Local artist feature from UICA: Dave Battjes

by (KCAD)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

by (wmcat)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

House of Style is a decades-old, family-owned business in the Burton Heights Business District of Grand Rapids. Despite its long-standing reputation as an anchor business in their neighborhood, owner Debra Reece saw a need to increase visibility....

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Exit Space Project looking for support for local art through crowd funding

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 03-16-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is looking to raise $10,000 by this Saturday, March 21 to support their Exit Space Project. To do so they are asking for the support of the community in this crowd funding effort. The crowd funding...

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Screwed Rapids at the UICA

by (Liz Winkelman)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Interview with ArtPrize artists, The Screwed Arts Collective, about their collaborative piece at the UICA and learning that it’s more about the process than the product.   If you take a walk up Fulton Street in downtown Grand Rapids and...

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Ed Wong-Ligda Mural Nears Completion

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 01-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

Even before Grand Rapids Community Foundation moved into its new home at the corner of Grandville Avenue and Oakes Street, a mural by Ed Wong-Ligda was in the plans. Next month, the commissioned painting will be installed in the Community Foundation...

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Seasons Change, Colors Burst Forth in Commercial District

by (LISC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-22-2009 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, September 21st, the Creston Neighborhood Association (CNA) unveiled its newest murals. Through a competitive selection process, CNA chose internationally recognized Creston artists, Michael Pfleghaar and Nathan Goddard, to create works...

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