First Friday Events

Outdoor First Friday

Corner of West Fourth and Pine streets.

First Friday outside on Pine and Fourth streets will feature music by students from the Williams-port Area School District.

James V. Brown


19 E. Fourth St.

6 p.m.

First Friday in May at The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., presents singer-songwriter Christopher Carithers performing an acoustic set of original material backed by his friends Steve Belcher, Steve Catania and Joel Rook.

Carithers, a rust-belt writer and self-taught guitarist, is a life-long lover of roots rock, modal jazz and improvisational performance.

Upright bassist Steve Belcher is a world class bluegrass player and member of the international touring group the Hickory Project ( Featured on mandolin is Steve Catania, a well-respected member of instrumental bands like central PA’s Little Paris Jazz Trio.

Joel Rook on piano is an electronic producer and Williamsport native.

Carithers and friends will appear at 6 p.m. at the library in the Rotunda Room, just inside the front vestibule of the Fourth Street entrance, easily accessible from the street.

For more information, go to or call the library at 326-0536. For more about Carithers, go to www. christophercarithers .com.

Harvest Artisan

Cooperative and Gallery

46.5 W. Fourth St.

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Freshen up your walls with original, local art this spring. While visiting from Portland, Ore, Williamsport native Erin LaCerra will host a spring art sale May First Friday at the Harvest Artisan Cooperative & Gallery. All original paintings and prints will be available at incredibly discounted rates. Take advantage of this one-time-only sale.

For more information about the artist and her work, please visit LaCerra.

Converge Gallery

140 W. Fourth St.

6 to 9 p.m.

“Uprising”: a showcase of new and major works by Converge Gallery’s stable of eight represented artists. This is the first time these artists have exhibited as a group: Mike Cockrill, Johnny Romeo, Ryan Hewett, Jeremiah Johnson, Clockworkbox, Liz Parrish, Matthew Rose and Howard Tran.

Bullfrog Brewery

229 W. Fourth St.

10 p.m.

Family FUNKtion & the Sitar Jam. It will be free to the public.

Woodlands Bank

213 W. Fourth St.

5 to 8 p.m.

Gene Dobbs: Fly Line Art.

Community Theatre League

100 W. Third St.

7:30 p.m.

CTL will present the hilarious British Comedy “Cash on Delivery.”


400 Pine St.

5 to 8 p.m.

Book-signing with local author Casey Fry. Brand new selection of jewelry. Don’t forget about Mom.

Otto Book Store

107 W. Fourth St.

5 to 8 p.m.

Denise Kaminsky will be signing her books. Kaminsky has written two picture books about the Nittany Lion – perfect for the youngest Penn State fans.

ST’Art Gallery@Genetti

200 W. Fourth St.

6 to 8 p.m.

May featured artists: Micah Polk and Cody Bacon from Williamsport Area High School.


144 W. Fourth St.

6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery will feature student work from Stevens Elementary School. Ed Jonasen, art educator.

Pajama Factory

1307 Park Ave.

6 to 9 p.m.

Visit the Pajama Factory for a First Friday celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday for multiple gallery events, grand openings, shows and open studios – more than 20 factory artists will open their doors for the evening.

Gallery Events: Local artist Jenn Johnson will show her installation piece, titled “Collections,” in Gallery 27.

The opening reception of John McKaig’s solo exhibition, “Only the Present and the Future,” will be held in the Studio 10 Gallery. “Sustainable Architecture,” an exhibition presented by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s building science and sustainable design students, will be held in Lobby 7.

A mixed-media and photo exhibition by Meghan Williamson, “Missing Pieces: Abandoned and Discarded,” will be hosted by Pennsylvania Photographic Workshops near studio six.

Alabaster Coffee

Roaster and Tea Co.

410 Pine St.

7 p.m.

Art by Origins Art Space. Music by Dylan Jane of Philadelphia.

Peter Herdic House

407 W. Fourth St.

James Cresko: new landscapes in oil.

Gustonian Gifts

357 Pine St.

6 p.m.

Aimee started spray painting glass a couple of months ago just as something different to light candles in. Then the idea came to her that she could sell them so that other people could enjoy the many colors and patterns. There are many variations to choose from and also ones for Summer, Fall, the Holidays and many many more. This artist hopes everyone who sees her pieces will enjoy them as much as her family and friends do-including herself.

Collegetown Gallery at the Community Arts Center

220 W. Fourth St.

6 to 9 p.m.

The Collegetown Gallery of May’s First Friday would like to introduce Christopher Cosgrove, a senior at PCT. Chris will be exhibiting his photography entitled “Dystopia.” His photos offer a look into our dehumanized miodern society using distant landscapes and haptic framing. Collegetown Gallery exhibits can be seen each First Friday of the month in the front lobby of the Community Arts Center.