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Craft House creates place for opportunity, community, conversations about art

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft House, a part of the Avenue for the Arts, is a collaborative exhibition space founded in 2012 that aims to encourage community and provide artists with opportunity and experience.

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Artist Jeff Kraus explores ambiguity, symbolism in large scale paintings

Submitted 07-22-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Kraus explains why he paints in the abstract and the meaning behind his work, living in Grand Rapids and balancing making art while touring full time with his band.

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Past the gallery doors: Alternative spaces to find art

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Aside from traditional art galleries or your local coffee shop, there are numerous venues to discover new and exciting artists.

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Time to review GR Forward

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Once-in-a-generation initiative to invest in downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River corridor is open for public review.

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Neil Simon's Classic Comedy "Barefoot in the Park" Presented by Local Theatre Company University Wits

Submitted 07-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Barefoot in the Park tells the timeless story of young love, family, neighbors, and how they all get along - or sometimes don’t. A straight-arrow husband and a free spirited wife learn a lot about each other and a lot about life in their first week of marriage. These newlyweds are in for a wild ride

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EatGR to host second food truck rally

Submitted 07-20-2015 under NEWS

Area food trucks to take over the Downtown Market on Saturday, July 25 during EatGR's Truck Two: The Sequel.

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Building legacy now: GR Current works to strengthen startups, investors with impact investing

Submitted 07-14-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Grand Rapids community is known for all of its startups, entrepreneurs and impact investing. It's in our culture to give back- but how do we do it in a way that builds impact and legacy- now and in the future?

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Simmer Camp brings teens, kids into kitchen for hands-on exploring

Submitted 07-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

From harvesting in the greenhouse to hands-on cooking in the teaching kitchen, kids camps at the Downtown Market are designed to help young people learn where their food comes from and how to turn it into meals they love.

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Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Thelma Wells will share her remarkable story of rising above adversity through faith and prayer. In her tell-it-like-it-is style, she will inspire you, make you laugh, and leave you feeling loved.

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Healthy U Series: Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

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