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First Friday - Citywide Gallery Night in Rochester, NY

First Friday

is a monthly citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, NY. This initiative showcases area artists and arts institutions by promoting the First Friday evening of each month from 6-9pm as a community night for experiencing art. First Friday ensures a healthy art scene and a healthy city through regular exchange and discussion between venues, artists and patrons. First Friday Rochester was initiated, and is administered by Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

May 2 Highlights

Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers at RoCo
Text & Texture: Prints by Chris Charles at Cat Clay
April Showers Bring May Flowers at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op
M is for Mother by Kathy Clem at iGalleryKathyClem
Open Studio at Fine & Splendid Things

This map is a current and accurate representation of venues that will be open for the upcoming First Friday citywide gallery night. Click on the First Friday logos at left for venue name, address & phone number.

For more information about each venue's upcoming First Friday event, click on the date tab.

First Friday encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, NY.

Want to Join? Participating venues have agreed to:

1. Participate in a minimum of 9 out of 12 First Fridays per year, staying open from at least 6-9pm.
2. Promote First Friday with the logo on printed matter and a link on their website. (This is very important. When all participating venues are promoting First Friday we are all promoting each other!)
3. Contribute $100 per year toward the development and maintenance of this initiative.

If your venue would like to join First Friday please contact Bleu Cease: 585 461 2222
(bleu at rochester contemporary-dot-org)

Sign-up/Renew Gallery Membership (monthly or yearly)

Note:
This is an incomplete list of venues that have participated in First Friday Citywide Gallery Night.
For a list of venues participating in the upcoming First Friday, click on the date tab.

2 Chic Boutique

151 Park Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 271-6111
http://2chicboutique.com/

A Work in Progress Gallery at Booksmart Studio

250 N Goodman St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 598-9322
http://site.booksmartstudio.com

A.R.T.S Gallery at Aviv Cafe

321 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 729-9916
http://www.facebook.com/AvivRochester

ACTucker Art Gallery

277 Goodman Street North #309
Rochester,NY 14607
585 489-0185
http://www.actucker.com

American Association of University Women

494 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 244-8890
http://aauwrochester.org

Anderson Arts Building

250 N. Goodman St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 737-2627

Anti-War Storefront and Gallery

658 Monroe Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 442-0015
http://www.metrojustice.org/pae_storefront...

Arete' Gallery

663 N. Winton Rd
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 286-9086
http://www.aretegallery.com

Art and Vintage on Main (AVoM)

101 Main Street
East Rochester,NY 14445
(585) 348-9017
http://artandvintageonmain.com/

Art Museum of Rochester

610 Monroe Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
585-615-9015

Artisan Direct Rochester

565 Blossom Rd
Rochester,NY 14610
585-586-3535
http://artisandirectrochester.net

Artisans on Elton Street

34 Elton Street
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 271-8097

Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College

4245 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14618
(585) 389-5073

AXOM Gallery Exhibition Space

176 Anderson Ave. Suite #303
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 232-6030
http://www.axomgallery.com

Baobab Cultural Center

728 University Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 563-2145
www.thebaobab.org

Bead Breakout

2314 Monroe Ave.
Rochester,NY 14618
(585) 271-2340
http://www.beadbreakout.com

Bernunzio Uptown Music

122 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 473-6140
http://www.bernunzio.com

Beth Brown Art & Design Studio

250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212A
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 732-0036
http://www.bethbrownartist.com

Big Picture Rochester

Main St. from Chestnut St. to Plymouth Ave.
Rochester,NY 14614-1331
(585) 200-1919
http://www.bigpicturerochester.com

Black Button Distilling

85 Railroad Street
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 730-4512
http://www.blackbuttondistilling.com

Black Radish Studio

274 N. Goodman St. Suite 501
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 413-1278
http://www.blackradishstudio.com

Cascade Art Center

150 W Main St.
Rochester,NY 14614
(585) 546-6509
http://www.fineartstore.com

Cat Clay

Studio #242, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585)414-5643
http://www.catclay.com

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

115 South Ave
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 428-8051

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County Exhibit 2

115 South Ave
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 428-8051

Chait Fine Art

234 Mill St.
Rochester,NY 14614
(585) 454-6730
http://www.chaitfineart.com

Chartreuse Studios

270 Park Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 270-4234

Cobblestone Contemporary Space off site

Studio #238, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 489-5738
http://www.cobblestone.org

Cobblestone School Contemporary Space

10 Prince St
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 489 5738
http://www.cobblestone.org

Colleen Buzzard Studio

250 North Goodman St., 401
Rochester,NY 14607


Community Gallery at Rochester Greenovation

1199 East Main st.
Rochester,NY 14610
(585) 288-7564

Constance Mauro Studio

Door 2, Studio #236, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14607


Creative Wellness Coalition

320 N. Goodman St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 325-3145
http://www.mharochester.org/

Dichotomy

371 Park Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
585-563-6044
https://www.facebook.com/dichotomyrocheste...

Downtown Fitness Club

50 Chestnut St.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 756-4090
http://www.downtownfitnessclub.com

East Avenue Inn & Suites

384 East Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 957-2326

Experience Tattoo Studio’s Fine Art Gallery

506 Long Pong Rd
Greece,NY 14612
(585) 453-8000
http://www.vincentjtosto.com/

Fine & Splendid Things

1115 East Main Street Door #2, Studio 414
Rochester,NY 14609

www.FineAndSplendidThings.com

Flora-J Designs

250 North Goodman St. Studio 311
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 737-2627

Flying Squirrel Community Space

285 Clarissa St.
Rochester,NY 14608
(585) 507-5731
http://www.warehousearts.org/

Focus Grasshopper

708 Winton Rd. North
Rochester,NY 14609


Four Walls Gallery

179 Atlantic Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 442-7824
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1344...

Fuzzy Toaster Studios

Fedder Industrial Building
Rochester,NY 14609
(513) 254-5493

Gallery 258

1115 East Main Street, Entrance #2
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 461-5974

Gallery 9

Door 9, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 747-2727
http://www.gallery9-online.com

Gallery at Record Archive

33 1/3 Rockwood St.
Rochester,NY 14610
(585) 244-1210
http://www.recordarchive.com

Gallery at The Art & Music Library

Room G-134, Ground Floor
Rochester,NY 14627
(585) 275-4476
http://library.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAG...

Gallery at The Arts and Cultural Council

277 North Goodman St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 473-4000
http://www.artsrochester.org

Gallery B133 @ the Village Gate

274 Goodman Street North
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 237-2614

Gallery One Fine Arts

36 W. Main St. Suite 17
Rochester,NY 14614
(585) 230-1081
http://www.haygoodart.com

Gallery r

100 College Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 242-9470
http://cias.rit.edu/%7Egalleryr

Galvin/Davis Studio/Gallery

339 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 770-0715
http://www.chasworld.com

Genesee Center for the Arts

713 Monroe Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 271-5183
http://www.geneseearts.org/events/Events-C...

George Eastman House

900 East Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 271-3361
http://www.eastmanhouse.org

Gilded Square

714 University Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 461-2808
http://www.gildedsquare.com

Green with Envy Salon

71 Park Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 503-0707

Greenwood Books

123 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 325-2050
http://www.rochesterbooksellers.com/greenw...

haighworks Studio

95 Mt Read Blvd
Rochester,NY 14611
(585) 406-8730

Hartnett Gallery

Wilson Commons
Rochester,NY 14627
(585) 275-4188
https://blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett

Headz Up Hats

524 Mt. Hope Ave.
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 442-7680

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

674 South Avenue
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 355-7943
http://blog.hedonistchocolates.com/

Hungerford Building, Door 8

1115 E. Main St.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 781-4517

Hungerford Gallery 258: Door 1

1115 E. Main Street
Rochester,NY 14609
515 205-0106

Hungerford Urban Artisans (HUA)

1115 East Main St. (at N. Goodman),
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 469-8217
http://www.facebook.com/huastudios

iGalleryKathyClem

Anderson Arts Bldg, 250 North Goodman Street • S
Rochester,NY 14607
585-764-5589
http://www.igallerykathyclem.com/igalleryk...

Image City Photography Gallery

722 University Ave.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 271-2540
http://www.imagecityphotographygallery.com

Inner Loop


Rochester,NY 14604

http://deriveinrochester.tumblr.com/

International Art Acquisitions

3300 Monroe Avenue
Rochester,NY 14618
(585) 264-1440
http://internationalartacquisitions.com/

Jembetat Tribal Art Gallery and Cafe

645 Park Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 455-6524
http://www.Jembetatcafe.com

JGK Galleries

10 Vick Park A
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 734-6581
http://www.jgkgalleries.com

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

1344 University Ave Suite 110
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 319-5279
http://www.joebeanroasters.com

Joy Gallery

498 1/2 W. Main Street
Rochester,NY 14608
(585) 436-5230
http://aceckert.com/joygallery

Laura Wilder Period Style Artwork Studio

250 North Goodman Street
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 288-1089

Little Bleu Cheese Shop

684 South Avenue
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 730-8296

Lower Link Gallery at the Central Library

115 South Ave
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 428-8051
www.libraryweb.org/artofthebook.

M. Wendy Gwirtzman Studio

250 N. Goodman Street
Rochester,NY 14607
585-309-6112

Main Street Artists' Gallery & Studio

Door 2, Studio #458, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 233-5645

Mercer Gallery

Monroe Community College
Rochester,NY 14623
(585) 292-2021
http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/vapa/mercer

Military History Society

250 North Goodman St., 201
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 730-4041
http://www.rochestermilitary.com

Monroe Branch of the Rochester Public Library

809 Monroe Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 428-8202
http://www3.libraryweb.org/subpage.aspx?id...

More Fire Glass Studio

80 Rockwood Pl.
Rochester,NY 14610
(585) 242-0450
http://www.morefireglass.com

Nan Miller Gallery

3450 Winton Pl.
Rochester,NY 14623
(585) 292-1430
http://www.nanmillergallery.com

Neighborhood of the Arts

500 University Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 428-6530

Night Gallery

650 South Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607


Nosferatü̈ Studios

250 North Goodman St., 3-10
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 317-2100
http://www.nosferatustudios.com

Nu Movement

716 University Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 704-2889
http://www.numvmnt.com/

Our House Gallery

783 South Ave
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 295-7836
http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org

Pandaman

439 Monroe Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 420-8965
http://www.pandamantoys.com

Phillips Fine Art

248 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604-2640
(585) 232-8120

Physikos Movement Studio

302 North Goodman
Rochester,NY 14607
585-563-3338
http://physikosmovement.com/spacerentals.h...

Plastic

34 Elton St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 563-6348

Ramón Santiago Studio & SC Fine Art GalleryR

Door 7, Studio #310, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 202-6909
http://scfineartgallery.com/

Renaissance Art Gallery

74 St. Paul St.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 423-8235
http://www.rochesterrenaissanceartgallery....

Richard Aerni Ceramic Design

Door 5, Studio #106, Hungerford Building.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 429-0211
http://www.richardaerni.com

Richard Margolis Art + Architectural Photography

250 North Goodman Street 4th Floor #9
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 473-0070

Rochester Art Club

Door 2, Studio #437-439, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 507-7154
http://www.rochesterartclub.org

Rochester Brainery

274 Goodman Street N. B134
Rochester,NY 14607
585-730-7034
http://www.rochesterbrainery.com

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)

137 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 461-2222
http://www.rochestercontemporary.org

Rochester Greenovation

1199 East Main St.
Rochester,NY 146

rochestergreen.org

Rochester Medical Museum and Archives

333 Humboldt St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 922-1847
http://www.rochestergeneral.org/rochester-...

RoCo Upstairs

137 East Ave. Upstairs
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 461-2222
http://www.facebook.com/RocoUpstairs

Rubino's Mt. Hope Café

1659 Mt. Hope Ave.
Rochester,NY 14620


Soulstice Artisan Market

632 North Winton Rd.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 370-0076
http://www.soulsticeartisanmarket.com

Spectrum Gallery

100 College Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 461-4447
http://www.spectrumgalleryroc.com

Spot Coffee

200 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 613-4600
http://rocwiki.org/Spot_Coffee

St. Luke Gospel Jazz Cafe

1261 Dewey Ave.
Rochester,NY 14613
(585) 271-2870

SteadFast Tattoo

635 Monroe Ave
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 202-3579

Stella Art Gallery & Studio

350 West Commercial Street
East Rochester,NY 14445
(585) 385-1238
http://www.stellaartgalleryandstudio.com/

Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center

176 Anderson Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607
585-748-8375

strumGallery

inside Black Dog Studios at 120 East Ave.
Rochester,NY 14604
(585) 729-7625
http://www.strumgallery.com

Studio #306, Hungerford Bldg.

1115 East Main St. (at N. Goodman),
Rochester,NY 14608
(315) 289-8293

Studio #354

Door 1, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609


Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery

34 Elton St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 737-5858
http://www.studio34jewelryartslearningcent...

Tajze Wine and R&B Lounge

139 State Street
Rochester,NY 14614
(585) 576-3334

The Caroline

159 Caroline St
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 260-7607

The Center at High Falls

60 Browns Race
Rochester,NY 14614
(585) 325-2414
http://www.centerathighfalls.org/art.htm

The Design Gallery at RRCDC

Door 4, Hungerford Bldg.
Rochester,NY 14609
(585) 237-2614
http://www.rrcdc.org

The Gallery@Equal=Grounds

750 South Ave.
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 242-7840
http://www.equalgrounds.com

The Garden Café Gallery

The Pieters Family Life Center
Rochester,NY 14623
(585) 487-3500
http://www.artspflc.org

The Living Room Cafe

1118 Monroe Ave.
Rochester,NY 14620
585-413-0833

The Lobby at Bug Jar

219 Monroe Avenue
Rochester,NY 14607

http://lobbydigital.com/

The Museum of Future Past

1115 East Main St. Door 2 Suite 129
Rochester,NY 146
585-267-6735

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op

250 N. Goodman St. Studio 212
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 732-0036
http://www.shoefactoryarts.com

The Village Gate

320 N Goodman St
Rochester,NY 14607
(315) 289-8293
http://www.firstfridayrochester.org/pendin...

Vacant Storefront in Brooks Landing

757 Genesee St
Rochester,NY 14620
(585) 576-7708

Visual Studies Workshop Gallery

31 Prince St.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 442-8676
http://www.vsw.org

Williams Gallery (at First Unitarian Church)

220 Winton Road South
Rochester,NY 14610
(585) 271-9070

Writers & Books

740 University Ave.
Rochester,NY 14607
(585) 473-2590
http://www.wab.org

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Join First Friday!
This initiative supports the entire art community, please do your part and support First Friday.

I am a Preferred First Friday venue renewing my venue's participation or joining for the first time.

  • Preferred venues are the vital core of First Friday Citywide Gallery Night.
  • Preferred venues participate in a minimum of 9 out of 12 First Fridays per year, staying open at least 6-9pm (5-9pm or 6-10pm, etc. is ok).
  • Preferred venues have made a significant commitment to developing Rochester's arts community and therefor receive greatest visibility on this website.
  • Preferred venue participation is $100 per year.

I am organizing a "This Month Only" event in a temporary location or a venue that is not already part of First Friday.

  • Event listings appear in the "This Month Only" section of the website, below preferred venues.
  • This Month Only events must be open at least 6-9pm (5-9pm or 6-10pm is ok) on the First Friday of the month.
  • This Month Only participation is $25 per event listing.

I would like to make a donation to Rochester Contemporary Art Center in support of First Friday Citywide Gallery Night.

  • First Friday supports a healthy art scene and a vibrant city.
  • Do you value the arts in Rochester?
  • Please support this unique citywide initiative!
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