{Buzzlet} First Fridays

Posted on March 4, 2011 by


When a new month rolls around, that means one thing in the Cville art community: First Fridays. Cville Niche is here to be the online resource needed.

Let us guide you with our virtual roadmap, from Downtown galleries to Uptown gems just a short drive away.

The journey begins at 5pm…

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Thanks to all the Galleries for submitting information!



Warm Springs Gallery

Asymmetry and Abstraction: The Art of Joseph Holston

Featured Artist: Joseph Holston
Opening Reception: 5-8pm
Light refreshments will be served.

The Warm Springs Gallery at Charlottesville is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings,

serigraphs, and etchings by Washington, D.C. artist Joseph Holston.

Holston’s signature cubist-abstractionist style and subject matter are grounded in the works of the Harlem Renaissance.

Holston’s work will be on exhibit from March 1-March 31.


105 Third Street NE


Wednesday-Thursday 11-5, Friday-Saturday 11-7,

Sunday 11-3


Chroma Project Art Laboratory

Anthology: 1000 Words X 4, A WORLD OF 3-D!, and In Defense of Ophelia

Featured Artists: Kris Iden, Foon Sham, Robert Strini,
Millicent Young, Maureen Lovett, Alison Bushor
Minimal snacks {“It’s about the art.”}.Chroma Projects is presenting three separate shows that draw material in varying ways from literary forms.
– Front Gallery: a four person show that riffs off poetry, philosophy, autobiography and the dictionary.
– Passage Gallery: a series of works that borrow imagery and hyperbole from vintage advertisements.
– Black Box: a photography show curated by UVA Art History student and Chroma Intern, Callie Herod.Chroma invites guests to discover all the different studios and showrooms hidden behind and below the Front Gallery.”We have designed the environment throughout the many smaller exhibition spaces to make visitors feel comfortable with new ideas and means of expression.”

418 East Main, on the Downtown Mall


Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm


Skylight Studios

Within a Shell

Featured Artist: Annie D.
Live music by Lydia Ooghe
Reception from 5-9pm
Light refreshments will be served.

Annie D‘s new collection of Silversauce, “Within a Shell,” attempts to exemplify the process of Silversauce, a technique of changing a solid piece of silver by controlling it’s melting point and creating a liquid “shell.” Her custom made pieces are instant personal treasures, meant to “engage the observer with their own inner expression.”

Cville native Lydia Ooghe has returned from her music adventures in New York, and currently writes and plays in Richmond. Her band Lux Vacancy, which includes Wells Hanley on keys and Trey Pollard on pedal steel, released their debut EP “Love That Glow” in 2010.

108 2nd Street NW, between Market Street and the Downtown Mall


Monday closed, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
Open when artists working!

Felinni’s #9

Travel Through Ireland

Featured Artist: Andrew Clark
Artist’s reception 5:30-7pm
Jazz piano from 6-9pm
Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In this installment of “Art @ the #9,” not unlike past First Fridays at Fellini’s, art and music is paired and celebrated.
To honor the upcoming St. Patty’s Day celebration, Andrew Clark will display photographic images from his travels to Ireland and other places.

Exhibit will be on display from March 4 – March 29.


200 West Market Street, on the corner of West Market and 2nd Street NW


Lunch: by reservation of 10 or more

Dinner: 5-10pm, Monday-Sunday

Sunday Brunch: 11-3pm

Open late night.

Second Street Gallery

Robin Rose “Crescendo” and Light House Studio “Video as Art”

Featured Artists: Robin Rose and Light House Studio

Open to public: 6 pm /// Artist talk at 6:30 pm.

Catered food and wine will be provided.

Robin Rose’s “Crescendo” addresses the mythical and mystical subtext of popular music culture. Rose’s “sculptures” use and subvert the technology of rock music such as speakers, amplifiers, and instruments themselves. The Installation will also include four new paintings. Located in the Main Gallery.

Lighthouse Studio

students Caroline Bruce, Elisha Courts, Marco Duran, and Joachim Pfefferkom present “Video as Art,” the result of their 8-week workshop. Located in the Dové Gallery.


115 2nd Street SE, on the corner of Water Street and 2nd Street SE (next to Live Arts)


Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm


Salt Where the Sugar Should Be

Featured Artist: Nalani Williams

Reception: 6-8pm

Coffee (of course!) and sweets are always available at Mudhouse.

This collection of drawings, paintings, and photographs

by Nalani Williams attempts to capture the grace of imperfection and the imperfection of grace.

Exhibition runs from March 1 – March 28.


213 West Main Street, on the Downtown Mall


Monday-Thursday 7-10, Friday-Saturday 7-11, Sunday 7-7

Look out for Mudhouse’s LIVE music at First Fridays starting in May! 


Off the Mall…

New City Arts


Featured Artist: VOCAL
Opening Reception: 5-7pm
Food and drinks will be provided by Feast! and fromBlenheim Vineyards.

In partnership with NPR, WVTF, and Radio IQ, the New City Arts Initiative invites you to “Firewalkers,” a project on telling, or rather re-telling, the story of those who have suffered from a mental health crisis and the personal transformation that followed. The exhibition will be at the gallery throughout March.
VOCAL is a nonprofit mental health community, support network, social change movement, and self-help education program. {VOCAL would like to thank the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and BAMA works for making this project possible.}

“In light of Charlottesville’s Festival of the Book in March, New City Arts hopes that this exhibit will fit nicely with all the local, literary buzz we eagerly anticipate.”

216 West Water Street, across from Eloise


To see the exhibit by appointment, contact Maureen at artsdirector@newcityarts.org.

The Garage

Poem for Nobody

Featured Artist: Undergraduate painting and sculpture programs at Virginia Commonwealth University
Stumble upon this venue from 5-8pm
Refreshments will be served.


Students from the Undergraduate painting and sculpture programs at Virginia Commonwealth

University present new works that look to investigate the relationships between perception and memory,

the romantic and ordinary, identity and ambiguity, and these themes collective portrayal in the illusion of art mediums.


“{The Garage} value{s} community, creativity, collaboration, and accessibility. We love the paradox of the Garage’s intimacy and yet strange publicness.”


1st Street, across from Lee Park

No regular walk-in hours. See calendar for open door hours and events.

Les Yeux du Monde

John Borden Evans: New Paintings

Featured Artist: John Borden Evans
Opening reception: Friday, March 11, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Wine and cheese will be served.
we are having the opening reception with the artist on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
There will also be an artist’s talk on Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m.”

841 Wolf Trap Road


Thursday-Sunday 1-5pm

Sycamore Gallery


Featured Artist: Kevin Orlosky
Reception at 5pm
Coffee and snacks will be served.

The featured artist is Kevin Orlosky with his series “Absurnatural.”  In addition, there are paintings by Caroline Capps, pottery by Nan Rothwell, turned wooden bowls by Nathan Hawkes, and furniture by gallery owner Todd Leback.

608 Preston Avenue, Unit 4


Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm, weekends by appointment or chance.

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative

These Things I Do

Featured Artist: Dave Moore Opening Reception: 6-8pm A’Pimento Catering will be served.
This show contains new Dave Moore paintings from the last 14 months,
along with mixed media work, sculpture maquettes, home design models and
cigar box art galleries. It is a cohesive culling of diverse interests; a comprehensive
showing of the various ways art manifests itself in Moore’s life.

Exhibition runs from March 4 – March 26.
“All works are for sale. Come and get em!”


209 Monticello Road, tucked at the end of Belmont Bridge


Wednesday- Saturday 12-3pm