1st Friday in Albany is a monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month, from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city.Since its beginnings in 2006, 1st Friday showcases the many offerings that our capital city has to offer! Each month visitors are able to enjoy a diverse range of activities, which include gallery and exhibit openings, free admission to museums, discounts and specials at area boutiques, restaurants, bars and clubs. Live entertainment is showcased as well at a variety of venues. Participants join together each month to offer visitors a chance to explore, enjoy and support.
1st Friday is administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and coordinated by Tammy Maddalla.
We invite artists, community groups, galleries and businesses to join us in the ongoing effort to ensure that 1st Friday continues to be the premier monthly event in the Capital District.