Hosted by the Old City Arts Association since its 1991 inception, First Friday is a unique cultural event in Philadelphia and one of the city’s most popular evening escapes. Held the first Friday night of each month, this arts community “open house” brings together city dwellers and suburbanites, contemporary arts and antique collectors, aficionados of classical and contemporary design, and theater and performance buffs.
The welcoming informality of First Friday attracts crowds of casual browsers as well as serious buyers to each festive event, featuring dozens of Old City’s galleries and shops hosting exhibition receptions or just open for your perusal and enjoyment.
Several parking lots are located conveniently within the Old City District. In addition, on-street parking meter regulations in Old City are suspended by the City of Philadelphia after 5pm during First Fridays (between Front Street west to 5th Street, and Walnut Street north to Callowhill Street).
This is a pretty casual affair so we can just all just meetup at a central spot and maybe grab drinks in the area after! I will post the spot tomorrow we can meet along with my cell for anyone running behind. Can't wait to meet everyone!
This is a link to a pdf map of the area and the galleries that are open for First Fridays: