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February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Relax. Play. Shop. Stay.
Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants. Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.
Woskob Family Gallery presents Rosemarie Fiore
A free workshop for all ages at the Woskob Family Gallery during First Friday, starting at 5pm!
Join us for February First Friday with New York City-based artist and museum educator Rosemarie Fiore! Fiore will lead a STEAM–based workshop for all ages in which participants use art and engineering principles to create their own drawing tools. Come build with us and see what your drawing tool can do and take it home with you at the end of the night! First Friday activities are always free and suitable for all ages, with refreshments served.
The Woskob Family Gallery, located on Allen Street in downtown State College, is a space for contemporary arts, culture and community engagement, sponsored by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture. For more information, visit woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu.
Fused Glass Class at The Makery
Join The Makery for a First Friday Fused Glass event Friday February 7th from 6:00-8:00. Each participant will create an original fused glass pendant or ring while sipping on a complimentary beverage in the artful and inspiring Makery space!
East Coast Swing Workshop at the Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop
Join Caitlin Osborne and Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop for spirited lesson in East Coast Swing.
East Coast is an offspring of America’s most enduring partner dance, the Lindy Hop – an American original created by African American dancers at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City. This workshop is a chance to celebrate Black History Month, all while learning a fun and friendly social dance.
Bring a partner, a friend, or come on your own. Dances are taught with “lead” and “follow” parts, so same gender pairs are more than welcome.
No experience necessary. Beginners and all ages welcome. Workshop is $15/admission, $10/students, $8/current CPDW students. Dance shoes or socks required – NO street shoes may be worn on the dance floor!
First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors
First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors is always a blast! Enjoy refreshments and kids activities from KidTech!
First Friday at Hotel State College
First Friday Artist of the Month Open Reception at the DSCID office
Join us at the Downtown State College Improvement District office from 5:00-8:00 pm to view our new artist of the months artwork! It will be displayed for the months of February and March.
First Friday at The State Theatre
Join us Friday, February 7th from 5-7 pm for First Friday at The State Theatre. Local artist Ben Saggese will be displaying his work and holding a reception open to the public. We will also have live music provided by the Fraser Street Saxes.
X|O Party for First Friday
A First Friday event with Valentine’s Day in mind! Join Three Little Birds Boutique in preparing for V-Day with a Valentine’s capsule collection, giveaways and sales, champagne, and more!
First Friday: Ruth Kazez Art Exhibit
The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Ruth Kazez during First Friday! Stop by to view her original artwork and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.
First Friday at 3 Dots Downtown
3 Dots Downtown will have an emerging artist event, featuring Anchor&Arrow and coffee and tea from Saints Cafe!
Art Alliance Gallery Downtown
The Art Alliance will be featuring the work of senior Drawing and Painting Students at Penn State. This Friday the student is Rebecca Poarch and her show is titled “All This and More”.
First Friday Discount at The Candy Shop
Visit the The Candy Shop during First Friday and receive 15% Off everything in the store!