Tonight after 5 p.m. in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, enjoy free access to over 40 art galleries and museums in the area as a part of the city's First Friday celebration. Many venues are hosting the public with beer, wine, appetizers and other sources of entertainment such as live music, giveaways and raffles.
Most of the galleries can be found conveniently close to each other between Front and Third and between Race and Market, so the most difficult part of the night will be finding a parking spot. Once parked, a short stroll from venue to venue provides a free art & culture experience.
Most of the exhibits and open parties run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., but some will be lasting even longer. For example, The Vivant Art Collection will be open from all the way until 10 p.m. with a cultural exhibit celebrating the kickoff of African American History Month.
For an entertaining break from the cold of walking between galleries, DrinkPhilly.com is hosting their monthly First Friday party at 239 Chestnut St., in Unit 2B, and in addition to the local art for display and sale, Milkboy is supplying bites and Long Trail Brewing Company is handing out brews.