Explore the vibrant art scene of neighboring North Beach as this historic and cultural community is showcased the first Friday of each month.  North Beach First Fridays presents the North Beach ever-growing collections of art and entertainment as participating galleries and some businesses stay open until 9pm, offering drinks, live music, poetry, meetings with local artists, and entertainment for the guests.

Although the venues vary each month, the following are the core group of galleries which participate in First Fridays:

Arata Fine Art Gallery450 Columbus Avenue

Canessa Gallery708 Montgomery Street

Focus Gallery1534 Grant Avenue

Craig Fonarow Photography - 527 Columbus Avenue

Gallery 454454 Columbus Avenue

Live Worms1345 Grant Avenue

Macchiarini Creative Designs1544 Grant Avenue

Make Hang Gallery - 450 Green Street

Modern Eden403 Francisco Street

Park and Pond1422 Grant Avenue

Stella Pastry & Cafe446 Columbus Avenue

Sweeties Art Bar - 475 Francisco Street

The Beat Museum540 Broadway

Cykel548 Union Street

The Emerald Tablet - 80 Fresno Street

Plan your visit. Here is a nice resource listing what is planned at each participating venue. Click on the logos for venue information and directions. You can also follow along for the latest updates and schedules on their website or Facebook page.

It’s a great way to spend a warm summer evening outdoors, walking about North Beach and enjoying all that this neighborhood has to offer.

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