Celebrate the Fourth at First Friday

If you’re heading out on July 4th to view the fireworks, make a whole evening of it and stop by the galleries for a fine First Friday in Calumet. You will be treated to a wide selection of art media as well as a fifth year anniversary celebration with prizes!

Calumet Art Center on the corner of Red Jacket and 5th Street:

Join us this First Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tour our weaving, lamp work bead making and clay studios. Check out the list of summer classes and take a peek at the many ongoing projects.

For more information call 934-2228.

Paige Wiard Gallery, 109 5th St.

We are lucky to live in the Upper Peninsula where there is an amazing variety of birds and wildlife. The natural beauty of this area has been an inspiration to many different artists. One of these artists is Jim Hay. After being introduced to the Upper Peninsula in the late 60s Jim turned his photography from a hobby into a passion. Over the years Jim and his wife have been spending their summers in the Copper Country experiencing the natural wonders of the area. This has given Jim an opportunity to capture amazing photographs of native bird species and the surrounding area. Join us at the Paige Wiard Gallery to experience the nature photographs taken by Jim. His works will be on display at the gallery July 2 31 with an opening reception on July 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. Please call 906-337-5970 or email “mailto:paigewiardgallery@gmail.com”>paigewiardgallery@gmail.com.

Hahn Hammered Copper, 203 5th St.

Stop by Hahn Hammered Copper this First Friday! As well as celebrating the Fourth, we’ll be celebrating 5 years in business! As our thanks to you, we will have a drawing for a chance to win a Pendleton Dance Shawl – a $200 value or one of two $50 gift certificates. Our July exhibit is “Copper Country Time Travel”- vintage photographs brought to new life as gallery-wrapped canvas prints – the idea of local historian and author Richard Buchko. Stop in and see us on First Friday!

CCAA Gallery, 205 5th St.

There will be an opening for ‘American Pride’ Exhibit 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 4th. The show runs from July 4th to July 19th

Cross Country Sports, 507 Oak St.

Cross Country Sports will feature photography by Joe Kirkish through the month of July (but will be closed July 4). A retrospective of architectural photographs taken over the years, these black & white and color images capture buildings and landscapes with Joe’s eloquent sense of artistic composition. Even in stages of decomposition and abandonment, buildings serve as a cultural expression of place and time-a remembrance of human activity. Many of these “ghosts of place” exist now only in photographs or in the collective memory of the community. Stop by the shop at 507 Oak Street-Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Galerie Boheme, 423 5th Street

For July Galerie Boheme is proud to show many types of prints; woodcuts, lithos, mono prints, intaglio, and silkscreens from four internationally recognized and collected artists.

Jerome Ferretti, well known Detroit artist; Murals, brick sculpture, drawings, paintings and prints, and movie star in the Academy Award winning “Searching for Sugarman.”

Martin Moreno, from Michigan lives and works in Arizona; muralist, sculptor, painter, printmaker, educator, Martin is the recipient of many grants and honors and the 2012 Arizona governors art award.

Tom and Margo McCafferty Rudd of Calumet make a lot of artworks including prints. McCafferty Rudd will show a few previously unpublished prints.

Join us for the opening reception Friday from 6:30 till 9 p.m. After the reception you will still have time for a leisurely drive to Eagle River or Copper Harbor to view their outstanding fireworks and festivities, so “be cool and do both.” The show runs from July 4th thru July 31st. Call 906-369-4087 or email galerieboheme@gmail.com for more information.