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Special Events

BZTAT Studios

209 6th St NW

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Yarn and Paint! BZTAT Studios will feature local artist Scott Simler who will live-paint his latest creation, and the “Create the Possibilities” Yarn Group who will knit and crochet and do other yarn stuffs. Create alongside our artists! Bring your own yarn project or help with ours. Or create something with paint! Artists of all ages and all abilities are welcome!

Fromage Du Monde Cheese & Wine Shop

340 4th St NW

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Coming soon

Strauss Studios

236 Walnut Ave NE

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Katrina Polhamus brings us a beautiful themed collection of “realistically-painted birds, a golden structure, and a stylized or patterned background.” Meet the artist during our First Friday celebration. 6-9pm Paired with music by harpist Nancy Paterson of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, this will be a magical evening. Come for an atmosphere of gilded feathers and strings! Light refreshments will be provided. Exhibit will be on display through June 16.

Creative Dreams/Juilliard Arts Center

610 Market Ave N. (Across from the Canton Palace Theatre)

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Learn how to make your own sweet 16 candles. While you are there head upstairs to the Juilliard Arts Center’s 3rd St Gallery

Passages Boutique

225 3rd St NW

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Shop new arrivals and special First Friday discounts

Kendall and Blue

217 2nd St NW

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Offering 16% off storewide. They will also have snacks & giveaways. Free dumpling make up bags with purchase.

Boomdyada Earth

332 4th St NW

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Make-n-Take – Mini Bell Jar Terrariums Starting at $20

2 Scoopz Ice Cream

138 5th St NW

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Special Ice Cream and Milk Shake flavor of the month- Key Lime Pie!

R&J Ballroom

610 Market Ave N

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Hosting a FREE Ballroom Dance Class at 6:30 pm. Dance party begins at 7 pm. No partner or experience required. Dance party fee is $10 per person.

Canton Museum of Art

1001 Market Ave N

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Opening Reception for the Canton Museum of Art’s Spring/Summer Exhibitions featuring “Finding Home,” in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum. FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC – Friday, May 5th from 5:00pm-7:00pm Reception includes opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, ask CMA Curators questions about the exhibits, light bites from 5pm-6pm and a cash bar. Enjoy music from 5pm-7pm by local, ethnic folk band, Visinata! In addition, CMA will be offering FREE admission and extended hours from 10am-8pm throughout the day for May’s Downtown Canton First Friday.

Cookies Custom Tees and More

310 4th St NW

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Having a huge mothers day sale as well as 50% off croc charms sale. They will also have games for kids to play to win prizes

Just Imagine

210 6th St NW

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Join Just Imagine for extended shopping hours until 9PM. Shop artwork, pottery, décor, and much more – all handcrafted by local adult artisans with developmental disabilities. Plus – don’t miss the opportunity to paint your own ceramic celebration piece at their make and take workshop! The best part? All proceeds benefit Just Imagine and help to create employment opportunities for local artisans with developmental disabilities.


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401-954-1768jbecker@cantonsid.org400 Market Ave N, Suite 400, 44702
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