First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, NY. This initiative showcases area artists and smaller arts institutions by promoting the First Friday evening of each month from 6-9pm as a community night for experiencing art. First Friday ensures a healthy art scene and a healthy city through regular exchange between venues, artists and patrons.
First Friday events are largely focused on the visual arts. Venue participation is $100 per year which helps support First Friday promotion and website costs (assistance is available for venues without resources). Organizations interested to participate and join First Friday as a venue can visit firstfridayrochester.org/join-support/
to learn more. First Friday was initiated, and is administered by Rochester Contemporary Art Center