Downtown Battle Creek will be hopping Friday night with the 12th annual 'Spring Into the Arts" event. It takes place from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and will feature presentations from dozens of artists at locations around the downtown area. Winners will earn a $2,000 prize, and the first runner up wins $1,000 in the People's Choice Award contest. The Art Center of Battle Creek is celebrating its 70 years and will some art on display at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

During the art walk, music will fill the air with six local bands performing for the event. Food will also be available as the Battle Creek Farmer's Market will join the fun for the first time with 'Spring Into The Arts'. They will be set up at Festival Market Square along with Food Truck Fridays.

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce says:

These events provide businesses and arts organizations with the tools they need to create meaningful partnerships that support a healthy, creative, and artistic community, but that also give businesses a competitive advantage.

The forecast for the event Friday night calls for partly cloudy skies and temps in the mid to upper 60s.