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Blue Star Players specialize in performing new works in intimate settings

Submitted 03-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Blue Star Players, an international performing arts collaborative, specializing in new works performed in intimate and unusual spaces.


Grand Rapids Maker Faire encourages local makers to sign up to showcase projects

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions.


'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at KCAD's Helen Miller Kendall Gallery through April 8, 2017.


Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Activities will take place Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday April 2 and 9, 2017.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park embarks on $115 million capital campaign

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, is excited to announce the launch of a $115 million capital campaign titled Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love.


ACT hosts the eighth annual ACTion Art exhibit

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

ACTion Art delivers a unique opportunity for the Grand Rapids art community. Learn more about the impactful exhibit below.


Inspiration everywhere: ACT apprentice Reed Lewis

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at art apprentice Reed Lewis – his inspiration, his creation, and his goals.


Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will donate proceeds from his three-day art sale to Feeding America West Michigan.


Future Grand Rapids leaders partner with local gallery to make mural for City Hall

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit hosted its first Kids Summit on March 4, 2017. The Kids Summit attendees, in partnership with Richard App Gallery, created of mural of Grand Rapids to be displayed downtown at City Hall.


Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.