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Story Matters: Billy Austin values Heartside community

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Billy Austin shares about his grandmother, time in prison and love of the Heartside community.

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ArtPrize to kickstart event with HUB grand opening

Submitted 09-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize HUB grand opening on Saturday, September 20, will help the public get ready for ArtPrize 2014 before the international art competition begins on Wednesday, September 24.

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Great Lakes Commonwealth offers new venue, new membership program

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is pleased to introduce its newly renovated venue, as well as a new membership program.

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Fancy petals: ODDBALL dresses to impress

Submitted 09-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA hosted its fourth annual ODDBALL, sponsored by Meijer, on Saturday, September 13.. The evening filled the exhibit with fancy florals and exciting previews of its 2014 ArtPrize pieces.

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Story Matters: Tenaya Medawis shares what makes Grand Rapids home

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tenaya Medawis, member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, talks with Jamie Rykse, GED and Literacy Program Coordinator at Heartside Ministry.

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Brewery Vivant to take over Cherry Street at 4th annual beer fest

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The popular East Hills brewpub will be throwing their annual Wood-Aged Beer Fest October 4, from 1-8 p.m. This years' festival will be the first to take place on Cherry Street directly in front of the brewery.

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize and the local art community continue to build new ways to involve visitors in supporting artists. ArtPrize saw a 25% increase in artists' sales of their work last year when they added the sales feature.

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Local zinesters organize first feminist film fest at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The Bandit Zine will present the first ever film festival in Grand Rapids that focuses on feminine and gender issues.

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Sustaining a vibrant art community

Submitted 09-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

San Chez appreciates the importance of supporting art organizations by hosting stART, a fundraising event for Avenue for the Arts.

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Jarekus Singleton - "Suspicion"

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Jarekus Singleton and his band stopped in the WYCE Library to share some blues. This is one of those songs.

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