First Fridays Downtown

Event created by Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, Arts Council of the Valley

First Fridays Downtown (FFDT) started as a partnership between Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. Envisioned as an expansion of the biannual downtown Art and Gallery Walk, FFDT serves to gather community members and businesses each first Friday evening of every month in support of the downtown art and cultural district in Harrisonburg.

FFDT began with 15 retail shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums exhibiting artwork monthly from April through October. Now, FFDT is coordinated solely by ACV and is a full-year community event, including over 30 participating venues and bringing hundreds of people downtown each first Friday.


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