First Friday, now a popular Williamsport tradition in its 17th year, is a community event that truly celebrates the arts. Its aim is to foster Williamsport’s well-deserved reputation as the cultural heart of North Central Pennsylvania by showcasing artists and their work, while also offering live music, entertainment and special events in a family-friendly atmosphere. Many of our wonderful downtown shops stay open late, and we invite you to enjoy our fantastic restaurants and pubs, too. In addition to the live, outdoor music & entertainment on Pine Street, you’ll also find outstanding live music in almost all of our downtown pubs & clubs. Co-hosted by the Williamsport Business Association and the Lycoming Arts Council, downtown comes alive during our First Friday celebrations … and we welcome you to join the fun, enjoy the atmosphere and soak up some fabulous art!

SPECIAL FIRST FRIDAY PROGRAMS

Pine Street & West Fourth Street Arts Fest

During First Fridays, Pine Street between West Fourth & North Streets is closed to traffic (April through October), and artists can set up, show or sell their work on Pine Street and West Fourth Street from 5pm to 9pm for a $10 donation. The Pine Street Arts Fest in April & October is subject to weather conditions. Artists can have a six-foot table or a three-panel display and a chair, but no booths, tents or food are allowed under our permit.

To be a part of First Friday contact Suzette at Patinaz by calling 570-321-1944 or emailing firstfriday@williamsportpa.org. Artists & crafters can sign up until 5pm on any First Friday and must be signed up and have an assigned spot to be covered under our permit. Vendors who preregister by the Wednesday before First Friday are guaranteed the same spot.

CollegeTown Gallery at The Community Arts Center

Hosting unique art from one college student each month. Work is displayed at the Community Arts Center located at 220 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport.

Ch’art : Children’s Art Gallery at Plankenhorn Stationery

Plankenhorn’s Stationery, located at 144 West Fourth Street, exhibits art work from local elementary schools.

St-art : Student Art Gallery at the Genetti Hotel

Hosting unique art from local high school students. Works are displayed in the lobby of the historic Genetti Hotel at 200 West Fourth Street.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES & LOCATIONS

Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Company
400 Pine Street │ 570-478-0043Barrel 135
135 West Third Street │ 570-322-7131

The Brickyard
343 Pine Street, Suite #3 | 570-322-3339

Bullfrog Brewery
229 West Fourth Street | 570-326-4700

Community Arts Center
220 West Fourth Street │ 570-326-2424

Community Theater League
100 West Third Street | 570-327-1720

Converge Gallery
140 West Fourth Street │ 570-435-7080

AMC Classic Cinema Center
300 West Fourth Street | 570-262-3222

Dirty Dogs Studio
146 West Fourth Street | 570-337-2973

The Gallery at Penn College
1 College Avenue │ 570-326-3761

The Genetti Hotel
200 West Fourth Street | 570-326-6600

The Genetti Taphouse
200 West Fourth Street │ 570-433-3831

The Glaze to Be
201 Basin Street #10 | 570-322-7967

Gold Leaf Frame Shop
201 Basin Street | 570-323-4854

Guitarley’s
40 West Fourth Street | 570-220-6085

Gustonian Gifts
357 Pine Street │ 570-322-3242

Harvest Emporium & Gallery
46½ West Fourth Street │ 570-321-9900

James V. Brown Library
19 East Fourth Street │ 570-326-0536

Julie’s Coffee
33 West Third Street │ 570-327-9527

Le Chocolat
420 Pine Street │ 570-322-5544

Lycoming College Art Gallery
25 West Fourth Street | 570-321-4002

Lycoming College Lynn Science Center
700 College Place | 570-321-4000

Lycoming County Visitors Information Center
102 West Fourth Street | 570-327-7700

The Madd Potter
382 Pine Street | 570-447-8657

Otto Bookstore
107 West Fourth Street | 570-326-5764

The Pajama Factory
1307 Park Avenue │ 570-323-7650

Patinaz Jewelry
38 West Fourth Street │ 570-447-8959

Peter Herdic House Restaurant
407 West Fourth Street │ 570-322-0165

Plankenhorn Stationery
144 West Fourth Street │ 570-326-2676

The Stonehouse
343 Pine Street #2 | 570-322-3344

Thomas Taber Museum
858 West Fourth Street │ 570-326-3326

Uptown Music Collective
144 West Third Street | 570-329-0888

WASD Baskin Gallery
2990 West Fourth Street | 570-323-8411

Wine & Design
357 Market Street | 570-846-0993

Woodlands Bank
213 West Fourth Street │ 570-321-1600

Are you interested in participating in First Friday?

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