The popular monthly event that copped Style’s 2009 Richmonder of the Year title is still evolving. Sponsored by Curated Culture, First Fridays isn’t just attracting more visitors, it’s luring new downtown retail such as Pibby’s Bike Shop and Steady Sounds. And Curated Culture’s Christina Newton says the contemporary commercial art gallery, Russell Projects, is moving there in time for the May event. Translation: A great thing is only getting better.
Second Place: Arts in the Park
Third Place: Picasso exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts