First Fridays in Chestnut Hill

EXPLORE.
SAVOR.
MINGLE.

Art Galleries

Restaurants

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Community

First Fridays in Chestnut Hill

EXPLORE. SAVOR.
MINGLE.

Welcome to Arts & Eats

Chestnut Hill’s First Fridays

Every first Friday, the vibrant community of Chestnut Hill comes alive with creativity, culture, and culinary delights! Join us as art galleries and retailers extend their hours until 8pm, transforming our town into a lively hub of artistic expression and delectable treats.

Explore the rich tapestry of our local art scene as galleries unveil captivating exhibits and unique installations. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity with engaging lectures, mesmerizing art demonstrations, and the enchanting melodies of live music. Arts & Eats is not just an event; it’s an immersive experience that celebrates the diversity of artistic expression.

But that’s not all – our town’s culinary scene is ready to delight your taste buds. On every first Friday, our restaurants will be serving up irresistible drink and food specials. From handcrafted cocktails to mouthwatering dishes, indulge in the culinary delights that make Arts & Eats a feast for all the senses.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking for a unique Friday night experience, Arts & Eats is the perfect blend of culture and cuisine. Mark your calendar and join us on the first Friday of each month as we come together to celebrate the arts, savor delicious flavors, and create unforgettable memories. Arts & Eats – where the community comes alive in a symphony of art and flavor every first Friday!

Welcome
to Arts & Eats

Chestnut Hill’s First Fridays

Every first Friday, the vibrant community of Chestnut Hill comes alive with creativity, culture, and culinary delights! Join us as art galleries and retailers extend their hours until 8pm, transforming our town into a lively hub of artistic expression and delectable treats.

Explore the rich tapestry of our local art scene as galleries unveil captivating exhibits and unique installations. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity with engaging lectures, mesmerizing art demonstrations, and the enchanting melodies of live music. Arts & Eats is not just an event; it’s an immersive experience that celebrates the diversity of artistic expression.

But that’s not all – our town’s culinary scene is ready to delight your taste buds. On every first Friday, our restaurants will be serving up irresistible drink and food specials. From handcrafted cocktails to mouthwatering dishes, indulge in the culinary delights that make Arts & Eats a feast for all the senses.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking for a unique Friday night experience, Arts & Eats is the perfect blend of culture and cuisine. Mark your calendar and join us on the first Friday of each month as we come together to celebrate the arts, savor delicious flavors, and create unforgettable memories. Arts & Eats – where the community comes alive in a symphony of art and flavor every first Friday!

Map of Participating Art Galleries and Restaurants

Art Galleries

Events

1. Gallery on the Avenue

Sculptor Christopher Ward will be giving a brief talk about the bronze casting process between 5-6PM. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks with live music from 6-8PM.

8622 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

2. The Little Gallery

Offering conversations about the art with drinks and snacks from 5-8pm.

8622 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

3. Gravers Lane Gallery

Artist talk by Harry Anderson at 6:30PM with wine and small bites.

8405 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

4. Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery

Special showcase of oil paintings by former host of WRTI Classical Music Radio Kevin Gordon, with wine and some light snacks.

1 East Gravers Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

5. Moondance Farm Studios

Artist Jane Mawson will do a talk and demonstration about how she creates her dried gourd lamps at 6:00PM with light bites and sips.

8236 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

6. NoName Gallery

Women’s Month. New artists. Caolina Gaio. Denise Leach. Haley Potter. Jona Shreeves–Taylor. Joy London. Julia Lehman. Sips.

8127 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Restaurants

First Friday Specials

1. Tavern on the Hill

The Frannie Maguire Martini – Gunpowder Gin and Lillet, straight up with a twist of lemon (Frannie was a prominent local artist and philanthropist). And lively jazz piano by ‘Rev’ Chris Marceill.

8636 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

2. McNally’s Tavern

Specials TBA

8634 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

3. Cosimo’s Pizza

Specials TBA

8624 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

4. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Iron Hill is hosting beer tastings with 10% same day food discount coupons at participating art galleries.

8400 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

5. Campbell’s Place

Specials TBA

8337 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

6. Adelinas

Special cocktails and extended happy hour menu until 8PM, music from 6 – 9PM.

8235 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

7. Chestnut Grill and Sidewalk Café

“The Clothes Pin” drink special – made with Philly’s own, Bluecoat Gin, St. Germaine, lemon juice, bitters and splash of seltzer.

8229 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8. Chestnut Hill Brewing Company and Taproom

Mention “Arts & Eats” and get a free appetizer with purchase of an entree (pizza, handheld, or pasta).

8231 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

9. El Poquito

Offering cocktail specials including Mayan Banana Old Fashioned, Valencia Orange Espresso Martini, Strawberries & Cream Margarita and more.

8201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Retailers

We’re staying open late too!

Artisans on the Avenue

Artisans will offer refreshments on first Friday and perhaps a touch of magic!

8434 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Between Friends Boutique

7833 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Chestnut Hill Sports

8628 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Ember

Ember will offer extended hours, staying open until 8pm, serving wine for March’s First Friday.

8432 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Foliage

Presenting work by Erik Helverson, Concrete and Vintage Bottles.

8139 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

George T. Hobe Antiques and Fine Art

8407 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Hideway Music

8232 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Home Works

Offering refreshments, a sale on selected items, and a special window display reveal.

8129 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Kitchen Kapers

8530 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Little Wares

8117 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Occasionette

8521 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

El Quetzal

Staying open until 7:00pm with a 50% off sale.

8433 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Style by Blain

8433 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Villavillekula

Spring Debut and Bye Now Winter Sale, serving Prosecco while people shop and offering tulips with purchase from 5-7.

8419 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Windfall Gallery

Spring Debut and Bye Now Winter Sale, serving Prosecco while people shop and offering tulips with purchase from 5-7.

8419 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118