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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Teens from WMCAT partner with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create murals on utility boxes downtown.


Artists Creating Together to offer The Five Senses of Art Education Day During ArtPrize Seven

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together will host an Education Day at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market on October 5.


Spreading the Woosah: one print at a time

Submitted 08-25-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Erica Lang, artist and founder of Woosah Apparel and Print Shop talks about the development of her art, business and new shop space on Division Avenue.


ArtPrize to celebrate local neighborhoods in upcoming volunteer kick-off party

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize, in its seventh year, added its seventh neighborhood. This prompted a focus on the seven Grand Rapids neighborhoods and their unique histories at this year's volunteer event.


Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

Submitted 08-18-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Has the Downtown Market lived up to community expectations? Which expectations are being met- and which do we need to talk about honestly and get to work to improve for the better of everyone in our local food economy?


GRJazzFest returns to downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

GRandJazzFest is returning to Rosa Parks Circle on August 15 and 16 for West Michigan's only free weekend-long jazz festival.


Slows Bar-B-Q opens in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Slows Bar-B-Q, the nationally renowned barbecue joint based in Detroit, officially opened Slows Grand Rapids (SlowsGR) on August 6 in the Downtown Market. SlowsGR is a family- or market-style dining experience with no reservations.


Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator.


GoSite Guides help visitors find what they need to navigate Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-11-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 21st century welcome center shares a story from its first four months and the connections that are able to be made as our GoSite Guides do more than just provide information but create a true welcome for our visitors.


UICA to evoke sensory responses of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling art with seventh ArtPrize exhibit

Submitted 08-06-2015 under NEWS

The public will have an exclusive opportunity to preview the exhibit on September 12 at OddBall, UICA's ArtPrize celebration and annual fundraiser.