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Curator Spotlight: Ladies Night, Throwbactivists

Submitted 03-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Art.Downtown., Throwbactivists will be curating “LADIES NIGHT” at 307 S. Division.The show references women’s issues and features an international lineup of artists.


Four Grand Rapids organizations to host Celebrate! Community Arts Day

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together (ACT), the Girls Choral Academy, Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH) and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, will offer activities, workshops and performances at this free event.


Local literary organization extends hours for Writers' Hub

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is making their facility more accessible for local writers with a membership by extending the hours writers can come in to use their headquarters to work on their craft.


Curator Spotlight: Forms of Production, Courtney Jones

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Art.Downtown., Courtney Jones will be curating “Forms of Production” at the DeVos Place, themed around concepts of work and the value of production.


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

Submitted 03-16-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

UICA is looking for communal support to the tune of $10,000 by March 21 for its mural project. The funding is only available-and will be matched dollar for dollar- if they reach their full $10k crowdfunding goal.


Artists Creating Together ACTion ArtPrize Winners Announced

Submitted 03-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nonprofit, Artists Creating Together, announced the winners of the ACTion Art Exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The selected winners, chosen by a juried vote, won a cash prize and will be entered into ArtPrize 2015. A People's Choice Award was also chosen by the public.


LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest will be hosting a humorous poetry reading at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters on March 13.


City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids, the SiTE:LAB arts organization and Kent County Habitat for Humanity have been announced as one of the final 12 in a Public Art Challenge offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York.


DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.


DisArt meets Art.Downtown.

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

To build awareness around the Year of Arts + Access and the DisArt Festival, Art.Downtown. will showcase Disabled artists in several accessible locations.