March First Friday: Luck of the Irish

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News

March First Friday: Luck of the Irish

The downtown Canton Arts District will be alive with the luck of the Irish on March 3 for First Friday! Grab your bagpipes and head downtown for a night of art, live music, food, and fun for everyone! Buy art, get cash! Buy $20 or more from your favorite downtown art studio or gallery, bring your receipt to the ArtsinStark Information Center inside Avenue Arts Marketplace, and get $5 cash back instantly! Each $20 arts receipt gets you $5 cash until 9:45pm. While you’re in Avenue Arts, get 20% off all First Friday merchandise! Stop in at 431 4th Street NW to say hello to one of the newest residents of the Canton Arts District: Silo Arts Studio! Silo Arts Studio is an art space to help facilitate the advancement of artistic growth for adults with disabilities. At Silo, individuals are encouraged to reach beyond what they know and advance not only in their art, but socially as well, through our community outings and connections. First Friday means FREE Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre. Snuggle up with the family for “The Secret of Kells” at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, and seating is first come, first served. Discover your creative side at the Canton Museum of Art with a make-and-take project designed for kids & adults. Dress as your favorite super hero or comic book character and enter a free costume contest for a chance to win cool prizes! Come hungry and grab dinner at one of the many locally-owned restaurants downtown! Go Irish at Grapes in a Glass with corned beef and cabbage sliders and shamrock martinis! Take a stroll through the galleries and studios to see the latest exhibits: Experience an interactive, experimental photography night at the Hub Art Factory; JULZ by Alan Rodriguez hosts a new exhibit featuring the work of Judi Krew; Daniel Beule will be at the Canton Brewing Company Speakeasy with his photography and original pop art paintings. The Canton Arts District is full of awesome shops, unique finds, and special First Friday deals! Only the Essentials Apothecary is featuring their Hangover Relief Roller Ball for just $5—just in time for St. Patty’s Day! At Cantonology, shop Canton-themed shamrock items, tote bags to shop for “greens” this summer at the farmers’ markets, and sign up for one of several upcoming “green” workshops. Catch the Luck of the Irish sale at Colette’s Vintage where you could save 5-20% off your purchase! Print & Press Shop & Studios will have local St. Patty’s themed tees and 20% off Cheers to Ohio! craft beer prints. First Friday will be rockin’ all night with live music throughout the entire arts district! Mark Heddleson plays Avenue Arts Marketplace 6-8pm; Doug “Ivory” Domineck at Napoli’s; John Whitacre at Joseph Saxton 7-9pm; Grapes in a Glass hosts Ben Holida 6:30-8:30pm, followed by Eric Brooke 9pm-12am; Buzzbin’s lineup starts...

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Attention Walsh Students: The Great Waffle Escape!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in News

Attention Walsh Students: The Great Waffle Escape!

Been hitting the books hard and need an evening of fun? Escape Room Downtown and Cultured Coffee & Waffles is offering a special deal for Walsh University students. Your Mission Gather college buddies, reserve your group’s Thursday escape room game online, then drive south down Market Avenue to Escape Room Downtown. Together you’ll search for clues, work challenging puzzles and attempt to beat an escape game of your choice. Book your escape room game at EscapeRoomDowntown.com and enter promo code WalshFun to get $5 off per person! (Thursdays only; must book 2-8 people.) The Debriefing After your mission is over, you’ll want to debrief at another Downtown Canton locale: Cultured Coffee & Waffles. Re-energize with coffee, waffles, beer or a combination of three? The key is your college ID that secretly gets you half off an incredible waffle of choice. Choose wisely. But most importantly choose often. Escape Room Downtown 203 Market Ave S Canton OH 44702 (330) 844-1492 http://escaperoomdowntown.com Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW Canton OH 44702 (234) 804-3111...

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Canton Arts District All-Stars call for entry

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in News

Canton Arts District All-Stars call for entry

The Canton Arts District All-Stars Exhibit is a one-night art event that is open for submissions to visual artists who have worked, played, or exhibited artwork in the Canton Arts District. Drop off your artwork and completed application on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10am – 6pm at the Canton Museum of Art.  Applications are available online: http://www.cantonart.org/all-stars-call   The works will be on display in the Museum Galleries for one-night only: First Friday, November 4 from 5-8:30pm.  Visitors during the event will vote on their favorite works until 8:00 pm and the winner will be announced before the show closes at 8:30pm.  PRIZES:  Extensive Media Promo Package Including: •Feature ARTe e-blast to thousands of subscribers • Artist profile in About Magazine • Feature Article on ArtsInStark Blog  • Feature Article in @CantonMuseum Magazine  • And other media opportunities  A Downtown Canton Package featuring: •A 2017 Solo Exhibition at ArtsinStark’s Avenue Arts  •Gift Cards to Area Restaurants   There is no fee to participate.  BASIC RULES: Artists must be at least 18 yrs. old Limit one submission per artist. Open to all artists who celebrate the Canton Arts District (May live in Summit, Stark, or other counties). Collaborative works are welcome but each individual can only be part of one submission. Entries must be original and created between 2014-2016.  2D Size Limits: Must be under 4’W x 4’H and 6” Depth (Must be ready to hang/install)  3D Size Limits: Must be free standing or fit on a 20” x 20” pedestal.   For more details, download an application:  ...

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Thursday Night Live!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News

Thursday Night Live!

The Canton Brewing Company continues to dazzle and amaze. Their restaurant is open, where you can enjoy exciting new dishes while in an gorgeous, airy spot with rich hardwood surrounding. The brewery is open for tours where you can marvel at what it actually takes to brew some seriously great local beer. The Speakeasy is available for you to sneak in for a beer or two. In case you haven’t heard—-The Canton Brewing Company has been bringing you the ultimate end of summer concert series—-Thursday Night Live in the lot near the Canton Brewing Company, from 7-10. Grab a beer of your liking and stroll over for some killer local bands as the sun sets over your fair city. This week wraps up the Thursday Night Live, a free concert series brought to you entirely by Canton Brewing Company. When I say it is ENTIRELY covered by Canton Brewing—that’s what I mean. David Beule is the owner of the brewery, and he wanted to give a little back to the community and get some more people downtown. Beule bought the lumber, built a stage and booked some bands and will cover the operating costs for the entire ten week series. There will be beer and food available for purchase from Canton Brewing Company, but that isn’t the driving force behind Beule’s undertaking. He’d much rather see downtown Canton swimming with smiling faces than sell a few extra pizzas. Yes, refreshments are available for purchase from downtown venues, including those artisan pizzas from Canton Brewing, but you’re not obligated. If you want to bring a picnic basket and a blanket—-you can! Folding chairs are also an option. There are no gates so get there as early as you like, maybe drop into Canton Brewing for a happy hour cocktail before you take your beer to go. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss all the fun! You will be able to see Jeff Poulos Blues Revue in full glory on an impressive 32 by 24 foot stage on Market...

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September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News

September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

The Canton Arts District has gone to the dogs! Grab your friends, family, (and Fido, too!) and join the party at Downtown for Dogs, on September’s First Friday event. VIP Petcare will be on hand giving away tote bags, leashes, coupons, and Frisbees! For $18, stop in their mobile pet center and get your pup microchipped! Don’t have a pet? No worries! Adoptable pets will be on the Grapes in a Glass patio between 4 and 6pm. From 5-8pm, check out the Canton Museum of Art’s newest art exhibition, “Reflected Self: Exploring Expressive Art Through Therapy”, bringing together people who have overcome life challenges. At 6:30pm, some of our city’s most prestigious men will strut their stuff in high heels for the Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event, raising money for the Domestic Violence Project. Registration begins at 5:30pm at Canton Brewing Company. Fetch a yummy treat at Cultured Coffee & Waffles where a special First Friday waffle will be unveiled! First Friday means Free Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre! At 7:30pm, settle in with kids for “Beethoven,” the story of a slobbering Saint Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios to see the latest exhibits: The Hub Art Factory will feature Tim Eakin’s Spectacular Beasts–a collection of fantasy creatures from the mind of Canton’s premiere illustration artist; Julz by Alan Rodriguez features work by Erin Mulligan; Canton Creativate hosts creative play for kids in the way of finger puppets and pinwheels; Snarky Art and Journey Studios will be full of sales and surprises, as well as their Community Project: “The Price is Right”; 3rd Space Art Gallery Juilliard Arts Center features work of the Juilliard Arts Center Board members who provide the opportunities for the students throughout the school year; IKON IMAGES The Illustration Gallery’s exhibition Emanations–Charting the Interior Life shows a new way to look at a very ancient way of identifying who we are; Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre welcomes Canton Cloth to their marketplace featuring over 40 local artists, live music, and a grab-n-go café. Buy $20 or more from your favorite downtown gallery or artist studio, bring your receipt to the big, yellow First Friday tent, and get $5 cash instantly! The Canton Arts District is full of awesome shops and unique finds! Cantonology celebrates the “Big Dogs of Canton,” featuring vintage Canton McKinley memorabilia. Roll over to Only the Essentials Apothecary to snag something from their new line...

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Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News

Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

While any day is good to shop, this Saturday is a special day for Downtown Canton retailers to roll out the deals and break out the bargains! Come shop on Saturday, August 27 from 10-4pm. The following retailers are joining the fun: • Arrowhead Downtown 534 Cleveland Ave NW • Avenue Mkplace ( 2nd April) 324 Cleveland Ave NW • Cantonology 306 4th St NW • Colette’s Vintage 207 6th St NW • IKON Images Gallery 221 5th St NW • Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center 209 6th St NW • Modern Ritual 326 Cleveland Ave NW • Only the Essentials Apothecary 340 4th St NW • Print & Press 429 4th St NW • Snarky Art & Journey Studios 431 4th St NW We know you might also need: • Arcadia Grille 321 Court Ave NW • Carpe Diem Coffee 215 Market Ave N • Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW • Deli Ohio 328 Walnut Ave NE Maps available...

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