First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. Visit the galleries and listen to live music.
ArtSpace on Davie Street is a good place to start.
Downtown Raleigh is easily reached from the NC State campus by city bus (get the bus at the bell tower, go to Moore Square station), bicycle (go with friends – it will be dark on the way home!), and car. Directions and parking info at the First Friday webpage.
For more information, go to: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh