Black Friday (& Saturday) Indoor Tent Sale

by (Megan Dupuy)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under

Avoid the craziness of the mall, shop small business and support artists! Looking to decorate on a budget? Score amazing deals on unique gifts for yourself or others on your holiday shopping list. Great deals on our overstock of artwork*, frames,...

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Classic film "E.T." unites musician, volunteer, concert-goer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ score for "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" brought a sweet sense of nostalgia and close-knit community into Grand Rapids this weekend. Among those moved by the...

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The Drunken Retort

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under

#15 on the list of 50 "Must experience events in Grand Rapids" -Grand Rapids Magazine.   The Drunken Retort is a BIG CITY weekly art showcase in our beautiful city of Grand Rapids. This is primarily a Spoken Word Open Mic, But...

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Ride The Rapid in November to sip local and enjoy arts and culture

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 11-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn't have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails -- November has it all. As you gear up for the...

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First Fridays 'Feels like a hidden secret we don’t want to keep'

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

KelliJo Peltier has a secret she’s ready to share with Grand Rapids. KelliJo has been attending since First Fridays began. “I really like to meet the artists. I love talking to the artists, to hear about their pieces and what inspired...

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Downtown Market's "Cook For A Cause" program benefits community non-profits

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Beginning this month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s new “Cook for a Cause” program offers a culinary philanthropic opportunity to take a class, make a meal and lend a hand. Private and corporate event groups can work directly...

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Graphic designer brings new life to nonprofit

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, art-loving Erika Bland is striving for a lasting impact in her new role as Communications Coordinator at Access of West Michigan. “Access strives to be a beacon for the community,” Bland said, “and...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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