Canton Arts District
The Canton Arts District boasts art galleries, studios, and specialty shops plus a wide range of public artwork on display around the streets of Downtown Canton! There are also live music venues, delicious local restaurants, bars and nightlife for you to enjoy. Whether you are already planning a trip to the area, or are just looking for unique shopping, local eats, or something special to do, we have you covered.
Join us every First Friday of the month for a party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring live 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 begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30, followed by the full-out event downtown from 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine. First Friday happens every month – year ’round!
This winter, see downtown Canton come to light during Illumination, January-February 2021. Start your experience at the Cultural Center for the Arts, where lightmapping by OBLSK will coat the venue in light, then continue to view all eight of the canton light festival locations.