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Local artist feature from UICA: adeshola makinde

Submitted 08-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

adeshola makinde is a streetwear clothing designer and the creator of COMPLETE VII . makinde lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI and collaborates with local artists and designers to make his dream a reality.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Brian Hedrick

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Brian Hedrick studied graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design, and is involved with the local DIY music community. Hedrick is the Graphic Designer at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and creates posters for Lamp Light Music Festival. His designs can be seen throughout the region.

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company specializes in authentic performances of Shakespeare's works

Submitted 08-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company who explores theatrical practices employed by performers from the Shakespearean era

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Featuring Neighborhood Happy Hour, enjoy live music from WYCE selected bands, grab a paintbrush and participate in a mural painting, attend an exclusive Tour of Hidden Downtown Gardens, visit gallery exhibitions, and splurge at vendors, pop up shops and sales along the Avenue for the Arts.

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Creatives collaborate to build community, new Heartside mural

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Designed by young artists from the Cook Arts Center on Grandville Avenue in collaboration with staff from Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and the Avenue for the Arts program of Dwelling Place, the mural will be painted during First Fridays on August 4, 2017.

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Volunteer at the sixth annual GRandJazzFest

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Love music and your city? The free, weekend-long event is Aug. 19 and 20 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and is seeking volunteers to help distribute event programs, work the merchandise tent and assist with other tasks that help the popular summertime event run smoothly.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Esan Sommersell

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

For Esan Sommersell, making is living. In a world where it's become increasingly difficult to discern fact from fiction, Sommersell's paintings remind us that what we see, hear, touch, and taste cannot be separated from what we feel.

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Held in the Avenue for the Arts [workshop] Space, this series aims to make learning a new skill or expanding your network of artists and writers easy, accessible, and exciting. It’s never been easier to meet your people.

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See Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State before it leaves

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Ai Weiwei exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will be on display until August 20, 2017. It is the artist's first exhibition at a botanical garden and sculpture park anywhere in the world.

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Local Spotlight: Deavondre Jones motivates through dance

Submitted 07-11-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lifelong West Michigan resident aims to inspire others and build community through the performing arts.

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