Friday August 1st from 5pm-9pm:
This month takes a twist by adding The Market to the First Friday lineup! Avenue for the Arts is excited to present a variety of shows that are coming! First Friday events are supported by a grant from the MCACA and a grant from DGRI.
Have Company is celebrating it’s first birthday on The Market on First Fridays. Last year the shop was opened up on The Market. This celebration will consist of a pop up shop called Small Room Collective set up in front of Have Company. The first version of Have Company was in a camper, so it seemed fitting to celebrate with a mobile shop. Have Company sells unique gift items that are a must have for friends and relatives.
South Division Ave becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials on the first Friday of every month.
This monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out new events and features at shops, galleries and eateries in the rapidly evolving South Division Corridor. First Friday events include drink specials, exhibition receptions, holiday sales and student artwork on view. This event attracts downtown residents, as well as friends and supporters from surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs into downtown Grand Rapids; creating and strengthening community and commerce.
Where: various locations South Division Avenue and the surrounding streets
Why: to showcase new and long-time businesses and venues along the Avenue for the Arts to Grand Rapids residents and visitors as well as promote Heartside as a location for innovation and entrepreneurial commerce.
First Friday Gallery Hops are supported by Dwelling Place’s Neighborhood Revitalization Department, which works to promote economic development in the Heartside area. Working to enhance not only the physical appearance of the commercial district, Dwelling Place works to promote the commercial district’s assets to customers, investors, businesses, visitors, and citizens. The Neighborhood Revitalization Department builds upon the existing economic base, promoting new business development.
Participating Venues Include:
(106) Gallery and Studio
Parliament the Boutique
Sanctuary Folk Art
Find more information about each venue’s featured events under the “This Month” tab!
If your venue is interested in participating please contact Amanda Carmer at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: First Friday.