Downtown Greenville springs into action Friday, May 3rd 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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May First Friday ArtWalk Happenings:

Emerge Gallery & Art Center- Rock the Bus: Pitt County Public Schools K-12 Art Teacher Exhibition & Opening Reception

(10% Off in the Sales Gallery)

Greenville Museum of Art- Pitt Community College Visual Arts Portfolio Exhibition & Opening Reception

(10% Off in the Gift Shop)

Pitt Street Brewing Company- Grad Fest with live music from Thankfully Dead (Grateful Dead cover band) and art on display and for sale

Emerald City Collective- Vintage Thrift Resale

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

ECU's Wellington B. Gray Gallery- ECU Student Exhibition: Illustration Majors


ECU Burroughs Gallery- Fragments by Kimberly Cusack

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- Artist Market & Live Music

The Holistic Co.- Artist Market & Live Music

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- 

Alley Cat Records- Live Music TBA

5th Street Hardware Restaurant & Taproom- Jake Mitchell & Landon Benton (7pm - 10pm)

Aji- Live Jazz Music (6pm - 9pm)

Christy's Euro Pub- Sometimes Lions (8pm - until)

Nash Hot Chicken- Big Sam

Enjoy Specials at Participating Businesses

Sidebar Drinkery + Kitchen- $4 NC Draft Beers

Emerald Express Fall 2023

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!


May ArtWalk Emerald Express Route Map Below:

ArtWalk May 2024 Map

Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 First Friday ArtWalk Dates:

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!