Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at ArtsInStark First Fridays for 2022!

Please review the following vendor information before submitting your application. 


First Friday, held the first Friday of every month, is a walkable celebration of the arts, incorporating galleries, shopping and dining in Downtown Canton, alongside lively entertainment at the Centennial Plaza

Dates: Held on the First Friday of each month from 5 to 9 PM. (May through October)

Location: Downtown Canton Arts District (Map & Set Up Map will be provided)

NOTE: Even if you have participated in the past, you must complete an application for 2022.

  • For best event experience, First Friday coordinators reserve right to place temporary vendors in different locations each month. No reserved spots.
  • Sign up for all months you wish to participate in. Spaces are assigned as available, you may not be placed in every date.
  • Notification process may take up to 2 weeks. Please make note of that for the date you are applying for. 
  • Acceptance notice will be sent via email with approved dates and specifics. Additionally, an invoice will be provided. Invoice must be paid online.
  • FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS: Food trucks/tents/trailers $175; Artists/Packaged Foods/Baked Goods $75; Commercial/Business $250; Non-Profit $0 (no charge must provide family friendly activity)
  • Fee is due 30 days before assigned First Friday. If your payment is not received on time, your spot will be released for another vendor.
  • Map showing your booth location will be emailed no later than the day before the event.
  • Please note: acceptance of an application is subject to approval by ArtsInStark and is based on the appropriateness of the product and space available.
  • Special needs, contact First Friday event coordinators at
  • All spaces are 10ft x10ft.

  • Vendors must provide their own tents, tables, chairs, and display and stay within their allotted space.

  • Tents are mandatory – NO exceptions.

  • 25 lb. weights per tent leg required by Canton City Fire Department.

  • Electricity is available on a limited basis and not guaranteed. If needed, request below.

  • Vendor accepts all risks associated with the use of the vendor space.
  • Vendors must comply with all applicable State and Canton City Health Department rules and regulations. (330-489-3231 or
  • A copy of your mobile food license must be provided with your application and be sent to Canton City Health Department.
  • Note there will be a limited number of TEMPORARY food licenses permitted for each First Friday.
  • Per Canton City Health Department, Temporary Food Licenses must be applied for 2 weeks prior to event. (330-489-3231 or
  • NO ELECTRIC will be available for food vendors. Generators are required.
  • Proper fire extinguishers, tested and in working order, are required.
  • Vendor must obtain, at its own expense, any licenses or permits and insurances which are required for the operation of its trade or business.

  • Vendor must agree to collect and pay all required taxes and sales taxes.

  • Event is rain or shine. No transfer of payments. No refunds.
  • Non-Profit vendors will be required to provide activities or points of interest to First Friday visitors.
  • There will be opportunities for your organization to participate in set-up and clean-up
  • Due to large interest and in fairness to all parties, non-profit organizations may be limited to a maximum of 3 events. 
  • An activity may also be assigned to you if needed; contact for more information.


By signing this agreement, the applicant and all agents, volunteers, employees of group agrees to abide by the guidelines and decisions of ArtsInStark and the downtown Canton Special Improvements District, their employees or other representatives of the Canton First Friday. (Please read and check all boxes to acknowledge your agreement):