About 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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What is First Friday
Where is the downtown Canton Arts District
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First Friday is Presented by
The Downtown Canton Special Improvement District is a nonprofit corporation that provides programming to preserve the economic well-being of downtown Canton. The SID is dedicated to preserving the esthetic, architectural, and historic character of the downtown area. The organization is funded by special assessments on downtown property owners.
We manage the magnificent Cultural Center for the Arts. Our grants program awards over $1 million annually to 75 Stark County nonprofits. We develop public art projects that revitalize downtowns and neighborhoods. We fund partnerships between schools and arts organizations to supercharge learning through our SmArts program. In May 2011 we raised $1.56 million- the highest amount ever for the annual arts campaign: The Fund for ArtsinStark. Our mission is "growing the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities." We are Artsinstark---the County Arts Council.