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First Friday Downtown Raleigh Art Walk

At Read With Me for this First Friday, we will be open until at least 8pm. In the Creativity Corner, we’ll have ‘Drop-In & Draw’ Dog Man open to all ages. We’ll also have select items we’re discontinuing at 30% off!

First Friday, presented by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, showcases the vibrant art and creative community in Downtown Raleigh on the first Friday of every month from 6 pm - 9 pm. The free public event features a variety of local art galleries and studios, museums, and exhibitors that stay open late and put on special events. Retailers and restaurants participate by showcasing art, music, or offering a First Friday special.

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