First Friday

Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, has grown into one of the most popular monthly events in the city of Buffalo. Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 pm, when Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

Upcoming First Friday Events

March 1, 2019 CLICK for Facebook event or see full list of events below.

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First Friday March 1, 2019

In like a lion, out like a lamb! We’re rolling through winter with our second First Friday event. With our regular programming of galleries, restaurants and bars we hope to make a better connected experience for all who visit our wonderful Allentown neighborhood.

Gallery Programming:

Trend Up / MS Eye Candy / Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk & 3rd Year Anniversary: Come celebrate our 3rd year in business during Allentown’s First Friday Gallery Walk. We were established on March 1, 2016 when we opened our first location inside the Market Arcade in downtown Buffalo. We quickly outgrew that small space and moved into our current location on May 1, 2018 along with MS Eye Candy Boutique.
We’ll be offering 30% OFF all winter gear this day only and some tasty wine as well.

Caffèology / Femmes, Flowers, and Fingers new artwork by Chelsea Black: In this series, I have taken scraps from past years of work and used it to construct representations of fingerprints of people near to me. Using scrap material has always been an interest of mine, I love the practice of taking what could potentially be waste or trash and reimagining it as the most magical potential I see in it. One focus of mine is on our impact as a people and my hope that we can utilize the things we already have whenever we can, minimizing waster and maximizing creativity. For the first time in my glass work, I have used resin to encase the glass, rather than the standard methods of copper foil and solder or lead came between each piece. I enjoy the way the resin allows both a more intricate design potential while also allowing more light to come through the work itself.



Starlight Studio and Art Gallery / Automatic: Artwork of Jen Ryan, Shirley French, Sonya Lewis: AUTOMATIC: A Side-By-Each Exhibition featuring the artwork of Jennifer Ryan, Shirley French, & Sonya Lewis.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 1st, 2019: 6-9pm
On-view through April 12th, 2019
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm


Unity of Buffalo / First Fridays at Unity Gallery: Unity Gallery is happy to announce we will be participating in FIRST FRIDAYS beginning March 1st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm!

Be sure to stop in and see this awesome space that highlights several different Western New York artists! Your hosts, Anna Marie Sinatra & Betsy Rados, are looking forward to greeting you and sharing all the latest and greatest news!
1243 Delaware Ave., parking lot in back of building, enter FRONT DOOR, (right next door to BryLyn).

First Friday After Party:

Community Beer Works / First Friday After Party: At 8 pm we’ll kickoff the official after party of the Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk!

DJ Dante Velour will start the night with performances from The Stripteasers Buffalo to follow. An opening act will be announced soon!

The Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk starts at 6pm and features a variety of local art galleries and gift shops in neighboring Allentown. Our 7th Street taproom is minutes away, easily accessible by foot, bike or ride sharing. Spend your evening exploring the visual tapestry of Allentown, followed by artful performances in our taproom.

It’s all happening at 520 7th Street, just steps from Allentown!