First Friday Art Walk – October 5, 2018

Come to downtown Grand Rapids from 4 – 7 pm for the First Friday Art Walk. In October, we are celebrating the 7th anniversary of this monthly event! All events are free unless noted and all are welcome. 

Doug Haining at the VFW and the MAC

FIRST FRIDAY FOOD TRUCK: Visit the First Friday Food Truck located in the parking lot on the corner of Hwy 2 and 1st Ave NW for burrito and taco specialties – including vegan options – from Bemidji-based Pirate Burritos.

1.FRAME UP Come see vibrant and colorful drawings by Grand Rapids own Patti Farrell who is sure to impress and add color to the already colorful fall.

2. VFW POST 1720 Sam Miltich and Friends present live jazz from 7 – 10 pm with special guest Doug Haining on winds. All are welcome!

3. MOXIE Join {moxie} in welcoming local custom jewelry artist Sara Citrine. We will be launching our new fall lines with 10% off shop purchases all day and refreshments from 4-7, plus some fun autumn celebration surprises!


  • CLARA’S CUPBOARD Hosting artist Lori Leochner of Sew Unique Bags & Rags, specializing in handbags, caps, pillows, and other decorative items. With an eclectic mix from hippie and boho to fun and sporty, these are unique, one-of-a-kind creations.

    Katy Tessman at the Village Bookstore
  • VILLAGE BOOKSTORE Welcoming children’s author Katy Tessman for a book signing and songs at 5 pm. Katy’s book “Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden,” is a book for children about breast cancer.

5. MACROSTIE ART CENTER Showing paintings by Douglas Ross, and a group show by David Luke, Nancy Stalnaker Bundy, and Linda Snouffer. With wine and other refreshments plus food by the Forest Lake and music by jazz duo Sam Miltich and Dough Haining. Artist talks at 6 pm, and a special post-reception concert by the Long Hairz Collective at 7:30 pm.

THE LAKE + CO SHOP Join United Way of 1000 Lakes for their “Meet the Brewer” event. This is a great opportunity to connect with a diverse group of local and seasonal residents, plus enjoy a guided beer tasting with Copper Trail Brewing Company. Proceeds from tasting and 10% of store purchases will benefit local programs and services funded by the United Way of 1000 Lakes.


  • ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Visit with the artists on the 3rd floor including Mary Myers Corwin and Leah Yellowbird.
  • TRUE NORTH SALON AND SPA Hosting artist Shelley Robinson who creates small, unique rag dolls from mostly recycled materials. These “listening dolls” each hold a little hankie to dry tears and heal ouches. Hold her tight when you need a little love or need to talk.
  • YARNWORKS Hosting local artist Leatha Lemen with her colored pencil portraits.

7. BREWED AWAKENINGS October’s featured artist is photographer Jordan Weis. With music by Abreana Noal Trombley from 4 – 6 pm.


Top image: Linda Snouffer at MacRostie Art Center with David Luke and Nancy Stalnaker Bundy