Thursday February 23, 2017
Great arts and culture are crucial factors to Richmond’s economy and it’s one of the many things that make the area such a great place to live, work and play. Students are constantly exposed to arts curriculum and the area’s rich culture through educational programs, and this is vital for the area to produce the brightest and most creative and competitive students in the global market. To highlight the city’s many cultural and entertainment opportunities offered, a free year-round art walk is held, exposing even more residents and visitors to all that Richmond has to offer.
On the first Friday of every month, downtown Broad Street lights up with art gallery openings, food and entertainment. First Fridays, Richmond’s signature arts event, features dozens of art galleries, studios, boutiques, restaurants and other artistic venues for a stunning exhibition of Richmond’s own cultural talent. The next art walk begins at UR Downtown at 5 p.m. on March 3, 2017. The streets are filled with establishments serving refreshments and entertainment, as well as downtown restaurants offering special dining opportunities for the occasion.
Set in the Arts District of Richmond, First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. The typical gallery line-up is impressive with venues such as 1708 Gallery, Quirk Gallery, Gallery5, Art180, and so many others participating. Walk the streets until you catch the fire dancers or find yourself exploring one of the many pop-up artist booths. For a complete list of all participating galleries and exhibits, visit First Friday’s website.
In a town full of history and adventure, there is no better place to embrace art and culture than in Richmond, Virginia. Several events and activities like the First Friday Art Walk are close to Boone Homes’ Richmond-area communities in Glen Allen, Midlothian and Manakin-Sabot. To find a new home around the Richmond area, visit our website at www.BooneHomes.net and see how we can help you find your dream home today.