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Encore! A national movement expands locally

Submitted 12-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Encore initiative encourages 50+ to use their skills and experience for the good of the community.


Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with disabilities

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.


Sixteen local children need a forever home

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) will mark National Adoption Awareness Month in November with Images of Adoption, an open house for those who would like to learn about becoming an adoptive parent. The agency will host Images of Adoption at DABSJ located at 805 Leonard, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.


Graphic designer brings new life to nonprofit

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids graphic designer brings skills to local nonprofit, Access of West Michigan


Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

A new way of addressing poverty that involves personal experience and a call to action.


Urban experiences are important to the development of well-rounded kids

Submitted 09-29-2016 under OPINION

Urban experiences develop self-confidence and cultural awareness in children. ArtPrize 8 is a perfect opportunity to bring kids downtown for a great urban experience.


Beauty in movement: Highlighting ArtPrize ACTion artist Wes DeVries

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Wes DeVries' ArtPrize piece brings texture and movement to life.


Wealthy Theatre to host free simulcast of 2016 POTUS debate

Submitted 09-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

All are welcome to attend this unbiased and impartial presentation of the Presidential national debate at Wealthy Theatre.


The Potter's House School making art from the rubbish

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

Students from The Potter’s House high school use the rubbish from the new building site to create works of art, and anchor their learning about being transformational leaders.


World in color: Highlighting ArtPrize ACTion artist Tyler Vonitter

Submitted 09-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

In a personal and captivating collection, Tyler Vonitter brings intricacy and color to ArtPrize 2016.