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Connection through expression: Building community through art

Submitted 01-03-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

An update on Avenue for the Arts and a look at what’s to come ahead. This Friday, January 6, Avenue for the Arts becomes "South Division Avenue becomes "the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials."


New Year's Eve concert at Wealthy Theatre to celebrate local favorites, host food drive

Submitted 12-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Go Rounds, The Crane Wives, Seth Bernard and Vox Vidorra on Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be a canned food drive for those in need. Refreshments provided by Creston Brewery.


Volunteers vital part of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 12-20-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Volunteers at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park gain as much as they give.


GRAAMA Royal Opening centers offerings of local African-Americans

Submitted 12-20-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids African-American Museum and Archives holds its Royal Opening on December 26. Food, music, and an official ribbon-cutting will be followed by a Kwanzaa ceremony.


Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with disabilities

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.


Live art, music create win for equity at Race Together

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NEWS

A diverse crowd gathered at CityFlats on Thursday evening to raise money for anti-racism work that saves lives.


Amid post-election tension, Race Together to celebrate equity

Submitted 12-06-2016 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 8, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host their annual Race Together fundraiser at CityFlats Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, music by Vox Vidorra, and a celebration of the diversity of West Michigan.


How to always be seeking: Using zines to find community

Submitted 12-06-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Throughout the year many events and workshops take place to allow zine makers to meet up and share ideas and interview with local makers. We dive into the culture of zines in GR.


This weekend: 'A Christmas Carol' to take the stage at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 12-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

This hilarious and heart-warming adaptation tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who, with the help of some Christmas ghosts, discovers the love and joy of Christmastime.


Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

The Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy combine their creativity for a project that merges poetry and music into one show on December 16. The entire collaborative process is being recorded and will be featured on Michigan Radio in 2017.