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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Painting and Pinot: Forge a Fake

by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (GRPLComm)

Submitted 07-07-2017 under

Have you ever looked at a painting in a museum and thought, “I could do that”? Now is your chance to create a modern masterpiece of your own. Sip wine and paint while a local artist leads a demonstration to help you create a copy of a...

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Painting and Pinot: Forge a Fake

by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (GRPLComm)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under

Have you ever looked at a painting in a museum and thought, “I could do that”? Now is your chance to create a modern masterpiece of your own. Sip wine and paint while a local artist leads a demonstration to help you create a copy of a...

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Animators Retreat and Picnic to be held July 8 at Wealthy Theatre

by Grand Rapids Community Media Center - Media Education (GRCMC Media Ed)

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The day starts at the CMC Education Annex, 1110 Wealthy St. SE, where you may choose from two hands-on workshops: 1.       Animators Workshop I: Women of Animated Film is an under-the-camera, hands-on workshop led by...

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My journey to creativity activist after leading workshops at Girls Rock Grand Rapids

by Jessica Fogle (Jessica Fogle)

Submitted 06-20-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I went from being creatively blocked to writing multiple songs a week since 2014. And I've written every day since February 12, 2017 for my 365-Day Songwriting Challenge. I am a creativity activist. What is a creativity activist? It is someone...

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

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

This summer the studios at WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology) will be open to any middle or high school student who wants to explore, experiment and elevate their voice. WMCAT is excited to offer 41 different art and tech camp...

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Light Gallery + Studio features local artists for their first Art.Downtown April 8

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 04-05-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Light Gallery + Studio opened during ArtPrize 2016, only three weeks after curator Erika Townsley and owner Matthew Provoast moved into their live-work space through Dwelling Place. A live-work unit is a space that combines your workspace with your...

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Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Launching this week, the three-year-old cultural organization DisArt, will be hosting a large symposium entitled, Disability Arts Now! World renowned academics, artists, community organizers, designers and much more, will come together and consider...

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