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Three highlights for Small Business Saturday

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we enter another holiday season and our media is completely overtaken by corporations pushing the next big sale, it can be easy to overlook an easily accessible shopping option. However, visiting Grand Rapids businesses during the holidays is an...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by Ron Lemmon (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Tegan and Sara bring Grand Rapids community together to create safe space

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 08-18-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 17, 2017, the amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens filled up with fans of all ages. Everyone came together to sing along to the well known lyrics of Tegan and Sara. The show was opened by AOK, a Grand Rapids duo that features pop...

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Why you should volunteer for the fifth annual Girls Rock Grand Rapids camp week

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

GR!GR is organized by a stellar group of women volunteers that are dedicated to providing a safe and fun experience for all attendees. As a program of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), camp takes place each year at the Cook Arts Center...

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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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Grand Rapids Downtown Market to host second annual Iron Chef-style "Market Masters" competition

by Downtown Market (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 16, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host “Market Masters 2, Back for Seconds,” an Iron Chef-Style competition pitting four teams of Downtown Market chefs and sous chefs against each other in a three-round live cooking...

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Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

This summer the studios at WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology) will be open to any middle or high school student who wants to explore, experiment and elevate their voice. WMCAT is excited to offer 41 different art and tech camp...

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Grand Rapids Football Club wins home opener

by John Rothwell (jproth1)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids FC opened up their 2017 home schedule on Sunday May, 21 with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Torrent at Houseman Field. GRFC found themselves trailing 2-0 at the 11-minute mark of play in the first half. They went on to score three...

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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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Light Gallery + Studio features local artists for their first Art.Downtown April 8

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 04-05-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Light Gallery + Studio opened during ArtPrize 2016, only three weeks after curator Erika Townsley and owner Matthew Provoast moved into their live-work space through Dwelling Place. A live-work unit is a space that combines your workspace with your...

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