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Acorn Studios sprouts creative collaboration in cooperative space

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS

Acorn Studios has opened a creative space in Uptown that caters to a wide breadth of makers.


Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Gallery exhibitions at The Market on First Fridays make the indoor spaces just as intriguing as the outdoor activity.


Artists, brewery pair up for Monday mingle

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Brewing Company hosts an artist meet-up every Monday night to foster networking and collaboration.


Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Issue Press creates handprinted artist publications with clean, minimalist designs offering a collection of carefully curated artists. He talks about running an independent publishing house, favorite spots in Grand Rapids and what documentary you should be watching.


Video production camps focus on debunking myths about masculinity

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Community Media Center is offering animation and video production camps for students in August centered on the theme of masculine role models.


Habitat for Humanity, SiTE:LAB unite in Roosevelt Park

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

SiTE:LAB will be joining Habitat for Humanity of Kent County for new projects in the Roosevelt neighborhood in 2015. A cookout July 19 kicks off the partnership.


Experience French Culture at Arena District event at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

The Arena District will be hosting a French Cultural Club where friends and family can come to try new foreign activities, food, French music and much more.


Heritage Hill Garden Tour highlights diverse neighborhood gardens

Submitted 07-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Heritage Hill Garden Tour showcased 11 stunning gardens including the historic Voigt House, with proceeds benefiting the Heritage Hill Association. At each site, the gardeners were on hand to talk to guests and answer their questions.


Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Functionality and classic, minimalist style come together in the form of handmade leather goods by Hides and Stitches. Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz talk working with high-quality material, managing a busy schedule, and local printmakers.


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.