Canton's First Friday - June

First Friday has the blues this month with the CANTON BLUES! Come on down and enjoy the festivities of First Friday alongside the thrill of the Canton Blues Fest. Live music will be filling the streets as you walk through the various shops, galleries, and restaurants. Canton Kindness Coalition will be doing music-themed face painting at Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods while Cantonology salutes the blues with denim and music-themed items for sale. Head on over to Essential Alternatives where you can find your relief for the blues by purchasing a bottle of Tranquility Spray. Also, Carpe Diem Coffee Shop will allow you to ‘seize’ your nitro coffee under the stars in their sidewalk tent!

Stop by the Canton Palace Theatre where you can experience a FREE showing of “Sing” at 7:30pm. Tickets are required and are available in advance through the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office.

Still feeling the blues? The galleries and shops can fix that for you! The Hub Art Factory will be hosting Live Art Demos, Strung by Shawna will be selling mini string art make-and-takes, and Boomdyada will be hosting make-and-take Marimo Aquariums. Stop by Julz to check out their featured artist, Russ Hench, while Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center hosts their Earth, Sky, Sea Exhibit. John Strauss will be hosting a new bookshelf for local authors. And don’t forget to stop by Avenue Arts Markteplace & Theatre to check out their new exhibit on Canton Arts District All Stars Winner - Lisa Teeple. 

The streets of Downtown Canton will be flooded with live music with two outdoor stages, live street corner musicians and indoor musical acts at Grapes in a Glass, 410 Martini, Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre, Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, The Auricle, Buzzbin, George’s Lounge, and Makeshift.

Be a Better Me Foundation will be celebrating the “blues” with Kona Ice of Central Canton! The Kona Truck will be at our office serving all things shaved and FUN! Come by for music, fun, and some fun activities for the kids! A special Blue Shaved Ice treat will be available as well.

Don’t forget to head up to the Canton Museum of Art for their “Food For Thought” Book Talk with Kim Kenney and Barb Abbott, co-authors of “Stark County Food”. Listen to Kim and Barb describe how they chose the book’s chapters and after, get your copy personalized. “Stark County Food” books are on sale now in the CMA’s Artisan Boutique. CMA’s event runs from 5pm-8pm with the Book Talk promptly at 7pm with free admission and a cash bar.

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