First Fridays

October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

On the first Friday of every month, Grand Rapids residents and visitors are invited to the galleries, shops and eateries of the South Division corridor to check out new events and features. The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the...

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize, for all its success, has seen some critique in the past over whether it was actually helping the showcased artists sell their artwork. Last year, a new feature was added to their website and signage to help people easily move from just...

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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Stumbling upon Eliza Fernand’s booth at The Market on First Fridays, I was instantly captivated by the unique forms and shapes that she creates with ceramics. From geometric vessels to casts of leaves, pinecones, jars, and honeybears, all of...

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Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, August 1, vendors, musicians, food trucks and entertainers will flock to South Division for a festive, spirited evening of music and handmade goods. Following a successful turnout in June, The Market on First Fridays returns with even...

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Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

At The Market on First Fridays in June, I could have stayed at the Issue Press booth for hours flipping through the multitude of handprinted artist books. The cover graphics were clean and minimalist and the collection of artists were carefully...

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Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Clean, classic, high quality, and meticulously assembled. These leather goods by Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz were a clear standout at The Market on First Fridays in June. Belts, lanyards, and a variety of wallets come in a range of tasteful neutral...

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Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Clean, classic, high quality, and meticulously assembled. These leather goods by Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz were a clear standout at The Market on First Fridays in June. Belts, lanyards, and a variety of wallets come in a range of classic, neutral...

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Vendor Spotlight: Taylor Bultema

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

A wash of color forms subtle, blended tones that are overlaid by vibrant hues and pronounced shapes. Seeing Taylor Bultema’s prints at The Market on First Fridays in June compelled me to ask her about the meaning behind her work, “My...

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Music, art come together at The Market on First Fridays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The art and music community in our city is growing by the second. With different art shows, exhibits, and countless music events happening every single night, it’s safe to say that Grand Rapids is exploding with creativity of all sorts. ...

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First Fridays to merge with The Market for summer months

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Visit an outdoor market and more than 10 gallery stops during The Market on First Fridays: Presented by Avenue for the Arts on June 6, 2014. For the summer months, First Fridays is merging with The Market to create a single event. In addition to the...

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