On the first Friday of each month -- year-round -- Old City's galleries, studios, shops and restaurants open their doors for First Friday, in an epic exhibition of the neighborhood's vibrant arts scene.

Old City Arts Association launched First Friday in 1991 to introduce Philadelphia to the improving neighborhood and the artists and designers who were bringing it back to life.

Two decades later, Old City is a nationally recognized arts destination, named in 2013 as one of the country’s top ArtPlaces by the ArtPlace Foundation.

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Now in its 29th year, First Friday in Old City, Philadelphia continues this month - online!  Old City art galleries will offer digital programming on June 5, 2020.  View art exhibitions, take studio tours, and watch live discussions this First Friday.