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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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Ride The Rapid for access to spring break fun, coffee, art, shopping in April

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The arrival of April means spring has officially sprung. With more hours of daylight and warmer weather making an appearance on the weekly forecasts, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. ...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by Aaminah Shakur (Aaminah Shakur)

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 Kendall...

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Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Artist Chris Stoffel Overvoorde is hosting a three-day sale of his work to support local hunger relief, March 30-April 1. A third of the sale’s proceeds will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan. This sale, hosted at his home and studio...

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2017 Annual Student Exhibition

by Rachel Mockaitis (KCADassist)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under

We’re opening our entire campus for you to explore! KCAD's annual Exhibition Week is the grand culmination of a year's worth of art, learning, experimentation, and education! For five days, the entire campus becomes an exhibition space...

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Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

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