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 around 8pm and includes Whiskey Daredevils, Flesh Peddlers, and Lords of the Highway.
Join the party and make Canton First Friday part of your weekend on March 3 in the Canton Arts District from 6-10 p.m. Download the map, plus additional details you may need at www.cantonfirstfriday.com. First Friday is brought to you by the Downtown Special Improvement District, Kempthorn Motors, and of course, ArtsinStark.