First Friday

Gallery Exhibits, Local Artists, Food, Music, and Performances 

First Friday happen every month of the year except January. Join us for year round arts from February through December!

NoBo First Friday is a FREE event featuring monthly exhibitions at the Bus Stop Gallery and the NoBo Art Center, open Artist studios, live music, artist demos and special activations in many locations.

Take a self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses, meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, artists and artisans along your stroll through the area.  Pick up a map at the NoBo tent and look for our bright colored flags to find surprises around every corner. First Friday runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the first Friday of the month. 

Things to do: 

  • Visit local artist studios
  • Tour new exhibits
  • Listen to live music
  • Dine at NoBo eateries & food trucks
  • Look for pop up performances
  • Check out the addition of our First Friday Market from May to October in Emerald City

First Friday Artists

Upcoming First Friday Events