The Rapidian is powered by the people of Grand Rapids.

Help us keep the lights on.

No really, we can't do this without civic investors:

grcmc  A proud service of the Community Media Center

Roosevelt Park

Breakdancing group Aerial Tactic finds future through dancing

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.


New media project aims to elevate neighborhood voices

Submitted 03-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Four media workshops will introduce a new project to help the people of Grand Rapids by providing access to modern media at the neighborhood level.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


The Spoke Folks to provide cyclists with knowledge for safe riding

Submitted 02-11-2014 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks will offer a classed called "Traffic Laws: How to Ride in the Road," geared to provide information for every cyclist.


Gallery Art Haus to host inaugural show

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

Music, fine art and performance will be featured at the first Gallery Art Haus event.


GR Makers help entrepreneur make idea reality

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids group GR Makers collaborated with entrepreneur Sergio Troiani to create the first all-aluminum iPhone case that doesn't negatively affect the phone's reception.


Cook Library Scholars: A pathway of opportunity

Submitted 12-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities provides a safe and welcoming environment where students can flourish.


Mid December Holiday Art Thing: no holiday craft stuff here

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

This art exhibit features a short but respectable list of artists working in a variety of media.


Spoke Folks introduces tricycle work bench at ArtPrize

Submitted 09-24-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jay Niewiek and company have teamed up with Terra Trike of Grand Rapids to build a mobile workbench.


UCOM hosting third annual Healthy Foods Cook Off as part of Hunger Action Week

Submitted 09-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Thursday, three local chefs will be competing to create healthy dishes using food pantry staples in the cookoffat United Church Outreach Ministry.