Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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New collaboration to showcase local artists in holiday market

by (Audrey Hutchinson)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Thirteen artists will be featured in a multi-use coworking space at 342 Market SW on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The space includes four artists who use it to make their own individual art. They have collectively decided to curate a group show to be...

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Attention performers: 2019 Festival of the Arts performance applications now open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 11-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for performing during the three day event: June 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Interested parties should visit and complete the...

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Silhouettes celebrate community members' vision

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Up and down the business corridor of Heartside, there are new figures popping up in storefront windows. The eight silhouettes displayed in storefronts along Division represent different resident leaders sharing their hopes for the future of the...

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Attention Foodies: 2019 Festival of the Arts Food Booth Applications Now Open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for food booths for 2019. Interested parties should visit and complete the application electronically or print and...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Sports Photography Exhibition 'Who Shot Sports'

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today its fall exhibition opening Oct 27, Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum through Jan 13, 2019, and is...

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Heartside presents Fuzzy Jane fall showcase for First Friday

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

We are very excited to announce our next featured artist in the Heartside Art Gallery and Studio: Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane). Heartside Ministry will be featuring her artwork from 1998-2018 at our Art Gallery & Studio! Please join us for her...

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Make It Take It: A creative happy hour to be held on October 18

by (wmcat)

Submitted 09-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Make It Take It is a different way to network, catch up with friends and see the new WMCAT space on the Westside - all while supporting a culture of opportunity at WMCAT. By attending Make It Take It, attendees will directly increase equitable...

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Residents use art to encourage civic engagement in their neighborhoods

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Throughout the summer, Dwelling Place interns from the Community Building and Engagement Department hosted ‘get out the vote’ poster-making at the Herkimer, Reflections, and Weston apartments. Each event allowed residents the freedom to...

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ArtPrize 10: An appreciation from a non-artist perspective

by (Beth Fisher)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I moved to Grand Rapids a little less than two years ago from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After living and raising my daughter there for eighteen years, it goes without saying that it holds many memories and a special affinity for me. The second largest...

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