The Rapidian

South Division

Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

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Exploring the disposable world

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s an experience like no other, walking into an exhibition that takes on a familiar theme and transforms your understanding of the content through the artwork. Curator of the upcoming exhibition Adapt/Evolve, Ethan Ross, promises visitors an...

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Get a sneak peek of First Fridays: The Market

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, the Market is back along South Division. Join vendors, artists, shops and galleries for this one night event. With live performances, art making demos and sales at local businesses there is something for everyone, find out more ...

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Art.Downtown. to highlight hundreds of local artists at one night event

by Mackenzie Bush (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's Art.Downtown. event will feature 400 different artists displaying their work in 38 venues across the city. The event looks to highlight local artists and musicians and help build a sustainable creative community in downtown Grand...

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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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Ever expanding Have Company to add gallery wall to giftshop

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The South Division Avenue corridor boutique shop and maker residency is expanding programming with its inaugural gallery space featuring the work of Brenda Beerhorst and Hillery Sproatt.  Local builder and art collector Michael DeMaagd...

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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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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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Story Matters: Nicole Granger returns to Grand Rapids, finds resources in Avenue for the Arts

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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"Beholder" images explore man's disconnection from nature, ritual

by Kevin Buist (kevinbuist)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under OPINION

On December 6 Chris Cox, photographer and founder of Gaspard Gallery, will release a book of photographs titled Beholder. The large, soft cover volume features two poems by Jacob Bullard, and is designed by Ben Biondo. Biondo’s design is...

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