On the First Friday of every month, South Division in downtown Grand Rapids becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, food and drink specials. This monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out new exhibitions, events and features at shops, galleries and eateries in the rapidly evolving South Division Corridor. First Friday events are supported by a grant from DGRI.
First Friday Gallery Hops are supported by Dwelling Place’s Neighborhood Revitalization Department, which works to promote economic development in the Heartside area. Working to enhance not only the physical appearance of the commercial district, Dwelling Place works to promote the commercial district’s assets to customers, investors, businesses, visitors, and citizens. The Neighborhood Revitalization Department builds upon the existing economic base, promoting new business development.