The first Friday of every month, Downtown Raleigh showcases its art, music and food during its First Friday Gallery Walk. It’s a free self-guided tour and a chance to visit art galleries, studios, alternative art venues and more.
First Friday March 3rd, 2023
Learn more about the First Friday events at Downtown Raleigh’s First Friday Raleigh Events page.
201 East Davie Street – Moore Square District
6pm – 10pm
- Here Goes Everything with work by Sage Perrott and Guen Montgomery in Gallery 1
- Spectacle with work by Louisa Armbrust in Gallery 2
- About a Dream with work by Clarence Heyward, former NC Emerging Artist in Residence, in the Upfront Gallery
- Shop with Designed For Joy from 6-9pm. Designed for Joy supports women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability.
- Live Music by Heather Rogers, 7-9pm
- Art making activity, Absurd Apparel, 6-8:30pm
City Market Artist Collective
300 Blake St – Moore Square District
“PIECES of my world” guest artist Nancy Meadows Taylor.
6pm – 10pm
Nancy Meadows Taylor is a painter from Raleigh, North Carolina, who has achieved national recognition for her expressive paintings of still life, floral and coastal subjects. She was elected to Signature membership in the American Watercolor Society in New York City. Her paintings are included in many collections, among them the Hickory Museum of Art, IBM, Duke University and Duke Hospital.
Designed For Joy
517 W Cabarrus Street — Warehouse District
5 to 7 p.m.
Shop and enjoy a tour of Raleigh nonprofit, Designed For Joy in the Warehouse District. Designed For Joy’s brand of leather handbags, jewelry and home decor (including charcuterie boards) provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability. To date, over 100 women have been hired with $300,000 in living wages earned.
743 W Johnson Street — Glenwood South District
6 to 8 p.m.
GROOVY & GREEN PIERCING PARTY with Seja Ink [745 W Johnson St Suite A, Downtown]
Drop by Seja Ink on Friday March 3rd from 6pm-8pm for a St. Patty’s ear piercing celebration!
$25 includes gold plated or stainless steel earrings
$35 includes 14k earrings. Wear green to receive a groovy goodie bag!
200 S Blount Street
5 to 9 p.m.
First Friday Market and Movie
Head to Moore Square every month for First Friday Markets and Movie Night at Moore Square with local growers, makers and food trucks! There will be entertainment plus a free outdoor movie at sundown.
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