Downtown Greenville springs into action Friday, April 5th from 5pm - 8pm for the Downtown Greenville First Friday ArtWalk!

Take a self-guided walking tour, or catch a FREE ride on the Emerald Express Trolley to quickly get from stop to stop to view local, regional, and national artist’s work, enjoy live music, eat some delicious food, sip some local brews, and so much more! 

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April First Friday ArtWalk Happenings:

Emerge Gallery & Art Center- 

Opening Reception: ECU MFA & BFA Exhibitions

"Memories Made of Stone" by Emily Booker (Metals Design, MFA)

"24 Años" by Erick Islas-Hernandez (Photography, BFA)

"Family Album" by Asjah Keech (Photography, BFA)

(10% Off in the Sales Gallery)

Greenville Museum of Art-  

Odyssey 1095: ECU MFA Candidates Opening Reception & Artist Talks

-6:00pm Loraine Scalamoni, “Capturing Essence”

-6:30pm Chris Zidek, “Futurity”

-7:00pm Lee Turner, “Degrowth & Design”

(10% Off in the Gift Shop)

Pitt Street Brewing Company- Pint Sized Artist Market

Emerald City Collective- Vintage Thrift Resale

ECU Joyner Library's Faulkner Gallery- The Photography of Bayard Wootten

ECU Student Center's Dasha Efird Little Student Art Gallery- Graphic Design Shows: Junior Exhibition by Cat Normoyle, Senior Show by Dan Elliott

Dickinson Avenue Farmers & Makers Market- Open to shop products from local farmer, artists, and makers from within 50 miles of Greenville-Pitt County!

Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions- Art of Divination

The Art Lab at NC Museum of Natural Sciences- First Friday Artist Market

The Holistic Co.- Artist Market & Music

Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church- Friday Night Hoedown

Experience Our Live Music Scene

From stages at local venues and listening rooms to the streets- you can find music on every corner in Downtown Greenville! 

ECU Proctor Yongue House- Artwork by Angela Wells & Music by New Carolina Synfonia

Alley Cat Records- Featured Artwork by David Fernandez, Live Music from LA Fernandez & Shady Neighbor and James Beale Trio (5pm - 9pm)

5th Street Hardware Restaurant & Taproom- Jake Mitchell & Noah Cobb (7pm -10pm)

Aji- Live Jazz Music (6pm - 9pm)

Christy's Euro Pub- Lipbone Redding (8pm - 11pm)

Nash Hot Chicken- Jessica Golden

Nash Studios- Cam Wehunt

Enjoy Specials at Participating Businesses

Sidebar Drinkery + Kitchen- $4 NC Draft Beers

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Hitch a Ride on the Emerald Express

The FREE Emerald Express Trolley will now be running from 5pm - 8pm during all Downtown Greenville First Friday ArtWalks! Hop aboard our scenic trolley tour circulating through Downtown Greenville from Dickinson Avenue to ECU’s Main Campus, making a full ArtWalk route loop approximately every 20 minutes or so. You can hop on and off any stop!

Make a Night of it at Dickinson Avenue After Dark

Eastern North Carolina’s quirkiest beer festival also returns this week! Downtown Greenville Partnership and PiCASO are hosting Dickinson Avenue After Dark Presented by Orthopaedics East this Friday, April 5 from 7pm -  10pm on 8th Street between Dickinson Ave. & Washington St. Enjoy the Downtown Greenville First Friday ArtWalk from 5pm - 8pm, then head down to Dickinson Avenue for a few more hours of fun and sampling from Eastern NC food trucks, along with craft breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, and more!

Please Note: For the April ArtWalk, the Emerald Express Trolley route will detour around the Dickinson Avenue Streetscape Project road closures, and be making a stop at the Dickinson Avenue After Dark craft beverage & food festival on 8th Street in the Dickinson Avenue Arts District! No alcohol is allowed on the trolley.

April ArtWalk Emerald Express Route Map Below:

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 First Friday ArtWalk Dates:

May 3rd | June 7th

July & August- No First Friday ArtWalk for Summer!

September 6th | October 4th | November 8th

December 6th- Holiday First Friday ArtWalk

Discover work from new and local creatives sharing their passions at museums, galleries, restaurants, breweries, and more!