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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.


Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit Announces the launch “Bus Stop Stories,” a new video series showcasing The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line.


Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION

The City's riverfront revitalization planning includes work with GR Forward's River Corridor Plan Steering Committee. This work is not just about the river: it's about the people that want to fish in, paddle on and just enjoy our watershed.


Annual Eastown Streetfair to kick off Saturday

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Celebrate Summer, welcome fall and experience Eastown at the 41st annual Streetfair on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Founders anticipates Sunday release of official ArtPrize beer

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize unveils Mosaic Promise, the official ArtPrize 2014 beer in collaboration with Kolenda Art Glass. The single malt, single hop "Mosaic Promise" will be released to the public on September 14 and on tap at Founders on September 16.


ArtLustr app expands accessibility to gallery art purchases

Submitted 09-09-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The ArtLustr app is designed to put pop up shows online and increase the efficacy of purchasing power.


Mayor engages questions of local economic growth, public transportation on City Connection

Submitted 09-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions, like one from Chelsie Wyse, asking about how efforts like The Rapid's Silver Line can help local economic growth


Cousins plan to turn farmhouse into Grand Rapids' first hostel

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The first hostel in the history of Grand Rapids is poised to open come spring of 2015. Currently they're getting ready to welcome international travelers.


Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has installed a "living wall" indoors on the second floor, thus expanding upon its "green" mission.


Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

[PHOTOS, VIDEOS] The first Mini Maker Faire opened on Saturday and continues on Sunday, August 31, from 11-5 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.