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For Immediate Release                                                    September 30, 2015
Explore: Venues Stay Open for First Friday on October 2nd to Showcase the Local Creative Community

Greensboro, N.C. – The public is invited to discover Downtown Greensboro and its creative community on Friday, October 2, 2015. First Friday is a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Greensboro’s galleries, shops and alternative venues that participate with specially programmed arts events with extended hours (until 9:00 p.m.) on the first Friday of every month. Look for green balloons outside of venues to denote First Friday participation. All events are free and scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

First Friday is a collaborative program led by Downtown Greensboro Inc. in partnership with ArtsGreensboro. For further information and to see who's participating, visit First Friday on the DGI website and connect with us on DGI’s Facebook, ( Twitter ( and Instagram (@downtowngsoinc) pages for updates.


Bliss & Co. - 238 S. Elm Street:

Bliss & Co Downtown is proud to partner with Paul Mitchell & Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that focuses on prevention & early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Join us as we raise awareness for this cause. Our event will include pink extensions and hair chalk to raise funds for the foundations mentioned above. We'll also have cocktails, giveaways and more!

Chakras Spa & Salon - 229 S. Elm Street:

Chakras Spa and Salon invites you to our monthly gallery crawl. 10 artists have been invited to create artwork on skateboards. There will also be a showing of private collection from our owner, Timothy. Musical guest DJ SK. Complimentary refreshments and libations will be provided by Castle Catering. Schedule a future appointment for our spa or salon while attending the event and receive a 15% discount.

Co//ab – 229 N Greene St:

Stop by co//ab during First Friday to see what co-working is all about. We will be giving tours and answering questions about the space.

Elsewhere - 606 S. Elm Street:

Stop in and play at Elsewhere on First Friday where you’ll be part of an ongoing experiment of people, places, and things. 

Greenhill – 200 N. Davie Street:

Presented by High Point Bank - Join us for First Friday and live music by the Raving Knaves from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The Raving Knaves are an original rock-n-roll band based in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

International Civil Rights Museum – 134 South Elm Street:

As part of our First Friday production, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum welcomes students from neighboring colleges to learn about and celebrate their school’s participation in the Greensboro F.W. Woolworth’s sit-in; a movement that changed America. 

Just Be - 352 S. Elm Street:

Aida Brodt has an incredible story: she came to the United States from Russia in the late 90's and is now living in High Point. She knits scarves and gloves from alpaca wool and also makes bags from upholstered fabrics. Aida has been selling in Just Be for 5 years and she will be with us for the First Friday in October and we would love for you to come and share a night getting to know this amazing woman!

Reggae @ VybzNation - 219 W. Lewis Street:

Did you know there's an authentic Reggae club in the Triad? Enjoy the islands from the front patio, where you’ll hear the sounds of the Caribbean—Roots, Rock, Reggae @ VybzNation at the end of the Railyard.

Triad Stage – 232 S. Elm Street:

Come by this First Friday to see Richard Petty’s official show car parked outside of our theater! You can also stop by to see the set being built for our next production, Deathtrap. 

Urban Grinder Art and Coffee House - 116 N. Elm Street:

Join us on First Friday October 2nd for "Sprayday" a Solo Art show by Durham NC Artist Tony Waldron. Tony is also a graduate of UNCG.

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