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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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Local artist feature from UICA: Ashley Trieu

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

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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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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Giving great: Take gifts beyond average by supporting local, handmade this year

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Want to feel extra good about your holiday shopping this year? What if a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift was easy to find, would support the local community, and created a charitable ripple effect that will reach throughout the year? Here are a few...

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

by Nicholas Garbaty (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Finally fed up with inconsiderate motorists, East Hills resident Eric Tank began assembling “Drive Slow” signs for his community. He wanted to send a message for reckless drivers, but also sees the sign as a placemaking effort: a way to...

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EatGR Meetup at Tacos El Cunado

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

Submitted 12-03-2014 under

Good food is better when you eat it together. It’s even better when you can eat it for a good cause. Join FoodCircles, EatGR, and Feeding America West Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Tacos El Cunado in Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market....

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October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

On the first Friday of every month, Grand Rapids residents and visitors are invited to the galleries, shops and eateries of the South Division corridor to check out new events and features. The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the...

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize, for all its success, has seen some critique in the past over whether it was actually helping the showcased artists sell their artwork. Last year, a new feature was added to their website and signage to help people easily move from just...

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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Stumbling upon Eliza Fernand’s booth at The Market on First Fridays, I was instantly captivated by the unique forms and shapes that she creates with ceramics. From geometric vessels to casts of leaves, pinecones, jars, and honeybears, all of...

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Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, August 1, vendors, musicians, food trucks and entertainers will flock to South Division for a festive, spirited evening of music and handmade goods. Following a successful turnout in June, The Market on First Fridays returns with even...

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