First Friday October

  • 61 Main St.
  • Bangor, ME 04401

First Fridays in Downtown Bangor is a MUST visit event. This celebration in our historic downtown shopping, dining, arts and commerce district is held on the first Friday of every month and gives visitors a chance to shop, drink, participate in activities, see art, listen to music and eat late into the evening.

Visit our website for more information https://downtownbangor.com/first-fridays 

Galleries and Studios

 

Amanda Coburn
Original block printing, cloisonné, tote bags and jewelry define wearable and giftable art from this Bangor artist.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Maine Jewelry & Art, 100 Harlow Street

Benjamin Rasche
Surreal pen and ink and color drawings
Hours: TBA
Location: TBA

Birds & Bones Studio
Artist Tree – Road Trash Critters
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 34 Main Street

Kenneth Putnam
Acrylic folk paintings on canvas.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Fork and Spoon, 76 Main Street

Kin Wabanaki Art
Featuring the work of extraordinary Wabanaki artisans
Location: 30 Central Street
Hours: 4 p.m. – 7  p.m.

Renate Klein
Wood block prints, etchings and pastels
Hours: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 145 Harlow Street, Outside the Bangor Public Library

Obriana Cornelius, Fine Artist
Hampden, Maine based watercolor landscape artist known for her highly-detailed paintings, filled with natural color and scenic lighting effects.
Location: BEAM, 33 Franklin Street
Hours: TBA

Rachel Dairyko
Paintings and wearable art, seashell necklaces and wood plaque portraits, many with a female empowerment theme.
Location: 145 Harlow Street, Outside the Bangor Public Library
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 The Gemini Connection
Seascape painter Rebecca Borja captures water, light and landscapes in oil on canvas.
Location: Solstice Nutrition, 73 Main Street
Hours: TBA

Three Legged Dog Ink
Drawings by Lyndsey Marston, inspired by life and adventures in rural Maine.  Available as original framed artwork, prints, greeting cards, and more.
Location: Epic Sports, 6 Central Street

Tree Swing Arts
Unique, one of a kind gifts made from treasures found in nature and re-purposed items longing for a new life!
Location: 145 Harlow Street, Outside the Bangor Public Library
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Entertainment and Activities

 

Maine Academy of Modern Music
Teen rockers from MAMM and City of Bangor Parks and Rec Bangor Rocks! program rock out to the classics
Location: 145 Harlow Street, Outside the Bangor Public Library
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nocturnem Draft House
First Friday Jazz with The Bill Barnes Trio
Location: 56 Main Street
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Omland Yoga and L.L. Bean
Yoga at the Riverfront – sponsored by LL Bean
Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Waterfront Park

Pasco Grove, sponsored by Somic America
Watch Pasco carve a bench, with a chainsaw, for Downtown Bangor!
Hours: All Day
Location: TBA

Thomas School of Dance
Performance on the patio of the Bangor Public Library
Hours: 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Location: 145 Harlow Street, Outside Bangor Public Library

West Market Square Artisan Coffeehouse
Story Slam in the square. BYO story to share
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Market Square

Woodland Pond School
Kid’s Activity: Scrap fabric bracelet making and Eco-Friendly Alphabet handouts
Location: TBA
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

First Friday October
  • Downtown Bangor Partnership
  • Free!
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday