First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s galleries, studios, alternative art venues, and museums.

First Friday at VAE is from 6-10pm.  For detailed information about other venues, please visit the First Friday Raleigh website.

Many of the participating restaurants and retailers have specials. Look for the First Friday Flags or pick up a map. Parking can be tricky downtown, so VAE recommends using the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Parking Map to find a spot nearby or taking the free R-Line circulator around town.