First Friday Is Back and Better Than Ever

February 3, 2015

Uptown Greenville announces more businesses than ever to join the First Friday ArtWalk. This rotating mix of art, food, music and culture takes place on the first Friday of every month, except for July and August.

First Friday is a time when Uptown galleries throw open their doors to showcase new exhibits, often coinciding with free opening receptions. But it’s not just art; many of Uptown’s eclectic mix of restaurateurs and shops show their support for the arts by offering specials and discounts.

In addition to ever-changing art on the walls of the galleries, the Uptown district is now also home to a growing live art scene on Friday Fridays. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents a First Friday Jazz series often featuring musicians from ECU’s School of Music; the Folk Arts Society of Greenville offers a different format of social dancing at the Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight for each First Friday; and buskers can often be found playing music on the streets and in the galleries.

This year’s First Friday showcases the following new participants: East Carolina Massage, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sojourner, Closet Consignment, Coastal Fog, Fitzgerald’s, The Scullery, Cinnamon Indian Cuisine, and Tipsy Teapot @ Limelight. Look for the First Friday window decals to easily identify the 20 participating venues. A full list of participating venues and their discounts can be found on Uptown Greenville’s website.
Don’t forget to hop aboard Greenville’s infamous old-school streetcar—the Jolly Trolley—and take a ride to your next ArtWalk destination. All rides aboard the Jolly Trolley on First Friday nights are free thanks to Uptown Greenville. Mark your calendars now, from 5-8 p.m., for great (and inexpensive!) nights filled with art, friends, music, food and drinks. The 2015 First Friday dates are as follows:

· February 6
· March 6
· May 1
· June 5
· September 4
· October 2
· November 6
· December 4

Uptown invites you to come out and enjoy good company and great deals monthly in the heart of Greenville on First Friday!

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