Official 1st Friday Logo.

Celebrate Art, On Lark!

Our Mission:

1st Friday is a monthly celebration of art, artists and the Capital District. It is administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and coordinated by Tammy Maddalla. Our goal is to introduce a wider audience to the artists and venues of Albany, NY.

1st Friday promotes the Lark Street community and the businesses that thrive here. Each month, this website receives nearly a thousand hits from the residents of the Capital District and beyond. On the first Friday of the month, hundreds of people patronize the Lark Street community. We invite artists, community groups, galleries and businesses to join us and help make 1st Friday the premier monthly event in the Capital District. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the 1st Friday Coordinator, Tammy Maddalla.

1st Friday - September 5, 2014:

1st Friday begins at 5PM. This month at the UAG, we are hosting an art show (of course) that doubles as a thank you. We take pride in our members and the contributions they make of their time, effort, and money. The annual Member's Only show is a celebration of the art created by these talented folks.

Thinking of becoming a member yourself? Feel free to join on the night of the show. Ask one of our helpful UAG Board Members about membership and join up TODAY. Membership includes all sorts of fabulous benefits, including a web page, discount on submissions, and admission to the Members Only show for next year. Mingle with the members, browse, buy art, eat, drink, and be merry.

See below for the current list of participating galleries, exhibit spaces, museums, restaurants and bars. As always, we say THANK YOU! to our sponsors and participating businesses. Without their help, none of this would be possible.

Monthly 1st Friday Logo.

Lark St. & Central Ave Dist.

Downtown District

Delaware Ave Corridor

Uptown District

After 1st Friday!

Lark St. & Central Ave Dist.

L. A. X. Restaurant & Lounge
203-207 Lark Street - Albany, NY 12210

Oh Bar
304 Lark Street, Albany NY 12210

The Hudson Disco-tek
283 Hudson Ave, Albany NY 12210

University Club
141 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210

Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street Albany, NY

Uptown District

Capital Swing Dance
25 South Allen Street, Albany NY 12208

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