Visitors entering the Great Hall at the Irish Cultural Center are quickly drawn to the fascinating display on the opposite wall. Every month there are pictures, quilts, paintings and other superb pieces of art that represent the work of local artisans. Recent displays have shown high resolution photos of beautiful scenes from Ireland, creative fabric art that entice the curious mind, and paintings in many mediums that make you think you are dreaming of the Emerald Isle. After viewing these works your desire to visit Ireland will be enhanced so that you’d like to jump on a plane tomorrow.

If you would like to be a featured artist for First Friday and the corresponding month, contact Elaine Monaghan Price by email: elaine.monaghan-price@azirish.org.

First Friday 2017 Schedule

January Lynn Mascarelli, Fabric Artist
February Lia Mezzatesta, Photographer
March / April Mavericks Art Quilting Group, Quilts
May / June TBA
July / August TBA
September / October TBA
November TBA
December TBA

Featured artists typically put their work up on the first of the month so that we can celebrate their efforts at the First Friday event which occurs in the Great Hall. Music is played, artwork is shown and people wander about making new friends or meeting old mates. Each artist is featured for at least a month and sometimes longer depending on the time of the year.

“Journey through the Emerald Isle” by Paula Cullison, Photograph 2014
Featured artist for May/June 2016