A new business debuts, special guests mingle with customers, and art-related businesses in downtown Algoma have their usual mix of fun and special sales for the monthly First Friday celebration.
Among the highlights:
The art strip’s newest business, Trove, 318 Steele St., holds its opening day starting at 10 a.m. Friday. They’ll be serving barbecue starting at 4:30 p.m. until they run out. The store offers 40-90% off of retail on everything in the store. All new items “from furniture to clothing, household and everything in between.” Adult clothing is $8 and down. Children’s clothing is $5 and down. Business owners hope to add 500 new items each week.
“Learn & Toast” for people who a more positive 2020: At Native Roots Hemp & Love of Oils, 219 Steele St., clients can meet with spiritual counselor Michelle Stephenson and learn tips for removing negativity and adding positivity to life. The event is 4-8 p.m., and free wine will be served.
BellaLuna’s Apotheticary and Boutique features Megan Lundahl, local Green Witch and owner of the Pearl of of County from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out products, conversation and Von Stiehl wine. Free crystals for kids. Lundahl is a Sturgeon Bay native who has been mixing oils and brewing up healing skin potions using nature’s magic for decades. Being the daughter of “well-read hippies,” she went on to hone her passions and talents with a degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (’02) and a master’s in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching from the University of Minnesota (’18).
Steele Street Trading Co. & Gallery, 300 Steele St., is a showcase for local gifted artists such as Randy Dettman, Corinna Farley, Kim Lyon, Chord Jewelry, Stephanie St. John, Barbara Zipperer, Patti Raine, Tom Conard and Diane Steffen. This First Friday features a 60% blowout sale of nautical items and 20% off holiday decor and collectibles. Samples of wine, mead, gourmet chocolate and gourmet coffee will be served.
Travi Bongo, percussionist for California’s American reggae rock sextet, Fortunate Youth, will be visiting Yonder, the creative art space at 321 Steele St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A local beer slinger at the Ahnapee Taproom, photographer and CBD enthusiast will be making music, selling art and his new line of CBD products, made in collaboration with Buffalo-based Bison Botanics. This will also be an opportunity to check out Yonder’s newest addition – an etching press. The hope is that a studio can be activated in 2020. People interested in signing up for classes or using the space can find more information on Facebook @yonderartland.
Ginnie Sherer is Robert Ray Gallery’s featured artist for the month. Sherer creates meticulously hand carved and realistically painted fowl feathers. Her creations are often mistaken for real bird feathers. The gallery at 520 Parkway St. will be open 5-8 p.m., and refreshments will be served.