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For Participants

First Friday is an annual fee-based membership program for downtown Raleigh storefront art galleries and businesses.  Online applications are available by request. Please contact Stacey Simeone at (919) 821-6976 or at Artists looking to exhibit or perform during First Friday are encouraged to reach out to individual participating venues.

Submit An Event or Special

If you're a First Friday participant and would like to submit an event to our First Friday-specific calendar of events, please email the event information to