Visit the Gallery of Shops for Downtown Adrian First Friday Fun!

Once a month the shops inside the gallery join other area businesses to bring the Downtown Adrian First Fridays. The themed festivities include music, parades, promotions, give away items and prizes. Take a stroll through the entire downtown Adrian, MI area by utilizing the free parking behind our 18,000 square foot building. For more event information, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram.  

The Gallery of Shops is hosting a Spectacular Christmas Extravaganza again this year on December 6, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 

SANTA will be located in My Cousin Vinny’s from 5:00pm until the downtown Adrian Christmas parade starts. Bring in the family for a FREE photo with him courtesy of Crea8ive Clicks Photography.

Downtown Dempsey’s- Good Eats, Sweet Treats will have a FREE hot chocolate to take around while you play the game or while walking around to take in the all of the Christmas trees and lit hallway.

Open Houses with other activities and goodies include:
Mon Amour Salon, United Way Monroe/ Lenawee Counties, Yarn Hoppers, Blue Boutique, Farmers Insurance Loveland Agency, Hang Loose Boutique and Hair Salon.

Vote for your favorite decorated Christmas Tree after playing the Christmas themed game to WIN your own CASH prize, sponsored by Sieler’s Water Systems

Gallery of Shops Event Pics & Winners

Have you signed up to receive our monthly ENewsletters? Amber is our October sign-up winner, she spent her Gallery Bucks at Yarn Hoppers. 

Congratulations to our November First Friday game winner! He received a copy of all of our local author books. Crea8ive Clicks Photography hosted.  

Linda Etter, a local author, was also signing her two publications. You can order her books at

Another local author, Lynn Eckerle, sat with her new book ‘Wild Irish Rose’. To learn more about her, you can visit her website at

Rhonda from Goodwill’s- Blue Boutique hosted the game for the October downtown Adrian’s First Fridays. She is pictured here with Laura, the winner of the $50.00 Visa gift card. 

We had some early trick-or-treaters playing the game during the October downtown Adrian’s First Fridays. 

Kids were also able to pick up a free book from Goodwill’s- Blue Boutique and make a bat bookmark. 

Crea8ive Clicks Photography offered free Halloween themed pictures, more are available on her website. For Gallery of Shops First Friday photos, check our Facebook page. 

August brought the Dog Days of Summer in downtown Adrian, MI. Pictured here is Rob with his pet waiting for their Greek Pizza from Downtown Dempsey’s- Good Eats & Sweet Treats. Check out more pictures from Downtown Adrians First Fridays on our Facebook page. 

In June 2019, we welcomed Farmers Insurance Loveland Agency to the Gallery of Shops! We celebrated with the Adrian Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting. 

Kaine and Xander Waters took the grand prize of passes to Splash Universe with their America themed off-road Jeep Power Wheels. Their prize was presented by Vinny from My Cousin Vinny’s Barber Shop. Each participant received a fun medal and bubbles to take home from the Gallery of Shops. For photos, visit the Gallery of Shops Facebook page

Yarn Hoppers hosted the May First Friday event to kick-off the month of movies with the Adrian International Film Festival. Emily, here with owner Christal, won tickets to the movies and a dinner to Downtown Dempsey’s. 

Steve, owner of Mon Amour Salon, hosted the April First Friday game. The theme was “Tap Into Spring”! The businesses had fun with maple syrup themed products, give-aways and ideas for shoppers. Congratulations to our winner of two passes to Splash Universe! 

The Gallery of Shops held their first annual Women’s Event on March 21st. There were speakers for domestic violence awareness, self-defense demos, self-health info and, of course, shopping deals and give-aways all night long. Here is a winner of one of the raffle baskets provided by United Way Monroe/ Lenawee Counties. 

Lisa Marks won two tickets to a Croswell Opera House play  and dinner for two at Downtown Dempsey’s. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! How are going to treat your sweet this Valentine’s Day? The Gallery of Shops also holds unique boutiques that have the perfect gift!

Downtown Dempsey’s is having a pre-Valentine’s Day sale! Rock your Valentine with a single rose from Sieler’s Landscape & Design and two cake balls. Get them while supplies last!

Dennis is playing the Gallery of Shops trivia game during the February Downtown Adrian’s First Fridays. Each shop inside had a cartoon couple picture, name each one and turn in your card for a chance to win. Remember to watch for our next Downtown Adrian First Friday event info on the Facebook and Instagram pages.

Hang Loose Boutique & Hair Salon held a contest to win a Vera Bradley bag.

During the Downtown Adrian, MI First Friday event Santa Claus along with the owners of the Gallery of Shops, Les and Mary Sieler, presented Share the Warmth Lenawee with collected cash donations and much needed supplies.

Sherrie was the winner of the Gallery of Shops Christmas Trivia crossword game! She won Christmas cash!

Guests were in awe of the dulcimer playing Christmas carols during the December Downtown Adrian, MI First Friday event.

Crea8ive Clicks Photography offered free pictures with Santa Claus during the Downtown Adrian First Friday! Santa Claus was hosted by My Cousin Vinny’s.