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Deadline for Art.Downtown. artists and venues fast approaching

The submission deadline for artists and venues who want to be a part of Art.Downtown. is this Friday, March 9th.
Underwriting support from:


When: April 13, 2012 from 6-11 p.m.

Where: throughout downtown Grand Rapids at over 30 venues

Who: over 300 local artists will show their work

Why: to celebrate the Grand Rapids art community

Free trolley rides will take people throughout the downtown area, making eight stops along the way.


Artwork that will be shown at this year's event.

Artwork that will be shown at this year's event. /Danielle Walsh

Artwork from last year's event.

Artwork from last year's event. /Brad Ecklesdafer

Art.Downtown. is happening April 13, 2012 and submissions for all venues and artists must be in by this Friday, March 9th. The coordinators of Art.Downtown. can work with artists who need venues and venues who need artists. It is anticipated that over 30 locations will host more than 300 artists at this year's event and there is still room for interested artists and venues.

Obtaining necessary forms can be done by emailing Avenue for the Arts. Once completed, those submissions can be emailed back to Avenue for the Arts or handed in in-person on March 9 during the planning meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Pub 43. This will also be an opportunity to meet other artists, venue coordinators and curators for the event. Immediately following this meeting will be the fundraiser event for Art.Downtown.

Any questions can be directed to Jenn Shaub.

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