First Friday Albany

Free and open to the public, First Friday Albany features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month at dozens of galleries, retailers, and nonprofits throughout the City of Albany. First Friday has always provided an economic boost to the city, and organizers are hoping to grow exponentially, especially now after the pandemic, when our artists and small businesses need it the most.

Now expanded to include more neighborhoods within the city limits, First Friday provides multiple ways for businesses, organizations, and artists to participate.

  • Curate art from a local artist in your business or establishment any time of day on First Friday. There is no need to stay open late; we can help connect you with an artist!
  • Provide a discount for services on First Friday, or honor a special menu or discount only available on First Friday.
  • Create your event–get creative! The sky’s the limit!
  • Download logos and over First Friday assets here:

Would you like to participate?  Fill out the Application here!

You’ll be included in our online event listings and featured in various promotions through posters, social media, and the press.

Thank you for helping to make First Friday Albany such a wonderful experience for locals and guests! Please get in touch with [email protected] if you need additional assistance or have any questions.