It’s ICE NIGHT and the Kickoff of The Illumination Festival. Check out 20 carvings throughout the Canton Arts District. Social distancing and masks are required! DOWNLOAD MAP
Cultural Center for the Arts (1001 Market Ave N) People can experience “Illumination” in lots of ways: in their cars, walking around, standing in marked off areas.
At the Cultural Center there will be three installations. a) Great Court (14,000 square feet indoors) will feature seven light sculptures, video mapping by Megan Wanderer, and the Genius Lab “touch free” art and light experiments. b) Cable Hall (8,000 square feet) will host a total Immersive Light Experience by OBLSK with video mapping of three walls and syncopated soundtrack. C) The Plaza (18,000 square feet) outdoors) will present a giant video mapping of Cultural Center’s main entrance also by OBLSK. The Illumination Genius Lab will have multiple touchless activities for your family to enjoy! Make glow in the dark lava bags to take home, learn new skills in our jumbo shadow hand puppet theatre, enter our star tent to see how many hidden constellations you can locate, and take an official Illumination photo to share your fun on social media!
Check out the other Illumination installations: Hall of Fame City Ice Rink, Visit Canton, Buzzbin, Arrowhead Vintage, Centennial Plaza, Julz, and Vital Arts.
Thanks to our Ice Sponsors:
Shops of 4th Street
Fromage du Monde
Grapes in a Glass
Canton Museum of Art
Gator’s Joint – Gator’s Joint will be offering Free Hot Cocoa, Live Entertainment By Dead Rappers Society and One Shot Shady, Buy 3 bandanas get one free and other specials
Buzzbin Art & Music Shop (331 Cleveland Ave NW) Augment My Reality Art Show: presented by GhostRighterz Artists Services Live Music: Hexum / Toolebox / Gnomad / Dead Chiefs / Lil Andy www.buzzbincanton.com
Band performance schedule:
• 5pm to 5:45 Lil Andy Blues Band
• 6- 6:45 Dead Chiefs
• 7:30 – 8:15 Gnomad (Frankenstage)
• 8:30 Toolebox
• 9:15 Hexum
Main stage "Augment My Reality: The Future of Art, Virtual Reality Painting Performance Art" 730-8pm
Confirmed Artists ‘BlackLit Music’ Blacklight Art Exhibit.
Lena SchwarzeHollow (Sunayata Abstracts) painting live
Jacques P Jackson
Canton Palace Theatre (www.facebook.com/cantonpalacetheatre) Kick off the new year with some free virtual fun by watching the silent film “The Lucky Dog”, starring Laurel & Hardy and with accompaniment by Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ, on the theatre’s Facebook page at 7pm.
Canton Museum of Art (1001 Market Ave N.) The CMA will be open special hours for January’s First Friday and will offer FREE admission from 5PM-8PM. Reserve your FREE timed tickets at cantonart.org/reservetickets today! CMA will also have a ice carving artist creating an ice masterpiece starting at 4:30PM.
Vital Arts Gallery (324 Cleveland Ave NW) Local Photographer James Cooper features his collection titled: ‘Fall of the Mammoths’ which invites viewers to explore the relics of an Americana past through his photographs of abandoned classic cars.
Visit The CUT Cinema to enjoy independent film, and see our resident artists work on display throughout the gallery.Illumination Light Festival guest artist: Nick Nonno
Miss Larana’s Alchemical Apothecary (334 4th St NW) We have Ancient Egyptian Hair Tonic and Miss Larana’s Hair Rub featured this month. Both all natural, organic and made here at the shop. Hair Rub is a weekly treatment of oils, rosemary, horsetail and hops that will help your hair grow and thicken. $6 Our Hair Tonic can be used daily to condition and stop hair fall and promotes new hair growth. $4 We also have plenty of Honey Lip Salve!
Cantonology (306 4th St. NW) Ice is fun in 2021! BOGO sale on glassware, plus a big post-holiday sale. If Santa didn’t get you everything on your Cantonology wish list, now is the time to treat yourself and save. Free winter and ice themed “take and make” craft kits, plus coupons to use throughout the new year.
Print & Press Shop & Studios (429 4th Street NW) will be open for a socially-distanced First Friday from 6-9 p.m.! Enjoy special after-the-holiday special discounts. Shop apparel, cards, handmade candles, jewelry and gifts from more than 30 midwest makers. Don’t miss the live vintage letterpress printing demo from Letterpress Jess and Big Sal until 8 p.m.
Grapes in a Glass (575 Market Ave. N) will be rolling out our Hot Caramel Apple Cider! Spiked adult drinks to watch the amazing Ice Carvings! Call ahead seating available. Live music, Killer Wails live 6:30-9:30. Enjoy one of our house-made appetizers and a cold beer, glass or bottle of wine or a specialty cocktail! Sangria, red and white by glass And pitcher. Handmade to order with brandied fruit and our award winning wine!
330 Bar and Grill (Market Ave S) Robbie Flair is an award winning barkeep & world-renowned flair bartender. His passion for crafting the best possible cocktails has given him a name in the mixology industry
The performances will take place on our beautiful patio at the following times:
Between performances, Robbie will be delighting patrons with his incredible talents inside of the bar and restaurant. Robbie has appeared on Dr. Oz
Robbie’s Awards include:
• Best Bartender in Ohio Champion 2019-2020 – OLBA (Ohio Licensed Beverage Association)
• Search For the Best Bloody Mary – Ohio Champion
• Best Bartender in Cleveland – in Cleveland Scene’s Best of Cleveland Poll
• Bombay Sapphire Cleveland Competition – Iron Bartender Champion
• Second Prize (3rd Place Overall) World Cocktail Championships, TGI Friday’s Worldwide
• Woodford Reserve’s Master of the Manhattan, National Finals in New York City – 4th in the country
• Crowned as Cleveland’s Best Bartender, by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com
• Woodford Reserve’s Master of the Manhattan, Ohio Champion
Join the Center Ice Skating Club as they skate into a New Year! The skaters will be performing to holiday favorites on the Hall of Fame ice rink at 6 pm. Due to social distancing requirements, please view their performances online through the live stream. https://www.cantonohio.gov/517/Ice-Skating