On the first Friday of each month, downtown Roanoke art galleries are open until 9PM to support local artists and live music. Visit the Virginia Folklife Program video installation at the Taubman Museum of Art and, between 5 and 6PM, meet Pat Jarrett, digital media specialist and producer of several of the featured videos.

First Fridays also feature a $5 outdoor concert downtown and free street parking and free parking in Park Roanoke’s lots (Warehouse Row on Salem Avenue and Elmwood Lot on Williamson Road).