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Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

Submitted 06-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively


Sexual violence, abuse in the GR music scene needs even more conversation

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Sexual violence and abuse are regrettably part of DIY and creative music scenes around the country. We must continue to have constructive dialogue and show support for victims in order to reduce and hopefully eliminate these issues in our community.


Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Community reviewer for the UICA, Patrick Feutz, discusses a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight Title bout with reigning champ Davey Moore.


South Division: Past and present through the lens of art

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tom Duimstra and Reb Roberts share their thoughts on the importance of public art and the artistic community in Grand Rapids.


Eastown invites Grand Rapids to celebrate annual Bizarre Bazaar

Submitted 06-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year’s event will be held on Wealthy Street, in Eastown on June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bizarre Bazaar celebrates local craft persons, entertainment, food and the unique flavor of Eastown.


Grand Rapids gathers to celebrate Asian culture, heritage at first festival

Submitted 06-13-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids hosted the first Asian Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Rosa Parks Circle. The festival was a cultural celebration with music, entertainment, food and dance.


Ebony Road Players to host third Annual Loving Day Celebration

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

Ebony Road Players will be hosting a weekend of events to celebrate Loving Day, 50 years after the groundbreaking court case Loving vs. Virginia, and share the stories of West Michigan community members.


Annual "Día del Sol" fundraiser celebrates Grandville Avenue community

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities will be hosting their annual fundraiser at the Goei Center.


Taste of RAW: Panelists discuss indie horror film at UICA

Submitted 06-06-2017 under OPINION

UICA and Cinema Lab team up to have local panelists dissect the film in terms of horror and feminism.


Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the first time, WMCAT will offer summer programs for both GRPS & Non-GRPS teenage students.