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Avenue for the Arts to feature over 400 artists in Art.Downtown. gallery hop



Heartside District 

Division Avenue corridor 



The annual Art Downtown showcases local artisans, galleries, entertainment and performances on the Division Avenue corridor.

Art.Downtown. 2010

Art.Downtown. 2010 /Rachel f.t. Foss

Art.Downtown. 2010

Art.Downtown. 2010 /Courtesy of Avenue for the Arts

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On Friday April 11, Avenue for the Arts will present its annual Art.Downtown. evening event showcasing 400 artists and over 30 destinations along the Division Avenue corridor. 

Grand Rapids Trolley will be providing free shuttle services throughout the Heartside district. Guided tours include:

  • 7:30 pm-8:30 p.m.: docent lead tour at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) highlighting Michigan artists
  • 8:30 pm-9:30 p.m.: GRAM’s preparator Erwin Erkfitz will meet the group at the trolley stop outside of GRAM and will take them to selected sites on the Avenue for the Arts. At each location on the Avenue the group will talk to an artist or curator about their work or their space

Cost of tours is $15 for non-members and $10 for members

The GRAM will be open from 6-10 p.m. Admission to hte GRAM for Art.Downtown. participants is $1. General admission will be $5 and free for members.

Art.Downtown. is an annual art event that takes place during one evening along the Division Avenue corridor in the Heartside district. The event showcases area artists, galleries, crafters and performers. Art.Downtown. is sponsored by Kendall College of Art and Design, Dwelling Place, UICA, Rapid Growth Media and Heartside Business Association


Eric Tank lives with his lovely wife and daughter in the East Hills area. He is a photography enthusiast and supports local art, food, and entertainment.

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