First Friday Art Walk – November 2, 2018

Come to downtown Grand Rapids from 4 – 7 pm for this monthly celebration of art and creativity. All events are free unless noted and open to all ages.

 

  1. FRAME UP

Come chat with Jenny Farber whose wood burned and watercolor designs capture the uniqueness of Minnesota and celebrate life’s beautiful chaos.

 

  1. VFW POST 1720
Kim Young at Wings ‘n Willows

Sam Miltich and Friends present live jazz from 7 – 10 pm with special guest Tony Balluff on clarinet. All are welcome!

 

  1. WINGS ‘N WILLOWS ART GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING

Wings ‘n Willows welcomes back jewelry maker Kim Young. Kim started making sea glass jewelry nearly 10 years ago.  This past summer she was asked by Lily Winter to make her colorful lightweight handmade earrings as Lily is phasing out of that process. Join us to see her beautiful new artistry.

 

  1. CENTRAL SQUARE MALL
  • CENTRAL SQUARE MALL SOUTH WING

Art is a labor of love for self-taught artist Debra Cormier. She enjoys creating commissioned paintings on a variety of materials including canvas, ceramics, saw blades, and rocks.

  • CRAFTED BY ITASCA LIFE OPTIONS

Celebrating artists of all abilities, Crafted by ILO features artwork and unique handmade items for sale. For First Friday they will be hosting a Thanksgiving-themed making session with two surprise choices. Open fro 5 – 7 pm and free to all ages.

  • VILLAGE BOOKSTORE

Local romance author Noelle Rahn-Johnson will be at The Village Bookstore from 4-6 pm to promote and sign all 8 of her novels, including her newest book “Keelin’s Return.”

 

  1. MACROSTIE ART CENTER
Peter Gordienko at MacRostie Art Center

Presenting two new exhibits for November: Intertranslations is an exhibit of oil paintings by David B. Dobbs and Hobos of Honey Town is a series acrylic paintings based on a novel by Peter Gordienko. With wine and other refreshments plus food sponsored by SuperOne Foods, live classical guitar by Maria Annoni from 4 – 6 pm, and artist talks at 6 pm.

 

  1. OLD CENTRAL SCHOOL

Old Central School will be hosting a variety of artists as well as the “Kick Off to Kindness Week” presented by Untied Way. Check out their different booths for many opportunities to spread kindness.

  • LIVE MUSIC

4 pm Minton Miller will be playing acoustic guitar.

5 pm Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) is a singer/songwriter, poet, and radio producer and will be performing piano music.

6 pm Michaela Smith will be performing acoustic guitar covers and originals.

  • ARTISTS

Wild Acorn will be showcasing their handmade furniture, design drawings as well as items available for purchase.

Kyle Huff will be showcasing his artwork.

Patti Farrell, a local rtist will have her paintings displayed.

Donna Miller is a Zentangle artist who does pattern drawings. She will display her art as well as have blank cards available for purchase.

Leah Lemm at Old Central School (photo credit Marla Olivia)
  • STEP AHEAD CLOTHING COMPANY

Now open, stop in and check out their opportunities to purchase holiday gifts!

  • ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Visit with the artists on the 3rd floor including Mary Myers Corwin and Leah Yellowbird.

  • TRUE NORTH SALON AND SPA

True North is hosting their 5th annual Holiday Open House. This years “Treat Yo’ Self…and Someone Else” Open house will be better than ever with pampering, cupcakes, BOGO 40% off all Aveda and many give-aways!

  • YARNWORKS

Hosting artist Shannon Holmied with artwork on display along with a Young Living Oil presentation.

 

  1. BREWED AWAKENINGS

November’s featured artist is Kristina Semler with music by Kim Nagler from 4 – 6 pm.