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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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Artist Spotlight: The Musicians of Avenue for the Arts

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sweaty basements, sticky-floored bars, and underground venues with ever-changing and elusive code names are no longer the only places to catch emerging experimental music in Grand Rapids. This Friday the Market returns to the Avenue for the Arts on...

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Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist Jenn Schaub interviews community organizer Jenn Schaub

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As one of the first approved content providers for The Rapidian, and dedicated CMC enthusiast, Jenn Schaub spends her days building community in Heartside and connecting artists to show opportunities. As part of the Avenue programing, Jenn has...

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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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Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Clean, classic, high quality, and meticulously assembled. These leather goods by Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz were a clear standout at The Market on First Fridays in June. Belts, lanyards, and a variety of wallets come in a range of tasteful neutral...

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Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Clean, classic, high quality, and meticulously assembled. These leather goods by Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz were a clear standout at The Market on First Fridays in June. Belts, lanyards, and a variety of wallets come in a range of classic, neutral...

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Vendor Spotlight: Taylor Bultema

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

A wash of color forms subtle, blended tones that are overlaid by vibrant hues and pronounced shapes. Seeing Taylor Bultema’s prints at The Market on First Fridays in June compelled me to ask her about the meaning behind her work, “My...

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Music, art come together at The Market on First Fridays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The art and music community in our city is growing by the second. With different art shows, exhibits, and countless music events happening every single night, it’s safe to say that Grand Rapids is exploding with creativity of all sorts. ...

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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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The Market Merges with First Fridays for Summer

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

For 2014, The Market returns as a First Friday event. On June 6th and August 1st, South Division will once again become a lively center for art, music, and culture. In addition to a gallery and shop hop that exhibits artwork at a variety of indoor...

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