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Our Mission:

1st Friday, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and coordinated by Tammy Maddalla, aims to introduce a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Albany. 1st Friday promotes interest in the arts by making it accessible, thereby strengthening the arts community in Albany.

We invite artists, groups, galleries and businesses to be a part of this monthly event that happens on the first Friday of each month.

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the 1st Friday Coordinator Tammy Maddalla to learn about the benefits of supporting a unique local tradition.

1st Friday - September 5th :

Join us, Friday, September 5th. The show begins at 5PM. This month's show features numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants, and live entertainment.

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.

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

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

Page last edited August 25th