FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITIONS

FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Shows run for one week.

We show all forms of 2-D art.

We have the capacity to show sculptures, and other 3-D artwork.

If you are a video/light-work artist, we do have the capacity for almost all kinds of video and light-work. 

We host musicians, poets, spoken word artists and other performance artists as often as we can.

If you are a muralist and would like to discuss painting one of our available outdoor walls, please let us know.

FEES

-The gallery takes 30% of your total earnings for the evening. This fee is waived for schools and non-profit organizations.

-We do not charge for wall space for First Fridays UNLESS you want to reserve a specific wall for your work. If you choose not to pay for a wall reservation, we will assign you a remaining wall where your work will fit the best. Please email us here for more information.

HANGING SCHEDULE

-The MONDAY before First Friday is the optimal day to bring in your work and hang it.

-The TUESDAY before First Friday is a perfectly good day to bring in your work and hang it.

-The WEDNESDAY before First Friday is the DEADLINE for bringing in your work and hanging it.

-There is no Thursday before First Friday or Day-Of-First-Friday hanging. If the Wednesday deadline cannot be met, unfortunately you will not be able to show that month. There are NO exceptions.

PLEASE BRING

-All the necessary tools, fixtures, command strips, hooks, nails, and other things which will be needed to hang your work.

-An “Artist’s Statement.” In the past these have included everything from a three-page single-spaced detailed account of everything that a particular artist had ever done from the time of their birth until the present day, to Ramones’ lyrics, to a five word declaration. Your artist’s statement should reflect who you are, and why you do what you do.

-Tags and prices for your work. Generally you will tape these to the walls near your work.

PLEASE PROVIDE

-As soon as you have hung your show, please provide the gallery with a full and complete inventory of all of the pieces and works you are displaying, including title, media and price.

PLEASE DECIDE

-Whether you will take your own money and keep receipts or whether the gallery will.

ON FIRST FRIDAY

-The exhibition runs from 6:00 pm - 10:00 ish pm. Parking can be horrible at times, so please plan accordingly.

-Please plan on staying as long as you can, and being as involved as you can with our patrons, if you are comfortable doing that. We understand that many artists are more comfortable just sitting quietly and observing, and that’s great too.

-The gallery provides limited food and drink to our patrons on First Friday. Please feel free to bring food and drink (limited to non-alcoholic beverages) to share, if you are able.

-Yes, we know that people like to drink wine, beer and spirits on First Fridays. However, our gallery is open to the entire public, across the age spectrum. We love owning and running this gallery, and would prefer to do it from the gallery, and not from prison because we served beer to a bunch of 14 year olds:)

TAKEDOWN

-Takedown is the Friday after First Friday, or the Monday or Tuesday (after 2:30 pm only) after that. Please arrange your takedown time with us in advance.