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First Friday Philadelphia!

Photo courtesy of CBS Local

It’s November 1st today, which means it’s time for fall leaves, pumpkin-spice lattes, woolly sweaters, and First Friday Philadelphia. Many of the galleries in Old City will stay open late this Friday, November 4th. Increasingly, though, the area has grown, and now galleries in Fishtown, Northern Liberties and a few south of South St are also open late. Come ready for a mellow night of gallery hopping, free wine, and lots of foods on toothpicks.  It’s like New York City’s Chelsea, with less pretense.

Pat Steir, Paynes Grey and Naples Yellow Over Green, 2011, image courtesy of Locks Gallery

The new exhibitions at 3rd St. Gallery are worth checking out as both feature local Philly artists. On display are works by Jacqueline Unanue and Conny Parsons, both known primarily for their paintings. And although not new, be sure to go see the Pat Steir show “Water and Sand” at Locks Gallery. Her paintings pay homage to Abstract Expressionism and the rich, full colors used by artists such as Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.

First Friday is a great way to spend a night seeing the current exhibitions absolutely for free.