11PM / FREE

Explore the massive redecoration of the space, stay for a Burlesque show, enjoy the drink specials, and meet the new team!


Urban Hang Suite Anniversary Block Party
the corner of 3rd & Broad Street / 5-9PM / FREE

Enjoy live art by The Art Seen, live DJ and music by DJ Lonnie B, fun for the kids by Code VA, a food pop-up by The Drop-Off Chef and more!

Inlight by 1708 Gallery in the Richmond Arts District
Friday, November 3rd & Saturday, November 4th / 7-11PM / FREE

Curated by Dr. Tiffany E. Barber and Ra-Twoine Fields, Reflection and Refraction honors InLight’s past, present and future as a contemporary art exhibition of site-specific, multimedia works in public spaces. Reflection and Refraction brings InLight home to 1708 Gallery and the surrounding businesses to consider the way the neighborhood has changed and to highlight how art continues to activate and animate one of Richmond’s main arteries and thriving areas – downtown Broad Street.

CNTR’s 1 Year Anniversary
318 W. Broad Street / 6-11PM / FREE

Join CNTR in celebrating its one year anniversary of creating a space for community and creativity in the Richmond Arts District and celebrating the 35th birthday of CNTR’s founder, Will Keck. This event will feature live musical performances, a tattoo flash sale, and more! This event is supporting The Crystal Bennett Foundation of America.


  • Salebration and Closing Receptions featuring live music, live painting & more at Anne’s Visual Art Studio & Gallery / 6-9PM / FREE
  • Famous Duo: The Art of Art at Black Iris Gallery / Opens at 6PM / FREE
  • “Conjuring the Composition” Opening at Candela Books + Gallery / 5-8:30PM / FREE
  • New Ways to Scare Children at Gallery5 / Opens at 5PM / FREE
  • Another Likely Story by D. Jack Solomon at Ada Gallery / 5-8PM / FREE
  • Even Dust Becomes a Sparkle by Candle Object at FIELD Floral / 7-9:30PM / FREE
  • Indegena by Fasil Dawit at Buna Kurs Ethiopian Cafe / 6-9PM / FREE
  • New Works by Lobos and sounds by Southern Brothers at Supply RVA / 4-10PM / FREE
  • #TheArtistLife works by Dallas Roquemore at Atlas Gallery at Art180 / 5-8PM / FREE
  • Open Studio at Antennae Gallery / 6-11PM / FREE
  • ArchEx 2023 at Hanbury / 5-7PM / FREE
  • “Digital Region” Synthmalicious at Circle Thrift / Starts at 6PM / FREE


  • Live Music by Wine & Warpaint at Metro Sound & Music Co.  / 6-8PM / FREE
  • First Friday Concert: Tiara and Andrew at 101 E. Franklin Street (steps of the Main Library) / 6:30-9PM / FREE
  • First Friday in the Rabbit Hole at Vagabond / Doors at 9PM / FREE before 11PM

Markets & More!

  • RVA Moon Market (outside of Gallery5) / 5-10PM / FREE
  • Mob Job at Mob Studio / 6-8PM / FREE
  • Open Cultural Center at Elegba Folklore Society / Open late / FREE
  • Stella Luna Mystery Pop-up offering tarot readings, natal charts, human design readings & more at Rushing Blooms / 5-9PM / Sliding Scale $25-50′
  • PLF Pyro Circus outside of Gallery5 / 5-11PM / FREE
  • Taskmaster Live at Coalition Theater / 7:30PM / $10 ($5 with Student I.D.)
  • HOUSE SPECIAL at Coalition Theater / 9PM / $10 ($5 with Student I.D.)
  • Wine Tasting outside of Quirk Gallery / 5-8PM
  • Special Evening Hours at Capitol Vintage / 6-9PM
  • $10 Pole Sessions at Kinky Cardio / 7-9PM

Make sure to check out Manchester Manifest in Southside happening 5PM-12AM!