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First Friday Raleigh


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First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers and restaurants can offer discounts and specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone. First Friday is free and open to all. 

If you are a musician, entertainer, or performance artist apply to be a First Friday performer here


July First Friday
Friday, July 1 | All evening

First Friday visitors will enjoy extended art gallery hours, great food, and fun activities all in one night, all in Downtown Raleigh. 

Check out events and activities hosted by community members across Downtown Raleigh on First Friday here 

 

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Contact Us


For general First Friday inquiries, please email communications@downtownraleigh.org. 

If your company is interested in sponsoring First Friday, please contact Patina Robinson at patinarobinson@downtownraleigh.org.


Sponsors


Atlas Stark

Clancy & Theys Construction Co. 

Cline Design

Duke Raleigh Hospital

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