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Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Grand Rapids is not alone in its efforts to revitalize and restore a river, so what can we learn from one project already in implementation and nearly a century in the making
Submitted 09-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
For those who may not have available time during official venue hours, here are some options for catching art when indoor venues are closed.
Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS
The local print studio is shifting from artist collective to open community studio. Dinderbeck is providing space and resources for area printmakers.
Osborne will perform at Wealthy Theatre on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m.
Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS
The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the Avenue for the Arts, as well as to the rest of downtown Grand Rapids, as artists from all over the country showcase artwork during Artprize, which coincides with First Fridays on the Avenue.
The second annual kids day at Congress Elementary will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Directly after attending the Jurors' Shortlist event last night, many of the audience stopped by our response stations to reflect on the choices presented. Each night of Critical Discourse, response stations will be available for the public to share their opinions in response to the panelists.
Last night's event revealed the juror's top 20 category selections, plus their top five venue selections. Jurors revealed not only their selections but their process and what attracted them to the winning works.
Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS
Grand Rapids Public Schools expands the current partnership with WMEAC to expand environmental education to all students.
Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS
A quick guide to using this year's ArtPrize app to register to vote, vote on your favorite entries, and navigate your way around.
Submitted 09-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
The Harris Building has a rich history in Grand Rapids and offers new stories as a 2014 ArtPrize Venue.
Hubert Dobler set his "Roundabout2" ArtPrize entry into motion in a sunken parking lot on Sunday, September 28.
On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.
MIEDA works to reduce the impact of eating disorders through education and prevention.
Submitted 09-28-2014 under NONPROFITS
Lance Climie recalls his time as the day bartender at Les Idees, a restaurant at The Morton House that was "contrarian to what had existed in Grand Rapids before."
Submitted 09-27-2014 under NONPROFITS
Brian Balderston, from Present Company, explains why his team of artists was attracted to working with SiTE:LAB, and how Paul Amenta got them interested in participating in ArtPrize.
From his father putting in the electrical system to the multiple changes to both the building and the street in front of it, Daniel Doane shares his memories of our city's growth and struggles.
Submitted 09-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Downtown Market offers a wide variety of art and eats during ArtPrize. Artwork, often placed in relation to its surroundings, is captured here in this photo essay.
Submitted 09-26-2014 under NEWS
Critical Discourse, part of ArtPrize 2014, is bringing to Grand Rapids notables of the art world, including on Oct. 2 Susan Sollins of Art21 and the documentary series “Art in the 21st Century” that airs on PBS.
Submitted 09-26-2014 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
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