Come to downtown Grand Rapids from 4 – 7 pm for a fun, free, family-friendly event celebrating art and creativity. All events are free unless noted.
- STAINED GLASS WITH CLASS
Welcoming Kyle Pearson with his variety of blacksmithing goods. From knives to coat hooks to candle holders. He hand-makes everything, including stitching the sheaths for any knives he makes.
- GIINAWIND CREATIVE SPACE
Hosting a closing reception for the exhibit of artwork by Dewey Goodwin and Leah Yellowbird and celebrating the opening of a new immersive installation “The Changing Room.”
- MACROSTIE ART CENTER
Celebrating the opening of “Day Dreaming” by ceramic artist Peter Jadoonath in the Minnesota Gallery. A reception with food, wine and other beverages will take place from 4 – 7 pm with artist talks at 6 pm.
- BENDER’S SHOES AND GIFTS
Hosting Bender’s very own Beth Beddoe of “Ad-tiques.” She uses a stained glass technique to preserve tiny advertising treasures from the early 1900’s and also creates up-cycled trees from framing remnants.
- OLD CENTRAL SCHOOL
- Story Art and Museum: Stop by to check out the stereopticon – this slide projector or “magic lantern” of the 1800s and 1900s provided entertainment before the advent of moving pictures.
- Artists in the Attic: Head up to the 3rd floor to visit the artists in residence: Veda Edwards, Cody Geisler, and Chelsey Jo Johnson.
- CENTRAL SCHOOL GROUNDS
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn with Annie Humphrey at 5 pm followed by Lanue at 6pm. The Borealis Creamery Ice Cream Truck will be scooping homemade ice cream in a variety of flavors.
- NORTHERN CRUISERS CAR CLUB
Hosting a First Friday Show-n-Shine at the old Kremer’s lot on the corner of Hwy 2 and 1st Ave NW with Bobcats Lunchbox food truck on site. Open to all collector cars of any age.
- ITASCA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Celebrating First Friday with art by Lea Friesen, live music by Vocal Perspective, food by Pinched Catering, and sweets by Miss Sara’s Northern Treats.
- RAPIDS BREWING
Presenting live music by Sam Miltich from 4 – 6 pm and Ten Crow Moon from 7 – 10 pm.