First Friday Rochester Logo August 1, 2014 Events

A.R.T.S Gallery at Aviv Cafe

321 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 729-9916

Judah Reigns

An artful exhibition of mixed media works of the Lion of Judah, from a spiritual prospective. Local artist Richmond Futch Jr., Michael P. Slattery and Joshua Lopez. Aug 1st-31st. Free to the public. Contact Richmond Futch for more details 729-9916.

Artisan Direct Rochester

565 Blossom Rd
Rochester, NY 14610

Art and Cocktails

Enjoy the work of 3D lenticular artist Peter J. Sucy, photographer Dennis Griffin, abstract artist Phyllis Jaffe, and contemporary artist Garrett Berry; as well as dozens of other international artists. Sip a glass of wine and browse to live music!

Asbury First United Methodist Church

1050 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

First Friday Reception

A Community Art Gallery, with musical accompaniment and a coffee shop, part of Asbury First's Tent Week 2014. Join us 6-9 pm under the Big Top at East Ave. and Berkeley St.

Beth Brown Art & Design Studio

250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 732-0036

Open Studio

Beth Brown is a fine and decorative artist specializing in paintings, portraits, murals, illustration, signs, and graphic design. See Beth’s artwork on display in her studio as well as current drawing and painting projects created by her students.

Cat Clay

Studio #242, Hungerford Bldg.
1115 East Main St. (at N. Goodman)
Rochester, NY 14609

Fear Not: They Come in Peace

Jellyfish & other imaginings by Laura Sherwood. Presented by Pop Up Roc. Opening & closing party from 5-9pm. Additional parking at credit union & Greenovation. Please don’t park in front of Happy Feet or deli.

Fine & Splendid Things

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

Open Studio

The studio will be open tonight from 6 PM - 9 PM

Gallery r

100 College Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 242-9470

Notables: Links Among Academics & Artists

Notables is an exhibition featuring the work of friends and colleagues associated with RIT. The exhibition includes works from Judd Williams, Toby Thompson, Bill Keyser, Norm Williams, Jim Thomas, Phil Bornarth, Sylvia Bornarth and Bob Heischman.

George Eastman House

900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-3361

Special Evening Hours and Gallery Tours

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy after-hours access and curator led tours of the exhibitions Lewis Hine and Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, as well as music, dessert, coffee, and more, including George Eastman's gardens!

Hungerford Urban Artisans (HUA)

1115 East Main St. (at N. Goodman),
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 469-8217

Open Studios

Open studios include: Stephanie Tadio of Pine Stitch Designs (Studio 318), Jen Brake of Von Brake Spice (Studio 222), Fine & Splendid Things (Studio 414), and Create Art 4 Good (Studio 201) "Serendipity and the Art of Chance."

Image City Photography Gallery

722 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 271-2540

At the Water's Edge

Image City's current exhibit features two gallery partners, Carl Crumley and Dick Bennett. Dick Bennett will be showing bridges over the Genesee River, and Carl Crumley will be exhibiting photos from the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Nu Movement

716 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 704-2889

An Evening of Art and Dance

Free 30 minute Salsa lesson starting at 7pm. No partner needed! Come observe, move and join us in a creative way to experience art that is personal to you. Artist Jennissa Hart has acrylics on canvas on display for inspiration.

St. Joseph’s Park

NE corner of Pleasant St. & N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604

Open the Gates @ St. Joseph's Park

St. Joseph's Park, the remains of a church that burned in 1975 & was converted to an urban park, will officially re-open its gates on First Friday. Photography by Richard Margolis. Music, munchies, lawn games & St. Joe's Mo's (mojitos). 7-10 PM.

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op

250 N. Goodman St. Studio 212
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 732-0036

House Artists Exhibit

Stop by our gallery to view current artwork created by our House Artist members! Chloe Bennett-Larson, Beth Brown, Diane Elmslie, Wendy Forrest, Susan Jenkins, Scott Lamont, Russ Lunn, Brandi Marino, Penelope Paige, & Mollie Wolf. Free admission!

Writers & Books

740 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-2590

Book Sale

Writers & Books will be hold a small book sale in celebration of receiving a fully stocked Riverhead Books Little Free Library. Stop by for a picture with the LFL & our Poetry Booth, some refreshments and stick around for Wide Open mic at 7:00 PM.

Zak's Avenue

661 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 360-2095

Samara Doumnande 8 x 10 + Tom Fox

Tom Fox’s show reflects his early influence of Santiago and a more current dalliance with realistic anime. Samara Doumnande will be unveiling enchanting landscapes, charming portraits, and exquisite still lifes: all 8x10 for easy framing!