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Creatives collaborate to build community, new Heartside mural

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you are walking down South Division in Downtown Grand Rapids, it isn’t hard to recognize that you are in the heart of a community that expresses itself through art. The street is encompassed by local galleries and shops, and best of all you...

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Flex Gallery: Closing Reception

by Zachary Johnson (Zachary Johnson)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under

Come celebrate the closing of the inaugural run of Flex Gallery, a 12-week mobile public art gallery wrapped around Zachary Johnson's left arm. Since January 11, he has been wearing armbands created by four local and two national artists in a...

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Curator Spotlight: Spiral Gallery Challenges Heteronormativity

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Spiral Gallery, located at 44 South Division, on the Avenue for the Arts, has been receiving a tremendous turnout lately for the numerous diverse shows it has been hosting. Steven Vinson, the Founder and Curator of Spiral Gallery, has resided and...

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Love Local? First Fridays: The Market is the Place for You!

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 05-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

The summer season has almost arrived and the Avenue for the Arts is pleased to present the commencement of our summer season with the first of two First Fridays: The Market! Reinvented, this event returns for its twelfth year along the Grand Rapids...

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First Fridays: The Market

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under

Part one of the summer event, First Fridays: The Market, Presented by Avenue for the Art’s, is returning on June 5th, 2015 from 6:00PM-9:00PM. The return of First Fridays: The Market, brings local makers, galleries, live music and a variety of...

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Call for Proposals!

by (106) Gallery (106 Gallery)

Submitted 08-15-2014 under

The (106) Gallery is now accepting proposals for an exhibition to run October 24th - November 21st, 2014! The gallery is located in downtown Grand Rapids, along the Avenue for the Arts. The space is flexible and can accommodate a variety of media...

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Art Reception & Summer Market

by (106) Gallery (106 Gallery)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under

We are having a special reception this Friday, June 6 from 5 - 9 PM -- during the Division Avenue Summer Art Market. There are some new things to see in the show, free refreshments, and some small handmade books, paper goods and posters...

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A Liminal Place: a reflection on Shen Dojo's Free Radical event

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

  To celebrate fall the Avenue for the Arts hosts a community based art show called Free Radical. Now entering the 11th year, Free Radical events feature emerging and cutting edge artists in nontraditional spaces and cultivate conversations....

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The DAAC, South Division staple, returns to the Market

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

Michael Wolf is a board member at the Division Avenue Arts Collective, the all ages multi purpose event space located off South Division in Grand Rapids Heartside neighborhood. Usually known for hosting art and music shows, the DAAC also strives to...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Magnus Anyanwu

by Heartside Gallery and Studio (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 01-31-2013 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for February is Magnus I Anyanwu. Here is a little about the artist, in his own words:   "I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and first started drawing and building at an early age. Sometimes I would go over to my brother...

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