First Friday Art Walk, June 1, 2018

  1. FRAME UP

Come join us to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Frame Up from 4 – 6 pm with music from Corey Medina and Brothers, pizza from Pizza Works, and drawings for framed prints and gift certificates.

  1. NORTH IN BLOOM

Jan from Tin Lilly’s will be showcasing her hand cut metal flowers made from reclaimed tin.  There will be many sizes and colors available. 

  1. Corey Medina and Brothers at Frame Up

    VFW POST 1720

Sam Miltich and Friends present live jazz from 7 – 10 pm with special guest Martha Larson on cello and vocals. All are welcome! 

  1. WINGS ‘N WILLOWS ART GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING

Featuring Tracie Eilertson MacDowell’s Simple Things; hand stamped jewelry creations.  A local artist, wife, and mother of 4, Tracie uses metal and beads to create custom, inspirational, fun and creative jewelry.

  1. LAKE LOVER VINTAGE

Local potter Karen Olson will be showing her unique, Up-North Pottery, inspired by nature with new works including framed moon, lake, birch and pine landscaped tiles as well as other pottery. Receive a free pottery ornament with a pottery purchase. Treats from Boondocks Enterprises will be served. 

  1. PROJECT CARE FREE CLINIC

Stop by for an open house celebrating “The Healers,” a multi-person presentation of varying pieces of art focused on the difference makers who work to heal others every day. With a memorial for nurse practitioner Bernice Kane, artwork by Kiesler Wellness Center art students, and treats and refreshments.  Explore the symbolism and healing of art. 

  1. Karen Olson Pottery at Lake Lover Vintage

    CENTRAL SQUARE MALL

Welcome the newest addition to the mall! Anything by Austin offers a variety of locally handcrafted home decor, furnishings, photography, and wood burned art.

  1. CRAFTED BY ITASCA LIFE OPTIONS

CRAFTED is a program of Itasca Life Options that works to empower and provide opportunities to artists of all abilities. Each piece of artwork was made by a person with a developmental or physical disability.  Stop in and see their latest creations!

  1. MACROSTIE ART CENTER

Presenting two new exhibits for June: Rite of Spring by Kim Benson in the MacRostie Gallery and new works by Keith Thompson in the Minnesota Gallery. Live music by Sam Miltich and Martha Larson from 4 – 5:30 pm, food by North Homes, Inc., and artist talks at 6pm.

  1. THE LAKE + CO SHOP

Join us to celebrate The Lake + Co. Shop’s one-year anniversary with popcorn, giveaways, and beer from Bent Paddle Brewing Company! This Meet the Brewer is a fundraiser for United Way in partnership with The Lake + Co Shop.  10% of shop sales, and at will donations, will benefit United Way of 1000 Lakes.

  1. STAINED GLASS WITH CLASS

Welcoming artist Serenity Barden. Serenity is a painter specializing in wildlife and pet portraits. Come see these and other works. 

  1. Martha Larson at MAC and VFW

    HISTORIC CENTRAL SCHOOL

  • ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Visit with the artists on the 3rd floor including Mary Myers Corwin, David Dobbs, Kyle Huff and Jennifer Gorman.

  • LIVE MUSIC

Historic Central School will be hosting self-taught piano soloist Ariana Aitken. Stop in to hear Ariana’s soulfully beautiful piano playing and voice!

  • TRUE NORTH SALON & SPA

True North will be hosting Grand Rapids most stylish new business Rapids Maven. Personal shopper and stylist Anna Roberts will teach you the art of dressing with free consultations and outfit ideas. Stop in to learn more and to have a cookie!

  • WATERCOLORS BY NORA STEVENS

Former Grand Rapids High School art instructor and watercolor artist Nora Stevens will have original watercolors and cards for sale. Nora was a past president of the Itasca Art Association and was instrumental in forming the art market in Grand Rapids. 

  1. BREWED AWAKENINGS

The artist of the month for June is Ryan Corfits with a display of acrylics, watercolor paintings, and drawings. Music by Kim Nagler from 4:30-6pm, complimentary coffee and cookies, and a dinner special until 6:30