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First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers offer deals and refreshments. And restaurants feature First Friday-only specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone.

311 Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 594-1944
Hours: Open until 9:30 pm

Gallery featuring 30+ working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly

Alibi + Lilac Salon

303 N Boylan Ave
view website
(919) 777-3603

First Friday Special: 10% off all retail

Creative salon with featuring art, community, and all things hair

Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar

119 E Hargett St, # 200
view website
(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events

Amorino Gelato Al Naturale

137 E Davie St
view website
(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 10% off large cup or cone

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience

The Anchor Bar

207 Fayetteville St, # 100
view website
(919) 977-3714

First Friday Special: Local artist showcase, live music, free charcuterie, and cocktail features

Local bar serving classic cocktails without the attitude

Apex Outfitter and Board Co.

23 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 977-1077

First Friday Special: Drinks and deals on select merchandise plus events

Local outdoor adventure store selling high quality brands

The Art of Style

21 W Hargett St
view website
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Modern, chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month

Artspace

201 E Davie St
view website
(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs

Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle

323 Blake St
(919) 900-7526

First Friday Special: 10% off with First Friday mention 10% off store with First Friday mention

Explore home decor and furnishings, from inviting living spaces to modern decor, welcoming dining rooms and beyond. Global minimalist boutique, home decor, and unique gifts

Bishops

207 S West St
view website
(984) 269-7181

First Friday Special: Receive a free t-shirt with any product or service purchase greater than $24

Local art, wine, and beer compliment a fresh cut/color

Brovelli Oils, Vinegars & Gifts

300 Blake St, # 300
view website
(919) 977-8164

First Friday Special: 10% off all store items

High quality infused olive oils, wine balsamic vinegar, and more

Caffe Luna

136 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 832-6090

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian food, well chosen wine list, great service and ambiance

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!

Capitol Smoke

215 W Martin St
view website
(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 25% off glass

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars

The Carter Building

22 Glenwood Ave
view website
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers

The Centerpiece

719 N Person St
(919) 838-8580

Exceptional fine art, custom framing, and art consulting services

Circa 1888

412 W Davie St
view website
(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music, free entry with membership

Destination for beverage aficionados looking for a place to spread out and relax

The City Gallery

118 S Person St
view website

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

City Market

215 Wolfe St
view website
(984) 232-8661

City Market features several local shops, restaurants, and First Friday attractions along the cobblestone streets of the historic market place

City Market Artist Collective

300 Blake St
(919) 219-5612
Hours: 6-9pm

Art happening space- art displays, creation, teaching, demonstrations, and lectures. (Opening January 2020)

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-2220

Raleigh history museum featuring rotating exhibits and pop up programs

DECO Raleigh

207 South Salisbury St
view website
(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life

Dogwood Country Club

301 W Cabarrus St, # 201
view website
(919) 327-9707

First Friday Special: 20% off retail merchandise (some exclusions apply)

Urban golf facility equipped with TrackMan radar technology and owned and operated by a Class A PGA professional

DRINK

215 Glenwood Ave, # C
view website

First Friday Special: 10% off glasses of wine and cases

Enjoy tastings, wine education, curation, and art all for you

Five Star

511 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 833-3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.

The Flourish Market

307 W Martin St
view website
(984) 202-5035
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe

Gallery C

540 N Blount St
view website
(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South

600 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer

Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant

311 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: $19.50 Ribeye, $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon drafts

Imurj - The Artists' Cafe

300 S McDowell St
view website
(919) 825-1515
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience

Indy Week

3315 SW Corbett Avenue
(919) 286-1972 ext 1

Serving the Triangle for 35 years to cover news, art and culture

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

444 S Blount St, # 115B
view website
(919) 924-0189

Incubator hosting rotating visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs

Irregardless Cafe & Catering

901 W Morgan St
view website
(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.

The L Apartments

205 W Davie St
view website
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls

Legends Night Club Complex

330 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 wine specials and half price lite bites

LGBT nightclub featuring dance music, drag shows, and live entertainment

LGBT Center of Raleigh

119 E Hargett St
view website
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Highlighting art by and about LGBTQIA people in the Triangle

The Lincoln Apartments

408 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-0754

Enjoy First Friday with local artists at The Lincoln and rediscover downtown

Link Apartments Glenwood South

202 N West St
view website
(844) 308-0873

Hip downtown apartment community

Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 W Cabarrus St
view website
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Little Pup Lounge

510 S Person St
view website
(919) 322-2021
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Pups under 25 lbs can stay for free-complete required forms prior to First Friday at www.littlepuplounge.com.

Day and overnight care for little downtown dogs

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artistsans in fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry

The London Bridge Pub

110 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-6633
Hours: 11:30am-2:00am

First Friday Special: Free dessert with purchase of an entree

Great pub grub and pints with sun trap patio

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Marbles IMAX Theater

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 882-4629
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC's only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films

Marbles Kids Museum

201 E. Hargett St
view website
(919) 834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

First Friday Special: $3/per person after 3pm; members play free

Create and innovate every First Friday

Moore Square

200 S Blount St
view website
(919) 996-6485
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Culture Pop Ups featuring food, dance, music, and crafts celebrating various cultures + artist meet and greets

Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh

The Morning Times Cafe

10 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches

My Way Tavern

522 St Mary's St
view website
(919) 900-8273
Hours: Open until 2:00am

First Friday Special: Draft beer and drink specials and 25% off appetizers

Gathering place with full bar and over 20 beers on tap serving all American food

Peace Raleigh Apartments - Coming Spring 2020

417 W Peace St
view website
Hours: 6-9pm

Come for snacks and drinks on our Harrington Street terrace and in our expansive club room!

Personify

416 S Dawson St
view website
(919) 460-9595

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Raleigh Denim Workshop + Curatory

319 W Martin St, # 100
view website
(919) 917-8969
Hours: 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm

First Friday Special: Curated experiences in Raleigh Denim Workshop every month!

Raleigh Denim Workshop is an American enterprise / art project / romantic adventure started by Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko.

The Raleigh Wine Shop

126 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions

Retro Modern Furnishings

300 W Hargett St, # 24
view website
(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Sip beverages and meet local artists; 10% off select merchandise

Specializing in customizable handmade and original mid-century modern furniture plus housewares and accessories made in small batches by independent designers

Riddle Raleigh

314 S Blount St
view website
(919) 891-9920

First Friday Special: Free appetizer when you buy two entrees

Activity filled bar & restaurant with frequent themed nights

Short Walk Wines

123 E Martin St
view website

First Friday Special: $8 glasses of wine

Join us for a wine special and to meet the artist of the month

Shred415 Raleigh

218 S Harrington St
view website
(984) 200-8067
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Stop by for a First Friday class from 5:30-6:30pm and open house until 9:00pm

Shred415 is an all levels, family friendly HIIT studio

SkyHouse Raleigh

308 S Blount St
view website

First Friday Special: Credited application fee toward's first month's rent

Premier high-rise apartment community in Downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display

Sono

319 Fayetteville St, # 101
view website
(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottles of wine and sake

Japanese restaurant with a vibrant interior, tasty sushi and impeccable service

Studio R.E.D.

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery

Tama Cafe

401 Fayetteville St, #103
view website
(919) 561-6271

First Friday Special: Special events featuring local artists and vendors

An alternative to the mundane, focusing on lite bites and flavorful teas sourced from all over the world 

Tapworks

222 Glenwood Ave, # 109
view website
(919) 977-0191
Hours: Fri (2 pm-midnight)

First Friday Special: 25 cents/oz on select craft beers and 99 cents/oz on all wines

Raleigh's pour-your-own experience serving craft beer, cider, wine, and cocktails

Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St
view website
(919) 881-8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 8:30pm- close.

Tonbo Ramen

211 S Wilmington St
view website
(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $4 buns - pork belly, lamb, and veggie

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.

Trophy Tap & Table

225 S Wilmington St
view website
(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: $6 Mini Flights: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife, and Cloud Surfer

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations

Tuscan Blu

327 W Davie St, # 108
view website
(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant

UNC Family Medicine at Downtown Raleigh

224 Fayetteville St, # 100
view website
(984) 215-4960

First Friday Special: Health screenings with pop-up art exhibits and performances

We provide compassionate and personalized care for your whole family

Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store

329 Blake St
view website
(919) 977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff and a free treat buffet

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices

Urban Outfitters

400 W Martin St
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(919) 296-8447

First Friday Special: 10% off full price merchandise for UO Rewards Members

Lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding

V L Rees Gallery

311 W Martin St, # 8
view website
(919) 345-2076

Contemporary realism and beyond

Vidrio

500 Glenwood Ave, # 100
view website
(919) 803-6033

First Friday Special: Monthly cocktail events

Weaver Street Market

404 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 429-7800

First Friday Special: Varies monthly

First Friday events are held on the Dillon Patio.

WHITE of Raleigh

307 Blake St
view website
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off purchase at first bridal appointment

Couture bridal boutique that's intimate and all about the bride

Wine & Design

510 W Martin St, 3rd Floor
view website
(919) 410-6101
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: $5 off Pop in and Paint

Creating the most fun art experience for anyone wanting a fresh, surprising way to connect with the people in their lives

Woody's at City Market

205 Wolfe St
view website
(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: $4 Bartender's Choice | $5 Tito's | 1/2 priced appetizers 4-6pm

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

201 S Boylan Ave
view website
(984) 200-1189

First Friday Special: Varies monthly

Zambrero

1 Glenwood Ave, #105
view website
(919) 863-2561

First Friday Special: Buy one burrito or bowl and get the second of equal or lesser value for free

Fresh, healthy Mexican food on a mission to help end world hunger

Alibi + Lilac Salon

303 N Boylan Ave
view website
(919) 777-3603

First Friday Special: 10% off all retail

Creative salon with featuring art, community, and all things hair

Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar

119 E Hargett St, # 200
view website
(919) 832-6239
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Hair salon and art venue in a beautiful loft with monthly art exhibits and periodic music, dance performances, and special events

Bishops

207 S West St
view website
(984) 269-7181

First Friday Special: Receive a free t-shirt with any product or service purchase greater than $24

Local art, wine, and beer compliment a fresh cut/color

City Market

215 Wolfe St
view website
(984) 232-8661

City Market features several local shops, restaurants, and First Friday attractions along the cobblestone streets of the historic market place

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 996-2220

Raleigh history museum featuring rotating exhibits and pop up programs

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown @ Glenwood South

600 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 825-4770

Featuring local artists along with sandwiches, cocktails, wine, and beer

Imurj - The Artists' Cafe

300 S McDowell St
view website
(919) 825-1515
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

A multimedia art space and performance experience

Indy Week

3315 SW Corbett Avenue
(919) 286-1972 ext 1

Serving the Triangle for 35 years to cover news, art and culture

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

444 S Blount St, # 115B
view website
(919) 924-0189

Incubator hosting rotating visual art displays and partnering with local art community to open doors to students and entrepreneurs

The L Apartments

205 W Davie St
view website
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

First Friday Special: Waived application fee

Experience downtown Raleigh living at it's finest featuring repurposed art and #sustainableliving #lifebeyondyourwalls

LGBT Center of Raleigh

119 E Hargett St
view website
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Highlighting art by and about LGBTQIA people in the Triangle

The Lincoln Apartments

408 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-0754

Enjoy First Friday with local artists at The Lincoln and rediscover downtown

Link Apartments Glenwood South

202 N West St
view website
(844) 308-0873

Hip downtown apartment community

Little Pup Lounge

510 S Person St
view website
(919) 322-2021
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Pups under 25 lbs can stay for free-complete required forms prior to First Friday at www.littlepuplounge.com.

Day and overnight care for little downtown dogs

Marbles IMAX Theater

201 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 882-4629
Hours: Showtimes vary (check website)

NC's only 3D-capable giant screen featuring documentaries and Hollywood films

Marbles Kids Museum

201 E. Hargett St
view website
(919) 834-4040
Hours: Open until 7pm

First Friday Special: $3/per person after 3pm; members play free

Create and innovate every First Friday

Moore Square

200 S Blount St
view website
(919) 996-6485
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Culture Pop Ups featuring food, dance, music, and crafts celebrating various cultures + artist meet and greets

Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh

Peace Raleigh Apartments - Coming Spring 2020

417 W Peace St
view website
Hours: 6-9pm

Come for snacks and drinks on our Harrington Street terrace and in our expansive club room!

Personify

416 S Dawson St
view website
(919) 460-9595

Exhibitions and music with NC Artists and DJs

Shred415 Raleigh

218 S Harrington St
view website
(984) 200-8067
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Stop by for a First Friday class from 5:30-6:30pm and open house until 9:00pm

Shred415 is an all levels, family friendly HIIT studio

SkyHouse Raleigh

308 S Blount St
view website

First Friday Special: Credited application fee toward's first month's rent

Premier high-rise apartment community in Downtown Raleigh featuring local artists' work on display

UNC Family Medicine at Downtown Raleigh

224 Fayetteville St, # 100
view website
(984) 215-4960

First Friday Special: Health screenings with pop-up art exhibits and performances

We provide compassionate and personalized care for your whole family

Wine & Design

510 W Martin St, 3rd Floor
view website
(919) 410-6101
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: $5 off Pop in and Paint

Creating the most fun art experience for anyone wanting a fresh, surprising way to connect with the people in their lives

Amorino Gelato Al Naturale

137 E Davie St
view website
(919) 239-4411

First Friday Special: 10% off large cup or cone

Authentic Italian Gelato and hot drinks in an upscale ambience

The Anchor Bar

207 Fayetteville St, # 100
view website
(919) 977-3714

First Friday Special: Local artist showcase, live music, free charcuterie, and cocktail features

Local bar serving classic cocktails without the attitude

Caffe Luna

136 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 832-6090

First Friday Special: Free bottle of San Pellegrino with purchase of two entrees

Authentic Italian food, well chosen wine list, great service and ambiance

Circa 1888

412 W Davie St
view website
(919) 307-4597
Hours: 3 pm - 2 am

First Friday Special: Live music, free entry with membership

Destination for beverage aficionados looking for a place to spread out and relax

DRINK

215 Glenwood Ave, # C
view website

First Friday Special: 10% off glasses of wine and cases

Enjoy tastings, wine education, curation, and art all for you

Five Star

511 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 833-3311
Hours: 3 pm - 12 am

First Friday Special: $5 appetizers and $5 glasses of wine

Five Star is the answer to sophisticated Asian dining and entertainment.

Hibernian Irish Pub & Restaurant

311 Glenwood Ave
view website
(919) 833-2258

First Friday Special: $19.50 Ribeye, $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 Stella & Blue Moon drafts

Irregardless Cafe & Catering

901 W Morgan St
view website
(919) 833-8898

First Friday Special: Half price bottles of house wine

Real food and live music every night of the week.

Legends Night Club Complex

330 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 831-8888

First Friday Special: $5 wine specials and half price lite bites

LGBT nightclub featuring dance music, drag shows, and live entertainment

The London Bridge Pub

110 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 838-6633
Hours: 11:30am-2:00am

First Friday Special: Free dessert with purchase of an entree

Great pub grub and pints with sun trap patio

The Morning Times Cafe

10 E Hargett St
view website
(919) 836-1204
Hours: 6:30 am - 11 pm

First Friday Special: Live music and art market

Coffeehouse and gallery serving locally roasted coffees, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches

My Way Tavern

522 St Mary's St
view website
(919) 900-8273
Hours: Open until 2:00am

First Friday Special: Draft beer and drink specials and 25% off appetizers

Gathering place with full bar and over 20 beers on tap serving all American food

Riddle Raleigh

314 S Blount St
view website
(919) 891-9920

First Friday Special: Free appetizer when you buy two entrees

Activity filled bar & restaurant with frequent themed nights

Sono

319 Fayetteville St, # 101
view website
(919) 521-5328

First Friday Special: Half price off selected bottles of wine and sake

Japanese restaurant with a vibrant interior, tasty sushi and impeccable service

Tama Cafe

401 Fayetteville St, #103
view website
(919) 561-6271

First Friday Special: Special events featuring local artists and vendors

An alternative to the mundane, focusing on lite bites and flavorful teas sourced from all over the world 

Tapworks

222 Glenwood Ave, # 109
view website
(919) 977-0191
Hours: Fri (2 pm-midnight)

First Friday Special: 25 cents/oz on select craft beers and 99 cents/oz on all wines

Raleigh's pour-your-own experience serving craft beer, cider, wine, and cocktails

Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St
view website
(919) 881-8333

First Friday Special: Belly dancers, Greek Bouzouki, and music along with seasonal cocktails and special dinner entrees

Greek Night celebrations with entertainment from 8:30pm- close.

Tonbo Ramen

211 S Wilmington St
view website
(919) 977-3625

First Friday Special: $4 buns - pork belly, lamb, and veggie

Ramen restaurant serving homemade broths and fresh noodles. Upstairs, enjoy our Izakaya Japanese small plate bar with unique cocktails full sake selection.

Trophy Tap & Table

225 S Wilmington St
view website
(919) 424-7817

First Friday Special: $6 Mini Flights: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife, and Cloud Surfer

Featuring North Carolina Artists rotating monthly to showcase mediums from painting to photography, focusing on wide ranging topics, and conversations

Tuscan Blu

327 W Davie St, # 108
view website
(919) 834-5707

First Friday Special: 10% off any wine purchase

Authentic Italian restaurant

Vidrio

500 Glenwood Ave, # 100
view website
(919) 803-6033

First Friday Special: Monthly cocktail events

Weaver Street Market

404 W Hargett St
view website
(919) 429-7800

First Friday Special: Varies monthly

First Friday events are held on the Dillon Patio.

Woody's at City Market

205 Wolfe St
view website
(919) 833-3000
Hours: 11 am - 2 am

First Friday Special: $4 Bartender's Choice | $5 Tito's | 1/2 priced appetizers 4-6pm

Neighborhood tavern offering entertainment, outstanding drink specials, and bar fare

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

201 S Boylan Ave
view website
(984) 200-1189

First Friday Special: Varies monthly

Zambrero

1 Glenwood Ave, #105
view website
(919) 863-2561

First Friday Special: Buy one burrito or bowl and get the second of equal or lesser value for free

Fresh, healthy Mexican food on a mission to help end world hunger

311 Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 594-1944
Hours: Open until 9:30 pm

Gallery featuring 30+ working artists with regional artist exhibitions monthly

Artspace

201 E Davie St
view website
(919) 821-2787
Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Visual art center with artist studios, exhibitions, and educational programs

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

409 W Martin St
view website
(919) 261-5920
Hours: 6pm - 10pm

First Friday Special: Free admission from 4 pm - 10 pm

Exhibitions, make and take art, DJs, food trucks, and more!

The Carter Building

22 Glenwood Ave
view website
Hours: 6:30 pm-10 pm

A collection of art studios, retailers, and service providers

The Centerpiece

719 N Person St
(919) 838-8580

Exceptional fine art, custom framing, and art consulting services

The City Gallery

118 S Person St
view website

Vintage Church's gallery hosts art exhibitions and serves artists

City Market Artist Collective

300 Blake St
(919) 219-5612
Hours: 6-9pm

Art happening space- art displays, creation, teaching, demonstrations, and lectures. (Opening January 2020)

Gallery C

540 N Blount St
view website
(919) 828-3165
Hours: 12 pm - 9 pm

Contemporary and historic NC artwork and fine picture framing services

Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 W Cabarrus St
view website
Hours: 6 pm - 9 pm

Cutting Edge gallery featuring original fine art and open studios

Local Color Gallery

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 819-5995
Hours: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Co-op of women artistsans in fine art, glass, functional pottery, sculpture, and jewelry

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St
view website
(919) 896-7503
Hours: 6pm - 8pm

A full-service fine art gallery

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
view website
(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Studio R.E.D.

311 W Martin St
view website
(919) 395-6877

Working artist studio and gallery

V L Rees Gallery

311 W Martin St, # 8
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(919) 345-2076

Contemporary realism and beyond

Apex Outfitter and Board Co.

23 W Hargett St
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(919) 977-1077

First Friday Special: Drinks and deals on select merchandise plus events

Local outdoor adventure store selling high quality brands

The Art of Style

21 W Hargett St
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Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Modern, chic men's and women's boutique showcasing an artist of the month

Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle

323 Blake St
(919) 900-7526

First Friday Special: 10% off with First Friday mention 10% off store with First Friday mention

Explore home decor and furnishings, from inviting living spaces to modern decor, welcoming dining rooms and beyond. Global minimalist boutique, home decor, and unique gifts

Brovelli Oils, Vinegars & Gifts

300 Blake St, # 300
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(919) 977-8164

First Friday Special: 10% off all store items

High quality infused olive oils, wine balsamic vinegar, and more

Capitol Smoke

215 W Martin St
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(919) 916-5966

First Friday Special: 25% off glass

Glass art from national and local artists, wall art, and the finest imported cigars

DECO Raleigh

207 South Salisbury St
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(919) 828-5484
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Refreshments, entertainment, and meet the artists

Unique, local smart: items to decorate your life

Dogwood Country Club

301 W Cabarrus St, # 201
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(919) 327-9707

First Friday Special: 20% off retail merchandise (some exclusions apply)

Urban golf facility equipped with TrackMan radar technology and owned and operated by a Class A PGA professional

The Flourish Market

307 W Martin St
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(984) 202-5035
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 20% off

Your purchase spreads dignity across the globe

Quercus Studio

201 S Salisbury St
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(919) 960-1355

Jewelry workshop and gallery

Raleigh Denim Workshop + Curatory

319 W Martin St, # 100
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(919) 917-8969
Hours: 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm

First Friday Special: Curated experiences in Raleigh Denim Workshop every month!

Raleigh Denim Workshop is an American enterprise / art project / romantic adventure started by Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko.

The Raleigh Wine Shop

126 Glenwood Ave
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(919) 803-5473
Hours: 11 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: 10% off bottle purchases from the WineStation and/or tasting wines to drink on-site or to go

Fine wine and provisions

Retro Modern Furnishings

300 W Hargett St, # 24
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(984) 444-9240
Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: Sip beverages and meet local artists; 10% off select merchandise

Specializing in customizable handmade and original mid-century modern furniture plus housewares and accessories made in small batches by independent designers

Short Walk Wines

123 E Martin St
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First Friday Special: $8 glasses of wine

Join us for a wine special and to meet the artist of the month

Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store

329 Blake St
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(919) 977-6529
Hours: 10 am - 9 pm

First Friday Special: Rotating specials from product discounts to free stuff and a free treat buffet

The best dog & cat supplies at the best prices

Urban Outfitters

400 W Martin St
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(919) 296-8447

First Friday Special: 10% off full price merchandise for UO Rewards Members

Lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding

WHITE of Raleigh

307 Blake St
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Hours: 6-9pm

First Friday Special: 10% off purchase at first bridal appointment

Couture bridal boutique that's intimate and all about the bride