First Friday is Back and Ongoing!

First Friday Gallery Walk is ongoing! Join local artists and businesses for our monthly Gallery Walk. First Friday has returned to Allentown with extended business hours and the distinctive browsing and shopping experience that only local businesses can provide.

First Fridays were temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Regular monthly gallery walks resumed May 7, with appropriate social distancing implemented in participating galleries and shops.  Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, is one of the most popular monthly events in the city of Buffalo. Growing from just a handful of galleries to dozens of venues in and adjacent to Allentown, on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 pm, Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction. Select galleries Downtown and in the Elmwood Village also participate in Allentown First Fridays.

First Friday of each month from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

The First Friday 2022 Schedule is:

February 4th

March 4th

April 1st

May 6th

June 3rd

July 8th (second Friday, adjusted for the holiday)

August 5th

September 2nd

October 7th

November 4th

December 2nd

All visitors and vendors are required to operate within mask regulations and social distancing recommended by the CDC. Please follow all rules at each venue to ensure a safe and engaging gallery walk experience.

The following galleries and shops will be open to welcome you:

Allen Street East of Delaware Ave:

Allen Street Dress Shop – 89 Allen Street

Allentown Vibes – 93 Allen Street

Buffalo Barkery – 47 Allen Street

El Museo Gallery – 91 Allen Street

Ms Eye Candy – 85 Allen Street

Pine Apple Company – 65 Allen Street

The Standard – 76 Allen Street

Trend Up – 95 Allen Street

Allen Street West of Delaware:

Allentown Cafe – 220 Allen Street

The Intersection Cafe – 100 Elmwood Avenue

PAUSA Arthouse – 19 Wadsworth St

Rivalry Projects – 106 College St

Delaware Avenue:

The Hiraeth House – 501 Delaware

barre(tend) – 503 Delaware

*Anyone interested in having their space or event listed for First Fridays can DM or email

*Street Closures for events (between Delaware and Main), are contingent upon weather and happens from the months of May until October. Interested vendors should email for further information


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