First Friday Main Line is a non-profit, 501C3, community organization founded in 2006 by the area’s business and cultural leaders. The Mission of FFML is to bring Art to our Main Line community by creating opportunities to experience Art in everyday life. This initiative has revitalized our Main Line communities of Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr while creating a regional spotlight for a diverse body of talented Artists, Musicians, and Performers..
It takes THREE villages to showcase arts and culture in the region, and representatives of businesses and cultural arts organizations in the three towns of Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr started working together during the summer to create FIRST FRIDAY MAIN LINE: A Main Line ARTitude - This joint partnership shaped a new initiative with the intention of revitalizing our Main Line area, and creating a regional spotlight for all of the talented artists, musicians, and performers who spring from the Main Line.
Bryn Mawr Trust Company took the early lead and signed on as Presenting Sponsor for this exciting new venture. The FIRST FRIDAY MAIN LINE team joined other key representatives from the three villages, and the First Friday Committee was born.
Chaired by local crafts entrepreneur Sherry Tillman, owner of Past*Present*Future crafts gallery in Ardmore, and with start-up funding from The Ardmore Business Association and The Ardmore Initiative, FIRST FRIDAY MAIN LINE was soon attracting sponsorships and support from arts organizations, civic groups, area schools, automobile dealers, individuals, art galleries, businesses, and restaurants along Lancaster Avenue from Ardmore to Bryn Mawr. Vital in-kind contributions by MAIN LINE TIMES, MAIN LINE LIFE and many others, moved this initiative along, and in record time created the event we so proudly place before you.
Main Line Art Center, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Fine Art Liaisons, King's Collar Shirtmakers, Aqua Hut Dive & Travel and MilkBoy Coffee were key players in launching FIRST FRIDAY for the western suburbs. Please note our extraordinary list of supporters, and the Committee members involved who have been tireless in their efforts to present this groundbreaking monthly event.
Fine Art Liaisons
King's Collar Shirtmaker
Lower Merion Township