When artists, makers, and doers in Ypsilanti wanted a place to network, sell, and grow, they created one. Established in 2013, First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) showcases artistic creations through a themed walking tour. This community-centric event invites attendees to discover businesses, artists, and spaces that are normally not accessible to the public.
FFY’s theme changes by month and Ann Arbor SPARK is excited that August’s theme is INNOVATION! Innovation is everywhere — in restaurants, artist’s studios, transportation, and in unexpected everyday things like your breathing (more on this later). Ypsilanti’s artists and businesses are excited to collaborate and share with the greater community how they embody innovation.
We are excited
to participate in FFY for the first time since SPARK East’s major renovation. During
the event, the community can meet with SPARK staff and businesses currently incubated
at the center. We’ll be highlighting the services and resources available at
SEIC, showcasing the innovative work of AuraLab who is advancing meditation
through its Breathescape app,
and welcoming local artist Jermaine
Dickerson who SPARK recently commissioned to create a mural in the newly
renovated event space. During your visit, grab some sweet and salty treats to
fuel your FFY journey!
Ann Arbor SPARK is a sponsor of First Fridays Ypsilanti.
About Ann Arbor SPARK
Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is advancing the
region by encouraging and supporting business acceleration, attraction and
retention. The organization identifies and meets the needs of business at every
stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with
business, academic, government, and community investor partners. For more
information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit www.AnnArborUSA.org.
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