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Small steps, big results

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new year is often thought of as a new start. For Johnny, this January has been the realization of a long-time goal. This is a special story for me to be able to share with you: the hard work and long road that’s resulted in a new type of...

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Three highlights for Small Business Saturday

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we enter another holiday season and our media is completely overtaken by corporations pushing the next big sale, it can be easy to overlook an easily accessible shopping option. However, visiting Grand Rapids businesses during the holidays is an...

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Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

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Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

November 11 is the grand opening of a new bookstore at 315 South Division Avenue called Bombadil Books, that will bring a variety of services to the downtown area. The co-op style bookstore is open to all shoppers, but also offers memberships...

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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

What was once an espionage-themed doughnut shop has evolved into a modern pastry store and hangout. Located at 117 Division Ave S, Propaganda Doughnuts provides a more open environment for its consumers and community than its previous iteration....

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How I fell in love with a place

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dedicated involvement takes many forms, and over time our relationship to an organization can shift from deeply personal to ancillary and back again. This month, artist and professor Taylor Cole Greenfield reflects on the impact of getting involved...

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a look at the arts activities taking place on Avenue For The Arts this fall.  In studio is Jenn Schaub,...

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A Liminal Place: a reflection on Shen Dojo's Free Radical event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

  To celebrate fall the Avenue for the Arts hosts a community based art show called Free Radical. Now entering the 11th year, Free Radical events feature emerging and cutting edge artists in nontraditional spaces and cultivate conversations....

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Volunteers needed for Free Radical

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Free Radical, an annual art event made possible by the Avenue for the Arts is seeking volunteers for this fall’s event. Organizing and planning will be discussed at Pub 43 on August 16. Anyone is welcome to volunteer. Free Radical started 10...

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