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Thursday, August 04, 2011

First Fridays in Lynchburg

Every First Friday in Lynchburg there is a lot going on and it is free(except for the food) and you don't have to even walk if you don't want to as the GLT provides transportation from one location to the next. There are many places open on First Friday. Free parking is available at the Midtown Parking Deck, located at 9th & Commerce Streets.

A typical night includes the ability to visit the following:
  • 921 Main Street Fine Art at 921 Main Street
  • Art-n-soul, A Fine Art Gallery, 548 Oakley Avenue
  • Avenue Arts Studio Gallery, 1206 Rivermont Avenue
  • Beeswax Candle Co. - An Artisan Gallery, 109 13th Street
  • Blackwater Creek Gallery, 845 Belmont Street
  • The Dancing Leaf Gallery, 409 5th Street
  • The Firehouse Gallery, 1210 Rivermont Avenue
  • Hardwicks's, 915 Main Street in the Galleria
  • Light Wings Gallery, 849 Belmont Street
  • Rivermont Gallery and Studio, 1204 Rivermont Avenue
  • Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street
  • The Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Avenue

  • Lynchburg Museum also offers Free Admission for First Friday and this month there will be a special event there:

    Mourning, an outward show of respect for a departed loved one, is a part of history that dates back to before the 15th century. During the Civil War, death touched nearly everyone in Lynchburg and mourning became a way of life. Judi Harvey will be at the Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court Street, for First Friday on August 5 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. dressed in mourning attire, and the public is invited to come experience how people mourned through their dress, jewelry, black ornamentation, and photographs.

    Mourning is also covered in Lynchburg at War: 1861-1865. This new Civil War exhibit, created as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, looks at the impact of the war on the people of the city. Rare artifacts with a Lynchburg connection have been loaned by the Virginia Historical Society, VMI Museum, Museum of the Confederacy, South Carolina Relic Room, Jones Memorial Library, Stonewall Brigade Band and private lenders. On display are flags, cannon, uniforms, women's clothing, early medical instruments, weapons, and many historic photographs.

    The Museum is on the free trolley route that loops between Downtown attractions during First Friday.

    For more information, call 455-6226 or visit Lynchburg Museum, Point of Honor , or the Museum's Facebook page.

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