First Friday Gallery Hops


Galleries, shops and eateries up and down South Division invite you to the First Friday Gallery Hop on the first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm.


On the first Friday of every month, South Division Ave becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials. 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.

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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.

First Friday Gallery Hops are supported by Dwelling Place‚Äôs 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.



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First Fridays presented by the Avenue for the Arts Website

First Fridays Facebook Event

Questions can be emailed to the Avenue for the Arts Learning Lab at, subject line: First Friday

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