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When Critical Discourse is anything but: A Midwest call out of art scenes and community

by Briana Urena-Ravelo (Briana)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under OPINION

The opinions expressed in this article are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of The Rapidian, its management or fellow employees.   Last night found me at the the second...

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Experts, artists, public to come together to discuss artist-run spaces

by Molly Heinhuis (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-23-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 29, ArtPrize will continue Critical Discourse with event Unapologetically Midwest: Artist-run Art Spaces. Four panelists, committed to developing and exploring culture and art within their respective Midwestern communities,...

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The DAAC to take over Kendall Fed Galleries

by Gabrielle Brown (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under NEWS

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) will hold "[email protected]," an exhibition exploring the history and culture of the DAAC, at the Fed Galleries June 17 through July 25. The opening reception will be held June 19. The opening...

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Local zinesters organize first feminist film fest at Wealthy Theatre

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, September 21 from 4-10 p.m. Wealthy Theatre will host Grand Rapids' first ever feminist film festival, organized by The Bandit Zine. A reception will take place from 4-6 p.m. in the Wealthy Theatre lobby. Live music perfermed by Jes...

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DAAC members discuss art collective's future, importance to Grand Rapids

by Dan Steenwyk (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Since being ousted from their location on South Division last July, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) has been in a state of flux. Now after partnering with art nonprofit organization Fractured Atlas and Do-It-Together Grand...

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DIT art organizations improve harmonious missions through closer cooperation

by DIT Grand Rapids (ditgrandrapids)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Justin Majetich For the past decade, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) has been a definitive component of Grand Rapids’ independent arts community and a leader within the national DIY/DIT movement. In July 2013,...

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Catalyst Radio: The DAAC starts new life, seeks new location

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-10-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The beloved local arts organization The DAAC (Division Avenue Arts Collective) is reforming under the umbrella of a nonprofit, with renewed vigor, after...

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New UICA director works to revive hub of creativity

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 08-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're going to be the hub of creativity for the up and coming artists," asserts Miranda Krajniak, newly-appointed executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) at the corner of Fulton and Division. "There...

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Place Unmaking

by Hugo Claudin (tlaquachito)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

There is a big rush to do some serious placemaking in Grand Rapids now. We were not place enough before. But just last week I had some visitors come to Grand Rapids as beer tourists. My new friends came to Grand Rapids from across the lake just to...

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Have Company, Harbinger Leather Design join South Division Avenue art district

by Ryan Collins (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under NEWS

On July 13, Have Company and Harbinger Leather Design at 136 South Division Avenue enjoyed their “soft opening,” which coincided with the Avenue for the Arts downtown market. This week marks the second official week of the store...

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