Press

Here's a quick view of articles about First Fridays Ypsilanti, lead organizers, or artists being presented at FFY events:

 
August 2016: "First Fridays are the Time to Celebrate Art in Ypsilanti" An article by By Cammie Finch on Ecurrent's website, describing First Fridays events and impact.
 
May 30th, 2016: Short Audio Clip promoting First Friday June Events, 2016: "Kayj Michelle, the President of "First Fridays Ypsilanti", in which the Ypsilanti businesses of Downtown and Depot Town areas host a bevy of all kinds of artists on the first Friday of each month, called in to tell us all about the continuation of this program.." http://pwr.podomatic.com/entry/2016-06-01T07_43_06-07_00 March 23, 2016: Check out this awesome video featuring testimonials from the business owners of some of our favorite FFY venues! https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysYpsi/videos/1108907389139688 March 1, 2016:  - First Friday Ypsilanti is a self-guided monthly art walk hosted throughout downtown Ypsilanti at multiple venues. Each month on the first Friday, participating venues offer free art activities involving local artists, musicians and/or tastings. View Segment Click Here
 
April 4, 2015:  Mark Maynard,"Talking about the identity of Ypsilanti with local artist Kayj Michelle, who spent the entirety of the show cranking out “Ypsilanti, not East Ann Arbor” buttons..." http://markmaynard.com/2015/04/discussing-race-fighting-against-the-greater-ann-arbor-area-brand-singing-our-asses-off-and-researching-civil-war-era-cures-for-chronic-masturbation-on-episode-eleven-of-the-saturday-six-pac/ March 7, 2015: Large turnout to support local arts at First Fridays fundraiser (PHOTO GALLERY) http://heritage.com/articles/2015/03/07/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc54fb240b74c73163048682.txt February 21, 2015: First Fridays Ypsilanti Gala & Fundraiserhttp://www.heritage.com/articles/2015/02/21/ypsilanti_courier/news/doc54e79528e88a4093449271.txt January 19, 2015: New Gallery in Ypsilanti to join FFY: http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/01/emmy-winning_sound_engineer_to.html March 4, 2014: Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation Grant http://markmaynard.com/2014/03/first-fridays-ypsilanti-to-grow-with-a2awesome-grant/ August 1, 2014: Ypsi Art Fair + First Fridays Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-art-fair-part-first-fridays-ypsilanti-art-crawl August 29, 2014: First Fridays Ypsilanti + Festival of the Honeybee http://business.a2ychamber.org/news/details/first-fridays-ypsilanti-the-honey-bee-festival-present-%C3%A2-festival-of-the-honey-bee%C3%A2 June 18, 2014: Interview with local artist Rob Todd http://www.concentratemedia.com/features/cooljobsrobtoddmaker0286.aspx January 9, 2014: 826Michigan recognizes Kayj Michelle, lead organizer of FFY http://www.826michigan.org/painting-the-town-januarys-supporter-of-the-month-is-kayj-michelle-of-community-rebirth/ July 24, 2013: EMU recognizes Deb Ennis, supportive organizer of FFY: http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1374676417  
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