First Friday to uncover ‘hidden spaces’


Join Main Street Delaware on June 2 for a revealing look at some of the city’s architectural gems and “Hidden Spaces.”

Sponsored by Ohio Living Sarah Moore and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware, the self-guided First Friday “Hidden Spaces” tour will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and feature an opportunity to visit nearly a dozen unfinished and other spaces not always open to the public, a news release states.

The June 2 tour is scheduled to include the third-floor (former ballroom) above Sandusky Street Antiques; the second floors of the Strand Theatre, Toujours, Barley Hopsters, and Breakaway Cycling; the basements of The Greater Gouda and Coffeeology; the office space of Clay Media Group; and Ohio Wesleyan University’s Slocum Hall and Richard M. Ross Art Museum, which is displaying an exhibit of art quilts.

Tickets for “Hidden Spaces” are $10 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com or in person at The Greater Gouda, 12 N. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Tickets – and maps for all ticketholders – will be available after 5 p.m. on First Friday at the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St., Delaware.

All tour sites will be designated by balloons and hosted by Main Street Delaware volunteers able to share some of each location’s rich history. Proceeds from the evening will support Main Street Delaware’s efforts to preserve and promote the city’s historic downtown.

The community also is invited to help honor some of the many businesses and individuals who work tirelessly to improve the downtown when Main Street Delaware presents its 2017 Design Awards.

The awards ceremony will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 29 at the Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets for the celebration are $30 per person, which includes appetizers and alcoholic beverages.

Event tickets, including special Main Street Delaware membership opportunities, are available online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com.

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