Canton, Ohio First Friday

First Friday is a monthly party in the Downtown Canton Arts District in Canton, Ohio, featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children.

It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday is from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round!

There will be no outdoor vendors, but lots of businesses are still open for you to walk around and explore!

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Canton First Friday is presented by the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District and ArtsinStark.

First Friday, September 4

  • The Hub Art Factory (336 6th St NW) will be hosting Erin Mulligan and her fantastic creature creations ONE NIGHT ONLY (September 4) from 6-10pm. This event is free and open to all ages. Masks required.
  • Cantonology (306 4th St. NW) 20% off sale on selected items. Lots of new items and new “make at home” craft kits on sale. Also, a free take-home craft for the kids!
  • Canton Museum of Art (1001 Market Ave N.) FREE admission from 10AM-8PM for First Friday. Reserve your FREE timed tickets at Fall Exhibitions “Virtual” Opening Reception: Join the Canton Museum of Art for a “Virtual” Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception on CMA’s social media, First Friday, September 4th at 5:00pm. Visit CMA’s Facebook page for more details.
  • Print & Press Shop & Studios (429 4th Street NW) is happy to be open for a socially-distanced First Friday from 6-9 p.m.! Check out all the new goods we’ve been working on during the quarantine! Enjoy special discounts and sale items from Little Chicago Clothing Co. and Letterpress Jess. Shop apparel, cards, handmade candles, jewelry and gifts from more than 30 midwest makers. Don’t miss the live letterpress printing demonstration with Big Sal until 8 p.m.
  • Grapes in a Glass (575 Market Ave.N) is continuing with social distancing guidelines while still having fun and enjoying great food and drinks with Live Music! Enter our Mask Contest to win prizes! Categories of Funniest and Most creative. Entrants also receive $1 off their first drink. Show us what you’ve got! Daniel Grey 7-10 PM. Call ahead seating is available.
  • Grizzye Art Gallery/Innovation Brewery (309 Court Ave NW) Live painting, book signing and serving beer.
  • Just Imagine Gift Gallery (6th St) Join us for a summer end sale featuring pottery pieces up to 75% off! Plus- shop our NEW face masks featuring the unique artwork of local adult artisans with developmental disabilities. Can’t make it in? Shop our collection online at
  • Virtual Silent Film "Easy Street" featuring Charlie Chaplin with Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ
    7pm Canton Palace Theatre Facebook Page:

Upcoming Events

    Sporcle Live with Mellina! - September 24, 2020

    Virtual Reading – Green Bean Casserole

    Exostra/ Syringe/ Divorce Horse