For Immediate Release
September 20, 2002
Contact: Christina Newton, Director
First Fridays Art Walk Kicks Off October 4, 2002
RICHMOND, VA - Nine diverse galleries located in the Historic Broad Street District kick off the annual First Fridays Art Walk on Friday, October 4, 2002 from 7:00-10:00pm. Abattoir Fine Arts, Artspace, Corporate & Museum Frame, Elegba Folklore Society, Richmond Public Library/Downtown, 1708 Gallery, STARCH Modern Home, Three Miles Gallery and Visual Art Studio will participate in the seasonal art walk which will take place on the first Friday of each month from October 4, 2002 - June 6, 2003. Go to www.FirstFridayRichmond.com for more information.
Visitors to Downtown Richmond can not only walk to the participating art galleries, but they can now ride the "First Friday Shuttle". The Chesterfield Link, provided by GRTC Transit System, offers free transportation between 7:00 - 10:30pm, and can be accessed at all of the participating sites. A brochure with walking map and locator flags will also help visitors to locate all of the sites and parking areas.
Artists, musicians, vendors, and performers along the streets and at various sites, provides an added air of excitement. Visitors may see video or film projections on walls, artists selling jewelry, or musicians strumming guitars. Clean & Safe's Downtown Ambassadors will be positioned along the walking corridors offering improved safety and hospitality for visitors.
First Fridays Art Walk Participating Sites:
Abattoir Fine Arts - 210 East Grace Street
Artspace - 6 East Broad Street
Corporate & Museum Frame - 301 West Broad Street
Elegba Folklore Society - 101 East Broad Street
Richmond Public Library/Downtown Branch - 101 East Franklin Street
1708 Gallery - 319 West Broad Street
STARCH Modern Home - 105 East Main Street
Three Miles Gallery - 1 West Broad Street
Visual Art Studio - 208 West Broad Street
2002 - 2003 Season:
Friday, October 4, 2002 - Official Kick-Off
Friday, November 1, 2002
Friday, December 6, 2002
Friday, January 3, 2003
Friday, February 7, 2003
Friday, March 7, 2003
Friday, April 4, 2003
Friday, May 2, 2003
Friday, June 6, 2003
"First Friday/On & Off Broad" is supported by these Major Sponsors:
Ukrop's/First Market Bank, West Broad Honda, GRTC Transit System, Richmond Magazine, Punchline, B103 WMXB FM, Community Idea Stations WCVE, RxPro, Tripp Longest, ArtZites.com, and Global Web Solutions.