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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

First Friday 2023 dates:
January 6th
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
June 2nd (Pride)
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th
November 3rd
December 1st
First Friday Participating Shops and Galleries

Allentown East of Delaware:

The Petal Pusher – 15 Allen Street
Incarnata – 19 Allen Street
Sasmita Batik – 43 Allen Street
Buffalo Barkery – 47 Allen Street
Pine Apple Company – 65 Allen Street
Paint the Town – 74 Allen Street
The Standard – 76 Allen Street
Buffalo Big Print – 78 Allen Street
MS Eye Candy – 85 Allen Street
French Girl Sunless Tanning – 87 Allen
Allen St Dress Shop – 89 Allen Street
El Museo – 91 Allen Street
WWTD Photography – 93 Allen Street
Trend Up – 95 Allen Street

Allentown West of Delaware:

The Intersection Cafe – 100 Elmwood
Pushy – 104 Elmwood
Hoagie Stop – 220 Allen St
Art Under the Stars – 64 College St
Rivalry Projects – 106 College St
PAUSA Arthouse – 19 Wadsworth St

Locust Street Art – 138 Locust St
Fitz Books – 433 Ellicott Street

Silo City:
Gallery at Duende – 85 Silo City Row

Main Street:
K Art – 808 Main St
BOX Gallery – 667 Main St
CEPA – 617 Main St 2nd Floor
Queen City Gallery – 617 Main S

The Lane on Main 
523 Main Street // 500 Washington Street

Delaware Avenue:

The Hiraeth House – 501 Delaware
barre(tend) – 503 Delaware

Outside of Allentown:

Blossom Buffalo – 320 Grote St.
Undergrounds Cafe – 280 South Park

*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


Like the First Fridays Facebook to get the latest notices for First Friday events, more Gallery openings, musical performances and other happenings!



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