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Art happens here 365 days a year

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

This time of year in Grand Rapids, it’s pretty much impossible to walk three feet without coming face to face with some kind of art. What many people who flock to this city this time of year for ArtPrize may not realize is that art lives and...

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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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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Building relationships at Dégagé Ministries

by Dégagé Ministries (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 05-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

In March, we shared the beginning of our mission statement, “To reflect the love of Christ to all who come through our doors...” Next, our mission says, “…by building relationships…” This happens in many ways at...

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Community building through resident leadership in Heartside

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

“What keeps me focused is that I really want to see Heartside expand and grow, and I want to be a part of that change that takes place” says Heartside resident, Marvin Thomas. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Heartside stretches from...

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Serving Heartside neighborhood for 50 years

by Dégagé Ministries (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

By Marge Palmerlee Where were you in 1967? Some of you were newly married, and some of you weren’t even born yet. Some of you were starting careers, moving away to college, or, like me, enjoying the simple life of a high school student. There...

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Heartside Ministry expands art display space with new gallery inside Downtown Market

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

As most of the pop-up art galleries created for ArtPrize were taken down last month across the city, a new, permanent gallery was being created at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. The Downtown Market and Heartside Ministry have partnered to debut a...

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Downtown Market's "Cook For A Cause" program benefits community non-profits

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Beginning this month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s new “Cook for a Cause” program offers a culinary philanthropic opportunity to take a class, make a meal and lend a hand. Private and corporate event groups can work directly...

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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

by Danielle Alexander (daniellealexander)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and concerned stakeholders in Heartside are revitalizing their neighborhood association after the area has gone without one for several years. Artists Reb Roberts and Carmel Loftis of Sanctuary Folk Art (140 Division Ave. S) and Danielle...

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Local artists seek to break down barriers through art, conversation during Art.Downtown.

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Have Company, the UICA, and Kate Lewis are working to champion art as an outlet to build involvement and spark conversations. As we see the continued growth of local artists coming together to support each other, the growth of exhibitions and...

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