Friday, May 2 – Cinco de Mayo

First Friday are a great time to visit Uptown. Enjoy art, food, music and fun along Martinsville’s historic streets. Over 20 galleries, restaurants and shops are open with live music and other events happening on select First Fridays.

First Fridays are always free, self-guided and held rain or shine.

Events by Venue:

Painting + PinotFirst Fridays Painting + Pinot
Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave.
Bring your enthusiasm, some friends and your beverage of choice for First Fridays Painting + Pinot. Explore your creative side in a casual studio environment, while instructor Pepper Martin guides you through creating your own  masterpiece. Ages 21+. Advanced registration required. Register Online >>

Mary Powell15 – 50% Off on Handmade Goods
Studio 107, 105 E. Church St.
Terry Mitchell Woodworking has hand-turned walnut platters for 15% off and Mary Donaldson Powell has framed and unframed watercolors for 50% off.

TWCP BehinD The ScenesBehind-The-Scenes Workshop
Black Box Theatre, 44 Franklin St.
Go behind the scenes of Martinsville community theatre to learn just what it takes to be a TWCP volunteer. Admission free. www.twcp.net.

The Artisan Center

Discounts on Handmade Items
The Artisan Center, 54 W. Church St.
The Artisan Center’s mark down table is full of hand-crafted items! Find scarves, jewelry, glass, aprons, pillows and more.

Daily Grind

Song Writers Showcase
Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe, 303 E. Church St.
From 7:30 − 8:30 pm, join Daily Grind for Song Writers Showcase, an open mic for original music hosted by Dean Smith of Woodall’s Music and Sound. No cover. All ages welcome. Each showcase also features a 10 − 15 minute talk by a local artist whose work will be on display. If you are interested in being a featured artist for the showcase, contact the Daily Grind at 276.632.0035 or by email at dailygrinduptown@gmail.com.

Upcoming First Friday Art Walk Dates

Friday, June 6 – Beach Bash

Friday, July 4 – Independence Day

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