First Friday presented by Fulton Bank

January 1–December 6
2024
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: 4 pm to 9 pm

Join us on the first Friday of each month for exhibition openings, artist studio tours, markets, and stunning views of the Delaware River.

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  First Friday dates: January 5, February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6.

Review the full lineup:

Sistah Soul Series
The Sistah Soul Series is a free, live music event featuring local independent vocal artists from diverse musical genres. It is hosted by Shekhinah B . of The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. Join us every First Friday now through November.

Opening: GrioXArts presents “Expansions”
Multimedia artist DuiJi Mshinda’s solo exhibition, “Expansions,” celebrates creative resilience through abstraction and digital collage. The opening reception will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm in Studio 3.

Opening of “Phantastic Phibers” Exhibition juried by Bonnie MacAllister
Join us for the opening reception of “Phantastic Phibers,” which celebrates textiles and fiber arts. The reception on July 5 during First Friday will take place from 5 pm to 8 pm. Fiber-inspired performances by Na Koikoi, Aziza Zenzile Kebeg, Stephanie Durann, Courtney Bambrick, Lora Bloom, and Joann Sherrow (Tic-Tac-Oh / Joan Silver) will be provided.

Walk Around Philadelphia Printmaking Workshop
Come make your own unique handmade letterpress map of the Philadelphia perimeter and Delaware River watershed during First Fridays from 4 pm to 9 pm  – it’s FREE, easy and takes just a few minutes.

Art History Paint and Sip with Amy Kelly (Studio 13)
Learn about a famous painter and then create art inspired by their work. Cost: $40. The workshop takes place from 7 pm – 9 pm. 18+ Learn more and register by emailing Amy at 47earrings@gmail.com.

Artist and Artisans Market
Support local artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs at the Artist and Artisans Market. Pick up one-of-a-kind finds at this one-stop shopping experience.

Open Studios
You can also see the Pier’s resident artists at work in their studios and purchase original artwork.

Concessions
Enjoy bites and sips from our local food vendors and discounted items during the Happy Hour on the Waterfront, which runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Know Before You Go: 
As you plan your next visit to the Delaware River Waterfront, here is what you need to know before you go: