Art lovers browse the galleries on Aviles Street at the Friday Night Art Walk in St. Augustine, FL

First Friday Art Walk

A monthly cornucopia of creative art exhibited throughout St. Augustine's art galleries.

First Friday of each month | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk

(904) 373-8697

Downtown St. Augustine.
1 Cathedral St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

The next First Friday Art Walk is Friday, May 3, 2024.

On the first Friday of every month, more than 25 art galleries open their doors and welcome visitors to browse their latest exhibits. This cooperative open house showcases the variety of artwork in St. Augustine's art galleries. The exhibits include traditional art and contemporary pieces by local and national artists working in oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles, and metal. Many featured artists are on hand to answer questions about their work.

This monthly event occurs every first Friday, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., throughout St. Augustine's historic downtown area, particularly along King, St. George, and Aviles Streets. Galleries in the Uptown region and on Anastasia Island are also open for First Friday.

This event is sponsored by The St. Augustine Art Association, an artistic association of diverse and eclectic art galleries in the nation's oldest city.

See an interactive map of the event here.

April's Featured Artists: Tracy Lavely

Presented by: PAStA Gallery 

PAStA Gallery presents local acrylic palette knife artist Tracy Lavely during April's First Friday Art Walk.  Originally from Indianapolis, Lavely attributes her passion for art to her upbringing and her artist mother. She pursues her love for painting through beach and coastal themes carefully painted with a palette knife technique.

What's happening during the First Friday Art Walk in April?

  • St. Augustine Art Association presents two exhibits beginning on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Spring Members Art Show exhibit invites visitors to revel in the city's rich art scene, from oil on canvas to sculptures and fiberworks. The second exhibit, The All-County Middle School Art Show, showcases art of different mediums by children in grades 6-8.
  • Other galleries open new exhibits on First Friday that stay up throughout the month for viewing during regular business hours.

The May First Friday Art Walk is a Romanza 2024 event.

First Friday Art Walk Concert

Cathedral Basilica in downtown St. Augustine

This monthly organ recital begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public and art walk participants. The First Friday Art Walk Concert at Cathedral Basilica is free; however, donations are appreciated. The Cathedral Basilica posts updates about these concerts on its website. 

What do I need to know about parking and admission?

Admission: Free

When: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. (Not every gallery stays open until 9:00 p.m.)

Where: All through Historic Downtown and Anastasia Island.

Old Town Trolley tours gives visitors a chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery in St. Augustine, Florida.

Art Walk Shuttle: Old Town Trolley provides free shuttle service from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk for the February through November events. Those who wish to use the service can pick up shuttle stickers at any art gallery. The shuttle stops at the Old Town Trolley stops at Hypolita Street, Cathedral Place, Lightner Museum, and San Sebastian Winery. In addition, during First Friday, the shuttle stops in front of Butterfield and ArtBox, at the Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum, and on Anastasia Island.

See a map for the First Friday shuttle stops here.

There is no shuttle service for First Friday events in December and January.

Parking: Parking is available at the San Sebastian Winery, as well as downtown at metered spots and paid lots, and the City Parking Garage. As of Monday, November 6, 2023 paid parking hours are extended from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Find more information on parking in St. Augustine here.

Participating Galleries

Anastasia Island District

Flagler District

Historic Art District

Mainland District

Ponce De Leon Boulevard District

San Sebastian District

St. George District

Uptown District

First Friday Art Walk

(904) 373-8697

Downtown St. Augustine.
1 Cathedral St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.