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Art.Downtown.

Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Launching this week, the three-year-old cultural organization DisArt, will be hosting a large symposium entitled, Disability Arts Now! World renowned academics, artists, community organizers, designers and much more, will come together and consider...

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Curator spotlight: Falling for fiber arts

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Curator Liz Hertl, a familiar face in the Grand Rapids art community has “really been falling for fiber arts.” She has organized an exhibition of 11 artists celebrating the variety of contemporary practices.From weaving to...

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Art.Downtown. to highlight hundreds of local artists at one night event

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's Art.Downtown. event will feature 400 different artists displaying their work in 38 venues across the city. The event looks to highlight local artists and musicians and help build a sustainable creative community in downtown Grand...

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DisArt meets Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Despite the assumption that everyone has the same spectator experience, not everyone “sees” artwork in the same way. A new festival coming to Grand Rapids this spring will serve to change perceptions about Disabled artists, opening an...

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Andy Angelo Press Club explores Art.Downtown.

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 05-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Daniel   The purpose of Art.Downtown. is to show artists' artwork and express their style and technique. Art.Downtown. has been around more than seven years. On April 11, 2014 Press Club went to Art.Downtown. to view a bunch of artwork....

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Curating vacancy

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

The vacant space at 8 Jefferson Ave SE will be brought to life the night of April 11 with a variety of artworks for the exhibition, Rooted. This space joins many others in celebrating the fifth year of Art.Downtown. The walls of the space will be...

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New Businesses, New Talent for Art.Downtown. 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Within the past few years, downtown Grand Rapids has continued to grow. New apartment buildings, galleries, businesses and shops have sprung up in the downtown area, particularly South of Fulton Street in the Heartside District, offering unique and...

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Art.Downtown. Returns with Two Great Events

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Art.Downtown. celebrates its five year anniversary in 2014 with two up coming events! Art. Downtown. is on Friday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Avenue for the Arts is offering free admission to participants for the education event, "...

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Hugo Claudin: transgressive art and performance

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

An AK47 is pointed at the crowd. A patch of light is on the face behind the gun.  An adolescent wearing a luchadoras mask shouts “Go home, yankee, yankee go home BANG BANG BANG” The faces in the crowd duck to the left and right...

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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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