December's First Friday (Dec. 2nd) marks the official opening of the holiday shopping season at J. R. Kortman Center for Design. Lights will be twinkling, stars will be shining, and the store will be filled with compelling and magical gifts. The Kortman Gallery bar will be open upstairs so you can enjoy the "Wright Inspiration: Art, Design, and the Laurent House" exhibit over a relaxing beverage while listening to the unedited playlist from one of Rockford's grandest photographers, Nels Akerlund...and enjoy the music through the cool and cutting edge technology of the sound systems rom Hear.More.Music....now located in the "Kortman Gallery of Sound." And Rockford's ultra party guy, Mike LaLoggia will keep it all together tending the Gallery Bar. This is just the start of a happy 26th holiday season from J.R. Kortman Center for Design!