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Salsa Celebración heats up Downtown Market with salsa sampling, activities for kids

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a brand new event on July 29, 2017. Salsas will be available for sampling from 10 Grand Rapids area restaurants. Those in attendance will be able to vote for “Best Salsa in GR."

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Creatives collaborate to build community, new Heartside mural

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Designed by young artists from the Cook Arts Center on Grandville Avenue in collaboration with staff from Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and the Avenue for the Arts program of Dwelling Place, the mural will be painted during First Fridays on August 4, 2017.

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Volunteer at the sixth annual GRandJazzFest

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Love music and your city? The free, weekend-long event is Aug. 19 and 20 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and is seeking volunteers to help distribute event programs, work the merchandise tent and assist with other tasks that help the popular summertime event run smoothly.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Esan Sommersell

Submitted 07-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

For Esan Sommersell, making is living. In a world where it's become increasingly difficult to discern fact from fiction, Sommersell's paintings remind us that what we see, hear, touch, and taste cannot be separated from what we feel.

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Held in the Avenue for the Arts [workshop] Space, this series aims to make learning a new skill or expanding your network of artists and writers easy, accessible, and exciting. It’s never been easier to meet your people.

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First-ever Kitten Cabana Adoption event to be held July 14

Submitted 07-07-2017 under NEWS

This month, support animals in need by attending the first-ever Kitten Cabana Adoption event hosted by the Humane Society of West Michigan and the JW Marriott.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Eana Agopian

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Meet Eana Agopian, a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. Her work is now on display at UICA through August 6, 2017.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum to host a free day on July 16

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. visitors will receive free general admission to explore the Museum’s three floors of core exhibits.

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Pho616 to serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 06-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Pho616 will open in the Market Hall later this summer. Pho616, owned by Ty Nguyen and Han Lee, will make traditional Vietnamese pho noodle soup as well as banh mi, summer rolls and other Vietnamese specialties, as well as having a retail shop carrying Asian produce and Vietnamese items.

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Community reviewer for the UICA, Patrick Feutz, discusses a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight Title bout with reigning champ Davey Moore.

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