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PLF Pyro Circus/Gallery5 13th Anniversary April First Friday

The Gallery5 13th Anniversary will be taking place on April 6th as part RVA First Fridays!

Join us for the PLF Pyro Circus Street Show (and more) on this special evening! 

Party Liberation Front will once again close down the side street beside G5 to honor, showcase, and celebrate the art of fire performance and flow arts with some of the most skilled, diverse, and amazing performers while adding circus arts, dance, visual projection, and flame effect sculptures in the mix...all with some of our finest DJs and music producers to supply your sonic soundtrack for the evening. 

This is always a FREE community event and we encourage everyone to join us in our liberation efforts.

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photo by Scott P Yates Photography

*join us afterward for the PLF Freakeasy Speakeasy afterparty at Vagabond.

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brief history of 13 years of fire performance at G5:
On April 15th, 2005 the former firehouse (Steamer Company Firehouse Number 5, the oldest standing firehouse in Virginia) re-opened its doors as Gallery5 with the mission of becoming a hub for showcasing and nourishing all the wonderful, diverse circles of creativity in this city! 

The first event was the Gallery5 Grand Opening/RVA Magazine kickoff party. Hundreds of people flooded the space with over 40 visual artists from all mediums, Djs, bands, dance performances inside the walls, and FIRE performance in front of the space. 

The handful of fire performers at that time called themselves " The River City Burners" and were the first to bring the art of fire performance in Richmond out in the open for a wider audience to appreciate, support, and learn more about by offering "spin jams", workshops, and fire safety classes.

After a couple of years, Party Liberation Front formed and organically inherited organizing this aspect of First Friday at Gallery5. For about about 10 years now, PLF has been closing down the side street to provide a broader space for fire performers to showcase their skills while adding other elements of creativity to the arena to bring it all to where it is today.

Now with the formation and support of the Party Liberation Foundation (501(c)3 non-profit), facilitation of art creation, art/performance education, and free public events such as the Pyro Circus can be nurtured to greater heights. 

Thank you all for your continued support. We wouldn't be here if not for you.