First Friday!

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District sponsored by Kempthorn Motors featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round! Interested in participating in First Friday, click here for all the details and applications.   The mission of Stark Community Foundation is to connect people and the charitable causes which are important to them. As a community foundation, their vision is to honor the wishes of their donors by managing their charitable gifts and helping them meet their individual goals for giving. They dedicate their work in response to local needs and challenges through carefully designed funds and programs. As they achieve their mission and vision, they continue to strengthen Stark County, providing an improved quality of...

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Calendar

There is always something to do in Downtown Canton! We have a comprehensive calendar for you to view. View this page to check out what is happening in the Canton Arts...

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Visit Downtown

There is so much to see and do in Northeast Ohio, especially here in the Canton Arts District. You’ll find 7 Galleries, 22 artist studios, 5 live music venues, specialty shops, fine restaurants, hot bars, and unique public art. We’ve got it all! Whether you are already planning a trip to the area, or are just looking for something special to do, we have you covered. Attention Tour Bus Operators: Looking for an interactive experience based trip for your clients? We’ve got that too. With projects, tours and food to fit any budget, the Canton Arts District is the new hot destination for tours of all ages. We can build an itinerary full of experiences to fit the needs of your clients. Call 330-453-1075 and ask for Judi to discuss all the options! Art Galleries Studios Health and Wellness Hotels Museums Nightlife Dancing Live Music Restaurants Cafes Speciality Shopping...

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Public Art

A Walk in the Park by Christine Benner – Cleveland Ave. NW & 6th St . N Shattered Expressions by Tommy Morgan – 5th St. N & Cleveland Ave. NW Mother of Invention by Tommy Morgan – 4th St. N and Court Ave. N Homage (sans da vinci) by Tommy Morgan – 4th St. N and Court Ave. N Gaia’s Hope by Joseph Close – 3rd St. N & Court Ave. N Downtown Cats by BZTAT – 201 5th Street NW Street Strolling by the Arts Academy at Summit – 4th St NW & Cleveland Ave NW The Sky is the Limit by Joseph Close – McKinley Avenue & 3rd St NW (Timken HS skywalk) Garbage to Glory 23 artistically enhanced trash containers are located throughout the downtown area, designed by 18 local artists: Marcy Axelband, Christine Benner, Vicki Boatwright, Carol Briney, Patrick Buckohr, Joseph Close, Jim Corrin, Tony Depew, Judi Greek, Barb Hoskins, Bili Kribbs, BJ Lincoln, Tiffany Marsh, Dana Muntean, Pam Neff, Tracey Parker, Lynda Tuttle, Michele Waalkes Sculptures Critters by Patrick Buckohr: Giraffe – Court Ave....

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Participate

Would you like to participate in Canton First Friday? Whether you are a food vendor, or a band looking to play, this page can help you. Please read through the following information to get acclimated with how we do things. We do not allow any direct selling. No pampered chef, jamberry, thirty one, etc. Only hand made products and art. There are no corporate appearance opportunities or month to month sponsorship. Artist, nonprofit, and food vendor booths are only available May-October. There are no indoor spots available and no group will be given permission for space November-April. Applications will open in March for 2017. We are currently looking for Ice Carvers for our January 6, 2017 First Friday. Click here for the ice carver application.     Musician Booking: We have music all over the city the First Friday of every month. Most venues book their own music acts, but there are a few that ArtsinStark hires for galleries and street corners around town. All are welcome to participate however you must be booked through ArtsinStark in order to play for...

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First Friday!

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round!

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Public Art

Over the course of the past five years Arts in Stark has granted artist dollars to create numerous pieces of public art. Here is a list of some you can visit while you are downtown.

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Visit Downtown

There is so much to see and do in Northeast Ohio, especially here in the Canton Arts District. 7 Galleries, 22 artist studios, 5 live music venues, specialty shops, fine restaurants, hot bars, and unique public art. We’ve got it all! Whether you are already planning a trip to the area, or are just looking for something special to do, we have you covered.

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Canton Arts District Wins Dominion Community Impact Award!

Canton Arts District Wins Dominion Community Impact Award!

The Downtown Canton Arts District won the esteemed Dominion Community Impact Award back in 2009 and since then the area has already grown!