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February First Friday - 2020 New Members

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Get to know the new members of First Friday Raleigh 2020

This Friday, February 7, is the second First Friday Raleigh of the year (and decade!), so we wanted to introduce you to the new members who signed on this year to take part in Downtown Raleigh's monthly celebration of art, culture, and experiences. You can see all the venues, check out the map, and choose which special events to attend on the First Friday website.


Art Galleries & Studios

City Market Artist Collective front window display

City Market Artist Collective (or C-MAC)
300 Blake St
An art happening space featuring art displays, creation, teaching, demonstrations, and lectures.


Exhibitors & Entertainment

LGBT Center of Raleigh
119 E Hargett St, Ste 010
A nonprofit providing a safe and welcoming space for LGBT organizations, groups and individuals in Downtown Raleigh providing support, services and smiles to the Triangle and beyond. On First Fridays, they highlight art by and about LGBTQIA people in the Triangle.

Little Pup Lounge
510 S Person St
Little Pup Lounge offers kennel-free dog daycare and boarding for small dogs in Downtown Raleigh. On First Fridays, pups under 25 pounds can stay free. Fill out required forms prior to dropping off at their website.

Peace Raleigh Apartments terrace rendering

Peace Raleigh Apartments - Coming April 2020
417 W Peace St
Downtown Raleigh's newest upcoming apartment community, the first phase in the Smoky Hollow community. Coming April 2020, First Friday participants will be welcome to enjoy refreshments in the Harrington Street terrace and club room.

Shred415 Raleigh
218 S Harrington St
Shred415 is an all levels, family-friendly HIIT studio in Downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. On First Fridays, they will have a special class from 5:30pm-6:30pm and be open till 9pm.

UNC Family Medicine at Downtown Raleigh
224 Fayetteville St, #100
UNC Family Medicine at Downtown Raleigh is a full-service family practice conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Their care team provides compassionate and personalized care and on First Fridays will offer free health screenings as well as feature pop-ups and performances.

Wine & Design Influencer event

Wine & Design
510 W Martin St, 3rd Floor
The guided painting and art studio features a bar and local artists who will teach guests step-by-step so you leave with your own masterpiece each and every time. On First Fridays, they offer $5 off their Pop In and Paint events. 



WHITE of Raleigh model with dog

Short Walk Wines
123 E Martin St
This neighborhood wine shop will offer $5 glasses of wine and feature an artist of the month in its unique space in the Moore Square District.

WHITE of Raleigh
307 Blake St
City Market's intimate couture bridal boutique makes it all about the bride. Come in on First Fridays for your first bridal appointment and get 10% off. 





Food & Drink

The Anchor Bar mermaid photo in black and white

The Anchor Bar
207 Fayetteville St, #100
The Anchor Bar is a cocktail, craft beer, and local bar in a historic Downtown Raleigh building. On First Fridays they'll have a local artist showcase, live music, free charcuterie, and cocktail specials.

215 Glenwood Ave, #C
DRINK, a wine shop in Glenwood South, is about making connections between the winemaker, their craft and the wine lover with a strong focus on the family-owned and small production wineries from around the world. On First Fridays, enjoy 10% off glasses and cases of wine.

1 Glenwood Ave, #105
Downtown Raleigh's newest fast-casual restaurant features "feel good Mexican" food, with each meal purchased going to support the fight against world hunger. On First Fridays, buy one burrito or bowl and get the second of equal or lesser value for free. 

See all First Friday venues here.