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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

First Friday in Calumet to offer exhibits, art activities, more ...

Participants in the Copper Country Associated Artists workshop this First Friday will learn to create an Art Journal such as this one using recyclable books and materials. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet, March 4, will offer new art exhibits and activities. Check these out:

Copper Country Associated Artists Workshop: Creating an Art Journal

Copper Country Associated Artists will host a workshop on Creating an Art Journal beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4. Class will be limited to 15 participants.  Recyclable books will be provided along with lots of scrap materials and tools to help get you started on your own journal. Many ideas will be demonstrated and shown to inspire your creativity.

Calumet Floral and Gifts: Design new arrangements

On your First Friday Art Walk stop at Calumet Floral and Gifts and learn to battle midwinter blahs with beauty! This Friday the staff will be demonstrating how they create "custom permanent arrangements" to coordinate with various spaces. They will show how they work from swatches, wall hangings, pillows, curtains, etc., to update a look. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own containers or outdated arrangements, and floral experts will help them design a new look. Calumet Floral and Gifts is at 221 Fifth St. For more info call 906-337-1711.

Paige Wiard Gallery: Celebration of Sled Dogs!

Gunner Ready to Go. Art by Michelle Wegler. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

For the month of March the Paige Wiard Gallery, 109 5th Street, is celebrating how amazing sled dogs are with artwork by Michelle Wegler. In her works Michelle is able to capture the magic of Copperdog -- the excitement, beauty and loyalty of the dogs. Visit the Gallery for a celebration of sled dogs with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 4. For more information call 906-337-5970 or email

Calumet Art Center: Gallery exhibits, classes, more ...

Pottery created by Ed Gray is featured in the galleries of the Calumet Art Center.  On First Friday, visit the working studios in the lower level of the Art Center, where a mosaic of art classes are taught year-round to children and adults. See a collection of new weavings, twined rugs and more. Visit with art center members and learn of upcoming classes. Learn about new programs for veterans and the Center's online fundraiser to incorporate a new ramp for barrier-free accessibility. Every First Friday at 8 p.m. a 50/50 raffle ticket is drawn -- the bowl is filling with tickets of hopeful winners. For more info visit

Cross Country Sports: "True North" exhibit

Cross Country Sports, 507 Oak Street, welcomes the Great Bear Chase skiers with a show titled "True North" -- featuring works by Jeremy Rowe of Nightsky Photography, Watercolors by Donna Lenard, jewelry by Annele Sakari of Hello Starling Designs, Heather Mroz and Designs by Jak. An open house with refreshments will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 4. For more information call 337-4520, visit or find them on Facebook.

Hahn Hammered Copper: Identify the Mystery Object

Stop in at Hahn Hammered Copper this First Friday and see what’s old. The Hahns will be featuring an assortment of weird and unusual vintage items! Win a hand-hammered copper zipper pull if you can help identify this month's Mystery Object. Peter and Shelly Hahn say they are stumped!