Chuck D visits Grand Rapids, speaks out on education, individual responsibility

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Chuck D, the co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rap group Public Enemy, was the keynote speaker for GRCC’s MLK Day commemoration this past Monday. The critically acclaimed rapper, who is also an author, activist, publisher, radio host...

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ArtPrize 2013: Michael J Mayosky, the traveling muralist

by (Cassandra Dryer)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

During the couple of weeks ArtPrize takes place Michael J Mayosky calls the city of Grand Rapids home. He brings with him his studio and a desire to share with the city. The traveling muralist has numerous stories to tell of his “crazy...

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PaLatté Coffee and Art blends love for art with pleasure of coffee

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under NEWS

Maria and Federico Farias, both who sell their work online, understand that galleries can be intimidating, especially based on cost. “Personally, from my life, I have always been intimidated of galleries. I won’t be able to afford what...

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The DAAC, South Division staple, returns to the Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

Michael Wolf is a board member at the Division Avenue Arts Collective, the all ages multi purpose event space located off South Division in Grand Rapids Heartside neighborhood. Usually known for hosting art and music shows, the DAAC also strives to...

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Artist speaks of excitement for Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, Art.Downtown celebrates five years of collaboration between local artists and the Grand Rapids community. This year is shaping up to be its best, bringing together some 400 artists in over 40 different locations throughout the city....

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Re-envisioning the Avenue: new membership requirements signify more cohesive era.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

For many years now South Division's Avenue for the Arts has been powered by small grants and a whole lot of volunteer time. Organizers behind the Avenue and its numerous events- including upcoming Art.Downtown. and Market- are hoping that the...

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Ready. Set. Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

The breadth and depth of Art.Downtown. makes it the most exciting time of year to become involved with the Avenue for the Arts. The largest annual event organized by the Avenue for the Arts, it will feature the work of over 300 local artists....

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio--Tommie Wallace (TownHouse AuKMed)

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 12-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for December is Tommie Wallace. Here is a little about the artist, in his own words: "I am the artist Tommie C. Wallace (TownHouseAuKMed) , living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 20th...

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Art within Art: ArtPrize in Local Bars and Coffee Shops

by (jsmiller722)

Submitted 09-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

At HopCat, a waiter in a beanie sporting a beard-in-progress will sit at the table with you while you attempt to choose a local beer from the selection of nearly 100. If you ask him about the Key Lime Pie beer, he'll say, “You can even...

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Founders Fest expands lineup, adds second stage

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, Founders Brewing Company will be hosting their fifth annual Founders Fest in front of their brewery at 235 Grandville. The festival starts at 3 p.m. and will include local food, art, Founders beer, and live music until the event ends...

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