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Frederik Meijer Gardens

Call for entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition at Meijer Gardens

by (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 09-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition. Celebrating its 15th year, the annual competition welcomes artists from around the globe. Through the generosity of the...

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Free outdoor concerts fill summer days

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With summer in full swing and Grand Rapids buzzing with live music, the events and activities can start to build up and empty wallets. Four organizations in Grand Rapids have made it possible for the public to enjoy outdoor music events without...

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Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park to offer cultural experience to West Michigan with new Japanese Garden

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-12-2015 under NEWS

Artfully placed boulders, precisely pruned plants and the sound of rushing water surround and fill an eight acre space at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. After years of construction, the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden is ready...

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Guiding Light Mission Annual Banquet

by (marciagates)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Annual Banquet that will be held on Thursday, October 9th for the Annual Banquet at the beautiful Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park! 6:30 - 9pm, registration begins at 6pm! Tickets...

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An International Expansion: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces Japanese Garden

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-21-2013 under NEWS

Announced on February 15, 2012 David Hooker, President and CEO of Fredrik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park, shared with the world their plans to open the large-scale Japanese Garden described as the last major installment of their master plans for...

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Umphrey's McGee celebrates America with musical fireworks

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 07-05-2013 under OPINION

“Yes Michigan, it is great to be back” were the words that greeted fans of Umphrey’s McGee on a refreshingly cloudy day at Frederik Meijer Gardens.  Umphrey’s first played Grand Rapids in 1999 to a very small crowd at...

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Wynton Marsalis brings diverse jazz showcase to Meijer Gardens

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under OPINION

Based on the soft-spoken opening words of Wynton Marsalis as he introduced himself and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, I was immediately struck with a feeling that this installment in the Frederick Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series was going...

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Gov't Mule treats Meijer Gardens to powerful night of southern rock

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

Hiding from the sun under a tree at Meijer Gardens, I watched both dread-headed Deadheads to polo-shirted business casuals nod along to Frank Zappa songs as they waited for Gov’t Mule to begin their performance as part of the annual Frederick...

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Meijer Gardens brings Bernar Venet exhibition to Grand Rapids

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under OPINION

For the next ten months Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting an exhibition of world-renowned German sculpture artist Bernar Venet’s mathematically inspired works. The exhibit was launched in October of this year and will remain open until...

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The human body in all its beauty and strangeness at Frederik Meijer Gardens

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For those who are looking for a reason to venture off the beaten path beyond the hub of ArtPrize exhibits in downtown Grand Rapids, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has a collection of 26 works available. This is the second year in a row...

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