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Dwelling Place

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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The imaginative world of connecting to others

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

Hugo Claudin has been a pillar of the alternative art and underground music industry for over ten years. A radical advocate for cultural growth he explains, “It was not until I visited a migrant camp that I knew [things] were wrong.” He...

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Preventing displacement in Heartside

by Dwelling Place (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On December 29, an article entitled “Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification” appeared in The Rapidian that requires a response. The article suggests that development in the Heartside...

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Derrick Hollowell drops a stack of large paper bags onto the floor. He turns toward me and says “We’re going to curate this show together.” The bags are full of paintings and sketches composed by Hollowell during his 10 years of...

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Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a look at the arts activities taking place on Avenue For The Arts this fall.  In studio is Jenn Schaub,...

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First Fridays to merge with The Market for summer months

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Visit an outdoor market and more than 10 gallery stops during The Market on First Fridays: Presented by Avenue for the Arts on June 6, 2014. For the summer months, First Fridays is merging with The Market to create a single event. In addition to the...

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Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

Dwelling Place, in conjunction with Pine Rest, has opened the Herkimer building doors to allow the first wave of residents to settle into their new apartments at 323 South Division Avenue. Fifty-five new units have been filled at the beginning of...

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"Critical Reality: Why Is Arts Criticism Important?" Wrap-up

by Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids (Arts Council GR)

Submitted 04-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

When the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Artpeers, and Avenue for the Arts partnered up to sponsor a panel discussion about the role of arts criticism in Grand Rapids, we titled it “Critical Reality: Why Is Arts Criticism Important?...

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Art Criticism: An Afterthought

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last night, UICA's Director of Education Elizabeth Goddard participated in a panel discussion concerning Art Criticism that was hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Dwelling Place and ArtPeers at Wealthy Theatre. The other...

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Taking a closer look at homelessness

by Christa Formberg (c.formberg)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids, more than 5,000 people are considered homeless, half of whom are part of homeless families. Homelessness is a problem that stems from multiple causes including job loss, jail time, being released from foster care with nowhere...

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