First Friday of the future

The vision for the area bordering Market Avenue N on some First Friday of the future is hazy and dreamlike. Details of the vision, like most dreams, still are fuzzy in the dusk-like light of the final stages of planning for the redevelopment of the Market Square green space area between Third and Fourth streets NW.

Culture shot: Disney on the local stage

Walt Disney Studios released its latest live-action movie in March, bringing in more than $1 billion at box offices worldwide with “Beauty and the Beast.” At least one area theater this summer will try to capitalize on that craze with its own youth production of the musical. The North Canton Playhouse will open its version of “Beauty and the Beast” on July 27.

Art collaboration

Tim Carmany and Dyanne Williams, with their collaborative collage piece “Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl,” were voted the 2016 winners of the Canton Arts District All-Stars exhibition. This year’s All-Stars competition attracted works from more than 75 participating artists.

Night out in Stark County | Art

Going to dinner for a night out is always nice, but it can become monotonous. Try taking an artistic approach for your next night out. Stark County is full of art-related activities to make an evening much more enjoyable.


ArtsinStark is a nonprofit organization that awards grants, manages the Cultural Center for the Arts and runs the annual Arts Campaign.

Gallery of ideas

Smart, talkative, funny, self-aware and bursting with creativity and ideas, Craig Joseph wears many hats well.

Mark these arts events on your calendar

“The Full Monty,” Sept. 3-26, Players Guild of Canton, Cultural Center for the Arts. “Menopause:The Musical,” Sept. 18-19, Akron Civic Theatre. “Cirque D’Or,” Sept. 11, Akron Civic Theatre.

Up Close with Joseph

Working in an old garage-turned-studio, using discarded junk found by dumpster diving, and driven to create new work whether or not anyone is buying, scruffy-yet-savvy Joseph Close personifies the downtown bohemian artist.

Taking his shot

Bold moves at Firestone and Augusta put Michael Lane’s paintings into major status. For golf fans, Tom Watson’s chip shot to beat Jack Nicklaus in the 1982 U.S. Open ranks among the greatest moments in professional golf history.