It’s a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local businesses and venues in the Gloucester Village on the first Friday evening of the month! Join us on Friday, August 4th for this month’s festivities!

The Nines Pet Boutique & Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy: Massage and Relaxation Techniques. Join the Nines Pet Boutique along with Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy, LLC on Friday August 4th from 5-7pm for another fun First Friday!
Are you stressed? Your pet may be too! Free mini-massages and relaxation techniques for you and your pets. Don’t let your anxiety or your pet’s anxiety affect your quality of life. Learn what Massage Techniques, and Essential Oils will help with anxiety, and inflammation for both you and your pet.

Can’t wait until August to treat yourself to a massage? Visit and schedule your massage today!

Gloucester Arts on Main: First Friday – Exploring the Third Dimension
A multi-media sculptural exhibition featuring works in metal, wood, ceramic, leather and more. Meet the Artists, including John Latell, George Cramer (The Village Blacksmith) and Warren Dorer.

Reception Friday, August 4th from 6 – 8pm
Free and open to the public. Cash bar and Shari’s famous paninis available for purchase.

Live music by: Eddie Terrell and Lori de los Santos

This exhibition will run through August 28th, 2017

John Latell, known for his impressive ironwork flower sculptures, pours his diverse experiences of rural Virginia, the Canadian Rockies, Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica into the creation of his magnificent sculptures.

George Kramer is Gloucester’s very own Village Blacksmith, bringing old world craftsmanship back to the heart of the community.

Warren Dorer, a native of Long Island, NY who lives in Hampton Roads, is a familiar face around Arts on Main. Warren creates functional leather art, often combining leather with other materials.

Kelsick Specialty Market: Beat the heat with Kelsick Specialty Market! Join us Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm for our monthly complimentary wine tasting.

Goof Life Kitchen: Comic Con is coming to Gloucester August 12! Join us Friday as we start the fun with Super Hero rock painting for the kids and learn about what foods fuel your inner Super Hero! 5-7pm

The Nurtury:  All you want to know about essential oils (debunking marketing myths as well) and a ‘scent bar’ where you can create (for health or pleasure) your own body/room/fabric spray and rollerball oil to take with you! Full selection of EOs for your use! $10 – please signup on their facebook page or at the Nurtury to assure your space and allow us to prepare appropriately! 6-7pm

Stewart Gallery: First Friday reception at Stewart Gallery will celebrate the opening of a new exhibit: “Local Scenes Through the Eyes of Local Artists.” We will showcase the work of artists such as Lawrence Hollingsworth of Gloucester, among others. The paintings are mostly oil on canvas and depict scenes around the Middle Peninsula and Tidewater Region. Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and conversations with the artists!

Gloucester Rocks Main: Come out for our First Friday and search for Gloucester business rocks. Families are invited to hashtag the rock you find then turn it in at Sweet Tooth Cafe & Bakery for a gift from your business or “Gloucester Rocks” swag.

Thank you Nis Nis for the amazing rocks, DNS Designs for “Gloucester Rocks” swag & Piccadilly Designs LLC for a few cool embroidered caps.
(We may have extra swag for sale as well!)

Business Rocks that are participating will be added day by day.

-One rock per family.
-Rocks will be hidden between the Courthouse Resturant and the Courthouse Circle.
-All rocks will be hidden outside.
-Rock finding will begin at 5pm.
-Once you find your rock, find the business on this event page and snap a photo!
-Turn in your rock at Sweet Tooth Cafe & Bakery for a gift.
(oh, and treat your family to an ice cream or cup cake!)

  1. July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm