Get’cha Buzz On! Caffeine Crawl THIS SATURDAY!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in News

Get’cha Buzz On! Caffeine Crawl THIS SATURDAY!

OK! The over-caffeinated bunch at Carpe Diem Coffee Shop (215 Market Ave North) have twisted your ordinary bar crawl into something that the purest of the pure bean-heads will absolutely love. On Saturday, October 10th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm a sell-out crowd of 200 people will be roaming around the downtown Canton Arts District from coffee shop to cafe trying the best coffee the city has to offer. Downtown Canton is home to some of the finest purveyors of caffeine around—from coffee roasters and brewers and chocolatiers to our very own Canton Brewing Company and their coffee-infused Carpe Noctem Porter! Grab a few friends and reserve your tickets today for this three-hour downtown caffeine crawl. It’s all happening on Saturday, October 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. throughout downtown Canton. You’ll enjoy coffee, tea, chocolate and beer tastings, fellowship with friends old and new, and who knows, you just might learn something about our city along the way! Your group will explore a caffeinated downtown, including stops at: Cultured Coffee Co., Muggswigz Coffee & Tea, Espresso Yourself, Chit Chat Coffee Shoppe & Cafe and Chocolates by Erin. The tour will come to a close at The Canton Brewing Company, where all of the groups will reconvene for final samples and enjoy discussions about the day’s journey!...

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DOWNTOWN CANTON FLEA MARKET THIS SATURDAY, WHAT?!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in News

DOWNTOWN CANTON FLEA MARKET THIS SATURDAY, WHAT?!

Hey, hey there’s a Flea Market going on this Saturday inside and outside of Deli Ohio located at 328 Walnut Ave NE Canton, OH 44702. The market is a collaborative effort between Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods (340 4th St NW Canton, Ohio 44702) and Deli Ohio. Expect a lot of vintage/retro goods, crafts, fun junk, anything weird, and a good time! Right now there are around 30 vendors planning to show up and the market will run from 9am to 1pm. Arrowhead Vintage 340 4th St NW Canton, Ohio 44702 Deli Ohio 328 Walnut Ave NE Canton, Ohio 44702 Phone: (330) 453-7777 Potential vendors contact Dave Sherrill via email...

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5 Of The Most Unknown MONSTER STEVE Murals in Downtown Canton!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in News

5 Of The Most Unknown MONSTER STEVE Murals in Downtown Canton!

Steve Ehret also known as Monster Steve is one of the hardest working artists in the downtown Canton Arts District. His specialty remains in his own brand of obscure monsters which now decorate a good portion of downtown Canton. Here is a fun little list of some of our favorite murals he has created. Hop on a bike and check them out for yourself. Catch MONSTER STEVE and MONSTER KAT during the opening of SWARM, a monster bug inspired art show TONIGHT, at The Hub Art Factory June 5th 6p to 10p. Picture preview of SWARM Click here for a Canton Rep article on SWARM #1 THE AURICLE – 601 Cleveland Avenue NW – https://www.facebook.com/auriclevenue #2 AE INDUSTRIAL ARTS COMPLEX – 320 Rex Ave NE – https://www.facebook.com/aeindustrialartscomplex #3 THE HUB ART FACTORY – 336 6th Street NW – https://www.facebook.com/TheHubArtFactory #4 MOTHER GOOSE LAND – 423 Schroyer Ave SW #5 BUZZBIN ART & MUSIC SHOP – 339 Cleveland Ave NW – http://buzzbinshop.com And every good biking adventure end with a trip to the all new Canton Brewing Co. for a pizza and a...

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Downtown Yoga Turns One Already?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in News

Downtown Yoga Turns One Already?

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago Amy Diane O’Bar brought her unique brand of yoga to downtown Canton. This First Friday, June 5th she will be celebrating one year in business with a special 6:30pm Grateful Dead inspired Sunshine Daydream Glow-and-Flow yoga practice. Novice yogis welcome, just wear something bright! We decided to catch up with Amy to see how business has developed over the course of the past year. Here’s what she had to say: Business Information: Downtown Yoga 214 6th St NW Canton, OH 44702 http://yogacanton.com Why did you want to open up a business in the downtown Canton Arts District? For me, Yoga is more than just exercise. Asana, the physical part of the practice, is my chance to move and express myself, creatively, through each posture or flow. I’ve always loved art and the expression of art, in all its many different forms. The Canton Arts District just sort of made sense. It’s a big-ish city with a smaller neighborhood feel. The bizz owners all try to get to know each other and help each other out. We cheer each other on and work together to make The Canton Arts District an interesting and fun place to hang out. We want to see it flourish, and I think it’s working. This area is rich with eclectic minds and groovy characters that are all either following their dream, to earn a living by creating/expressing, or appreciating those who create, by coming out for the art and live music shows or by buying local art. I wanted to open a studio in a place that fed my creative soul as much as my mind and body. This is THE place to be. There’s always something going on down here. Congratulations on one year in business. How has it been? I’d say it’s holding it’s own, you know? I’m steadily getting new yogis through the door that want to give my studio a whirl. In this rapidly developing area have you noticed any significant change over the course of the past year? This place just keeps getting groovier. I mean, more interesting characters are coming around so it means more art and more business. There are awesome bands always coming through, new shops keep opening up. I really love Arrowhead for finding weird odds and ends and Cultured Coffee, for an amazing Latté, and this one little bar, you might’ve heard of, called Buzzbin. (They have pencil sharpeners on hand, I like to think, for in case your beer drinking leads you to doodling and you only have with you a broken led pencil. Boom! Buzzbin has you covered. My favorite significant change? One word: Pinball (at Buzzbin and Cool Again). What is this biggest obstacle for running a business downtown? The biggest obstacle for running a business downtown, especially in the yoga business where...

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Live Music Saturdays July 26th Schedule is HERE!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in News

Live Music Saturdays July 26th Schedule is HERE!

Going along with the Downtown Pro Football Hall of Fame kick-off we have a wonderful evening of music planned for you.  I’ll make this quick because we know you have lawn chairs to gather, coolers to pack, and blankets to find — It’s HALL OF FAME WEEK IN CANTON! WALK THE BLOCK which celebrates the Historic Canton Music Block along Cleveland Ave NW between the streets of 2nd & 4th. • Hall of Fame Kickoff Party downtown before & after the fireworks in George’s Parking Lot. • Buzzbin Shop: The Ohio Weather Band / The Hawkeyes / Max Benson / Alex Simpson • Cultured Coffee: DUCKII • George’s Lounge: Whirling Black Diamonds / Martini Five O • 1ST ANNUAL HISTORIC CANTON MUSIC BLOCK PARTY outside George’s Lounge w/ Little Chicago Band / Got It Got It Need It / Meow Meow Kitty • Cleveland Ave Street Buskers: Alex Simpson & Screamin’ John Anderson • Cleveland Ave Artists: Nate Keen & Buzzbin Mike doing free pizza art. Bili Kribbs doing live painting. • Cleveland Ave Funny Men: Comedian Dave Sherrill Around the Canton Arts District • 4th & Court Busker: Major Lee • Grapes in a Glass live music & great wine • The Auricle has the Dez The Reason CD Release party. Journey Art Gallery, the 4th Street studios, and Second April Galerie will be open for business as well as all the favorite stops for sips, snacks and supper. In addition to the music, look for street comedy and street art and check out the theatre happenings at the Canton Palace and the Kathleen Howland Theatre inside Second April. This a party and this is what they are calling the “New Downtown” so come out from 7pm – 9pm, stroll around. Learn about all the great food, art, and music venues that are popping up all over Canton. You won’t be disappointed, nobody ever is. Park along the road on Cleveland Avenue NW and start there. See you on...

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‘Early Creatures’ Opening At Canton Art Museum

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in News

‘Early Creatures’ Opening At Canton Art Museum

Opening May 1 and running through July 20, the Canton Art of Museum is exhibiting “Early Creatures,” a sculpture display featuring the artist Patricia Raeder. The exhibit showcases the interaction between animals and nature in a unique fashion. Raeder says of the exhibit and her work: “I believe that everyone can be an artist. If, in your life you have a gift — be it cooking, mathematics, painting, caring for others or sculpture — and pursue it with creativity and excitement, you will become an artist in your field. Each of us can do that. If my sculptures create pleasure for others, I have succeeded. If they cause someone to think, challenge or smile, I have succeeded. If they make anyone’s life better in any way, I have succeeded. What more can I wish for?” For more information, visit www.cantonart.org. The museum is located at 1001 Market Avenue...

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Author Cain Reading Selections At Journey

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in News

Author Cain Reading Selections At Journey

Amina Memory Cain will be reading selections from her most recent work tomorrow night, April 11, at Journey Art Gallery. Cain is the author of two collections of stories; “Dorthy” and “I Go To Some Hollow.” The Ohio-born writer’s work has also appeared in Bomb, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, Denver Quarterly and Two Serious Ladies. The LA Times said of Cain’s work: “ . . . characters are unique in the way they feel intensely alive, she achieves this by allowing them to succumb to the pleasures of retreating to a place that can be found only inside a work of art.” In addition to the free reading event, food and wine will be served and the night will also feature local harpist Kris Kiko-Cozy. Journey Art Gallery is located at 431 4th St. NW. For more information on the reading and other events at the space, visit...

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‘Monuments Men’ Screening At Palace

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in News

‘Monuments Men’ Screening At Palace

Featuring a star-studded cast including Billy Murray, John Goodman, George Clooney and Matt Damon, “The Monuments Men” will be shown at the Canton Palace Theatre tomorrow, April 10. The film, which is based on a true story, tells the tale of a squad of an unlikely World War II platoon as they search at the behest of Franklin Roosevelt from masterpieces stolen by the Nazis during the war. However, the art is trapped behind enemy lines and the crew, comprised of seven museum directors, curators and art historians, are hardly prepared for combat. Yet, in a race against time to save the priceless works, the team must risk their lives as they attempt to recover the stolen art. Shot on location across Germany and England, the film, which was directed by Clooney, was loosely based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel. Doors open at 7 pm for the film, with the official start time slated for 7:30. Visit www.cantonpalacetheatre.org, for more details and to purchase tickets. (View the trailer for “The Monuments Men”...

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Massillon Museum Presents Art Of Nelly Toll

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in News

Massillon Museum Presents Art Of Nelly Toll

After being forced into hiding from the Nazis during World War II, Nelly Toll used art as an escape from her bleak world and nearly 60 of the watercolor paintings she produced during this time are on display at the Massillon Museum. The exhibit, “Imagining a Better World” is a journey through the artist’s imagery of hope and imagination as she dreamed through paint and canvas of a better world. The museum notes the display is one of the most complete assemblies of Toll’s original artwork. “Imagining a Better World” is running through May 18 at the Massillon Museum, located at 121 Lincoln Way East. For additional information on the exhibit, including special education sessions surrounding it and a complete list of viewing times, visit www.massillonmuseum.org/nelly-toll (For more insight into the artist’s world, including interviews with Toll, check out the video...

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Screwtapes Coming To Second April

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in News

Screwtapes Coming To Second April

Adapted from the C.S. Lewis satire, The Screwtape Letters, Gilda Shedstecker presents Screwtape at Second April Galerie & Studios. The story tells the tale of Screwtape, a demon tasked with tutoring his nephew Wormwood in the ways of corrupting humans to damnation. Unfortunately, Wormwood isn’t the best of students. Combined with God’s inherent love for his children, a rival demon named Slumtrimpet and a love angle and you have a recipe for disaster in this dark comedy adapted for the stage by James Forsyth. Theatre veteran James Ballor, known for his annual role as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Carnation City Players among many others, plays the irascible Screwtape. Returning to GSP! as the incorrigible Wormwood is McKinley High Speech coach Manuel Halkias. Michael Green is Benjamin Seeley, Slumtrimpet is Jaclynn Dietz, and Judy is Amanda Larkin. Rounding out the cast spectacularly are Kitty Deames Burgett, David Bowen, Bridget Bazzinotti, Roman Feemster, Scotland Gallo, and Dan Fritz. The show runs April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 pm with a Sunday matinee on April 13 at 3 pm. All seats are $10. The theatre notes that some scenes may be too intense for...

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Canton Palace Showing ‘The Past’

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in News

Canton Palace Showing ‘The Past’

As part of the Canton Palace Theatre’s weekly art film, the venue will be screening “The Past,” which was written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. The film tells the story of an Iranian man who must travel to Paris and finalize a divorce with his estranged wife. However, a shocking revelation by her daughter from a previous marriage complicates the matter. The 2013 drama was selected as the Iranian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but failed to receive nomination. However, it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film. Critics have praised the three leading actors, calling their performances convincing with a “natural liveliness.” In addition, Bérénice Bejo won a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, while the film received a Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the same festival. The film will be shown tonight, April 3, and doors open at 7 pm, with the film to beginning at 7:30. (View the trailer for “The...

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Translations Welcomes Found-Object Designer

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News

Translations Welcomes Found-Object Designer

Judi Krew is exhibiting more than 40 of her designer dresses, made entirely out of objects she has been saving in boxes and bins over the course of years, at Translation Art Gallery during the month of April. The works include a dress made completely out of Wonder Bread bags and another made from corks. The artist reports that not only did the projects allow her to put the objects to use, but they also took her on a trip down memory lane as she recalled the events and experiences surrounding the items. The exhibit will open this Friday, April 4, as part of the gallery’s Frist Friday celebration and remain up until April 26. In addition, Translation is now offering exhibit catalogs from recent displays. They are currently available for the 50 exhibit by Heather Bullach and the Tangled Memories exhibit by Marcy Axelband and Michele Waalkes.  A copy of Bullach’s book runs $15 and the Tangles Memories book sells for $25. The catalogs are available by special order and can be picked up at the gallery when they arrive. Translation Art Gallery is open from noon to 5 pm, Wednesday through Saturday and are located at 331 Cleveland Ave....

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First Friday at JAG- Stained glass, live music and much more.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News

First Friday at JAG- Stained glass, live music and much more.

The huge windows at Journey Art Gallery have never looked better. We can thank Robert Joliet, Studio Arts and Glass, as it’s Bob’s stained glass designs that are in the spotlight this month. Bob has been part of our arts community for many years. We’re enjoying this opportunity to bring some of his beautiful work to downtown Canton. This show will remain on display through April 16. First Friday festivities include live music from gallery good friend, Jeff King. Journey Art Gallery also features the work of 20 artists of local and national repute. Stop in and see art you won’t see anywhere else in the Canton Arts...

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Canton Palace Screening Film To Support Local Causes

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in News

Canton Palace Screening Film To Support Local Causes

Featuring stunning visuals and narration by a star-studded lineup including Ann Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Alicia Keys, “Girl Rising” is being shown at the Canton Palace Theatre on Sunday, April 6 at 3 pm. The award-winning film delves into the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform society and follows the stories of nine girls from around the world who are facing formidable obstacles and journey to overcome those challenges through education. The Repository and DeHOFF Relators are joining non-profits P.A.T.H.S, TomTod Ideas and Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark Country in sponsoring the event. The organizers hope the film will help bring awareness and begin a conversation about education and girls. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support 10X10 – Girl Rising, Partners Against Trafficking of Human – Stark, TomTod Ideas, and Soroptimist Canton/Stark Country. Tickets can be purchased at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or by calling (330) 454 8172. (View the official trailer for “Girl...

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Player’s Guild Running Charlotte’s Web

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in News

The classic children’s book by E.B. White “Charlotte’s Web” will be brought to life on the stage with an adaptation by playwright Joseph Robinette at the Player’s Guild Theatre throughout the month of April 13. The tale tells the story of Wilbur, a terrific pig, the spider Charlotte and a gang of barnyard animals that help the two on their journey to save Wilbur’s bacon, literally. Running every weekend, single tickets are $15, passes for those 17 and under are $12 and an all-access event and show pass are $30. For more information, including show times, and to purchase tickets, visit...

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THURSDAY NITE 5pm-7pm “Artsy Fartsy” Cocktails by Celebrity Bartender Robb Hankins!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in News

THURSDAY NITE 5pm-7pm “Artsy Fartsy” Cocktails by Celebrity Bartender Robb Hankins!

“One sip of the “Artsy Fartsy” cocktail gives instant weight loss, perfect skin, and living to age of 100. Plus enlightenment. And I’m serving it up on Thur Mar 27 from 5 – 7 at Cork and Canvas on 3rd. in the Canton Arts District. All tips go to the Annual Arts Campaign, baby!” That was a quick email I received from Robb this morning about his fundraiser. And if he is offering weight loss and perfect skin from dining on a few happy hour cocktails then you know why he has been so successful in helping build the Canton Arts Community. The guy works magic. On a serious note, this is a fundraiser to help the ArtsinStark Annual Arts Campaign. Like First Friday? This is how they pay for it. Like all those bands that play free concerts downtown? This is where the money comes from. Want to see more public art on the sidewalks? You know what to do… Cork & Canvas is located at 322 3rd Street NW in beautiful downtown Canton. The event takes place from 5pm-7pm. All tips will go to the Annual Arts Campaign. If you’d like to make a quick donation from your phone (yes, it is that easy, it just charges your phone bill) then you can text ARTS to 501501 and you’ll donate $10...

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Canton Palace Screening ‘Great Beauty’

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in News

Canton Palace Screening ‘Great Beauty’

With critical acclaim and an Academy Award win for Best Foreign Language Film, “The Great Beauty” will be shown tonight, March 20, at the Canton Palace Theatre as part of its regular art film Thursdays. The movie tells the tale of journalist Jeb Gambardella, who’s charm carried him through a lavish existence in the Roman nightlife. When a shock from his past coincides with his 64th birthday, he finds himself taking stock in life, and looking past extravagant nightclubs and parties. Starring Toni Servillo as Gambardella, the film was written and directed by Naples-born Paolo Sorrentino, who has been compared to late master of Roman cinema Federico Fellini. “The Great Beauty” will begin at 7 pm and admission is...

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Environment Focus Of Second April Exhibit

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News

Environment Focus Of Second April Exhibit

While the impact society has on the environment is top of mind for many, it is not for all. To help refocus us all on conservation issues, Second April Galerie & Studios is hosting Nurture Nature, an exhibit featuring 20 pieces showing artists’ vision of the current state of the environment. An opening reception is being held March 21 from 7 to 9 pm, and the event will also include live music by Kris Kiko Cozy and light refreshments. In addition to the gallery exhibit, there will also be a showing of the short film “Darbus & The Happy Forest Expedition,” which will be screened at the Kathleen Howland Theatre. The movie was written by Ryan Nehlen and Frank Motz, and edited by Paul Digby and Done Jones. Nurture Nature is running through April 25 at Second April Galerie & Studio, located at 324 Cleveland Ave NW. The regular gallery schedule is Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm....

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Relax With Yoga At Journey Gallery

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in News

Relax With Yoga At Journey Gallery

Looking to roll into the weekend with a clear mind and relaxed outlook? Vinyasa and Vino aims to do just that with a yoga session followed by a tour of the art on display at Journey Art Gallery, 431 4th St. NW, this Friday, March 21, at 7 pm. Lyn, Topaz and Leah will lead the yoga session, which is designed to accommodate all experience levels, in a relaxed atmosphere. A tour of Journey Gallery will follow the session and include appetizers and wine. Reservations are limited, cost $15 and can be made at www.journeyartgallery.com/classes-yoga.html. In addition to this Friday’s special event, the women also host regular classes at the gallery throughout the week. Hosted Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the $10 yoga sessions require no registration and equipment is available to borrow. For more information on the regular yoga classes, visit www.journeyartgallery.com classes-yoga.html. Currently showing at Journey Gallery is the studio art and glass work of Robert Joliet, founder of Studio Art & Glass and long-time member of the arts community. His glass art can be seen throughout North America in the architecture of restaurants, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, corporations and private...

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Irish Dance Spectacular Comes In Canton Palace

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in News

Irish Dance Spectacular Comes In Canton Palace

“Rhythm In The Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular,” the story of an evil sorceresses, a captive heroic leader and the village that’s trying to save him all through the power of Irish dance, is being presented tonight, March 17, at the Canton Palace Theatre. The two-act performance takes place during the dark ages in a land ruled by an evil sorceress, whose spell has trapped the legendary hero Balor under her control to command her legion of henchmen. In a final attempt to rescue the leader, the people have called upon Balor’s companion Aisling and his younger brother Solas to rescue him. The troupe is comprised of some of the world’s accomplished and talented Irish dancers and work to turn a traditional art form into an Irish dance spectacular that has been described as an experience for the entire family. The group is lead by former Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance lead dancer Justin Boros, while the music from composers and twins Andrew and Jared DePolo, who are North East Ohio natives and worked to develop a full-bodied orchestra sound to accompany the thunderous claps of hard Irish dance shoes. The performance is tonight, March 17 at 7:30. Tickets range in price from $30 to $45, and a VIP package, which includes early entry into the theatre, a free copy of the soundtrack signed by the cast, a post-show meet and greet with the cast, is available for $60. For tickets, visit cantonpalacetheatre.ticketforce.com/. For more details on the performance and its members, check out www.rhythminthenight.com. The following video is a preview of the...

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A Downtown Canton Brewery? What! What!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in News

A Downtown Canton Brewery?  What! What!

There is no doubt that downtown Canton is starting to thrive. With the increase in downtown living, Canton Arts District business owners and galleries are looking to grow along with the increased population. What we certainly didn’t see coming was a desire for Canton Brewery. Today the Back Story section of the Canton Repository covers David Beule, owner of Appalachian Basin CPAs Inc. who would like to turn the building adjacent to Rite Aid across from the Kresge green space into Canton’s brewery. Grab a copy of the Canton Repository today to read up or check out more on the story here:...

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How do I post my events happening in the Canton Arts District?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in News

How do I post my events happening in the Canton Arts District?

So you want to know how to go about posting events to the Canton Arts District website. Great, because it is very easy. You have a few options: 1. You can contact Mike Nasvadi (mike@buzzbinshop.com) and he will be able to set it up do your Facebook events are automatically added to the site on a daily basis -or- 2. You can add your events yourself on our calendar page. Just look for the green button. Visit the calendar page here http://cantonartsdistrict.com/calendar/ Look for this...

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Welcome to the NEW Canton Arts District website!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in News

Welcome to the NEW Canton Arts District website!

Welcome to the new website for the Canton Arts District. Here are some of the things you can do here: Learn more about First Friday Plan a trip to the Canton Arts District Check out a Calendar of Events Go check out Public Art downtown And remember you can check out NEWS about all of these things on our homepage or by following this link:...

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