On the first Friday of the month, downtown Ypsilanti comes alive with visual and performing arts. Over 20 venues open their doors with special exhibits, events, activities and family-friendly fun. During October, catch artist Mark Tucker’s imaginative, hand-made and brightly-painted parade sculptures and luminaries during the Festifools Exhibit at MIX Ypsilanti (130 W. Michigan Ave., mixthestore.com) from 6-9pm. This is a great chance to see his popular works from his anticipated annual public art performances, Festifools and FoolMoon. For Lego fans, see giant works of your favorite blocks on display during Lego Show: Our Community Building Together, and try printmaking projects, at the FLY Children’s Art Center (64 N. Huron St., flyartcenter.org) from 5:30-8:30pm.
While events go all day and night, times at venues vary,
so check online for more specific information every month
11am-2am Friday | October 7 | Downtown Ypsilanti
734-606-YPSI | Firstfridayypsi.com | Free