The Rapidian


Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Beginning next weekend and continuing through the summer, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomes back their second year of the Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace for entrepreneurs, artisans and artists. The Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace focuses solely...

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Division Avenue Arts Collective is back with all-ages summer programming

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NEWS

After attending the first meeting back at the space, Kylee Preseau and Charity Klein Lytle, board members for the DAAC, talked to me about the history of the space, getting involved, and what it means to them. What does the DAAC do and how long has...

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Eighth annual Take Hold Fest unites local music scene

by Yong Los (Yong Los)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NEWS

By 5 p.m., most of Grand Rapids has either migrated towards the heart of downtown or settled into the comfort of their homes. But last Friday, an eager crowd filed into the Take Hold Church, located at 1975 Jefferson Ave. SE, kicking off a full...

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Sign up now to showcase at Maker Faire Grand Rapids

by Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Maker Faire is back for a third year! The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be held August 20 and 21, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering. Maker...

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Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The first-ever Maker Faire in this part of the state is coming to Grand Rapids Labor Day weekend, and Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the...

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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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Lamp Light music festival gearing up for second year

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NEWS

Lamp Light Music Festival's inaugural kickoff last fall proved to be a popular success. So now John Hanson, event founder and organizer, is gearing up for year two, to be held November 1, 2 and 3. The event will once again be in the Eastown...

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Solo industrial act offers synthesizer, drum samples to music scene

by Ryan Collins (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Michael Bussler, the sole creative force behind Burnt Offerings, has been familiar with the Grand Rapids underground, do-it-yourself music scene for some time now. At 24 years old, Bussler has enjoyed the creative release of performing in various...

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First ever Sass Fest celebrates doing it together

by Emma Higgins (eschroeder)

Submitted 11-28-2011 under OPINION

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sass Fest. It was promoted as "an event celebrating doing it together: music, workshops, movies, zines, handmade goods," a veritable bucket load of stuff proposed and organized predominantly by...

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