First Friday

Held on the first Friday of every month, from October through May, 6 – 9 pm! First Friday is not held in January.

Kick off the month with an evening full of activities at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences. Admission is free with lots of activities for the whole family. Enjoy live music in the art galleries, food trucks, show off your talent during No Shame Open Mic in the theater, activities in the Children’s Museum, planetarium shows and MORE!

Food & craft/information vendor application. 

Arts at the Mills!

Rocky Mount Mills will kick off its season of arts programming with First Fridays in partnership with Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.  Every month on the First Friday, Rocky Mount Mills will feature the work from a regional artist in the Atrium Gallery from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.


Outside, we will have a food truck and blacksmith demonstration (weather permitting).


FREE admission featuring the exhibit, Be the Astronaut
Kid’s activities
Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers
7:00pm Planetarium Show
8:00pm: Laser Show
Braswell Memorial Pop-Up Library


Live Music: The Sunspots
Art Activities by the AKA Sorority
Photo Booth
Gallery Sketching
Art Exhibitions open to the public


Art Demonstration
Dance USA info table and demo
Tar River Piecemakers Quilt Guild info table



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