The Rapidian


Grand Rapids Children's Museum breaks barriers between play and learning

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Children's Museum offers hands-on experiences to encourage exploration and learning-through-play


Local artist feature from UICA: Erin Schaenzer

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Erin Schaenzer moved to Grand Rapids, MI five years ago to attend Kendall College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Printmaking. Schaenzer’s poetic works are influenced by identity and relationships.


Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017 May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for emerging artists.


Local artist feature from UICA: Mandy Cano Villalobos

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mandy Cano Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans performance, drawing, installation and fiber art. She was raised throughout the southeastern United States, and currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI.


Local artist feature from UICA: Lauren Witvoet

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Lauren Witvoet is a self taught artist born and raised in Grand Rapids. Witvoet is fascinated and most inspired by the clothing designs out of those campy teen movies from the 1980’s and early 90’s. Witvoet loves a good bright colored bold print.


Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition at Meijer Gardens observes the season of reflection

Submitted 11-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Meijer Gardens celebrates the holidays with over 40 international traditions


Local artist feature from UICA: Nick Castillon

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nick Castillon is an artist living in Grand Rapids. Castillon's work is eclectic and ambitious large-scale multi-dimensional mixed media paintings.


German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

Submitted 10-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!


Venues like St. Cecilia and One Trick Pony keep music scene alive, well in Grand Rapids

Submitted 10-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Don’t pass on opportunities to enjoy our city and the music, like hearing guitarist Leo Kottke and local singer Kathy Lamar.


Marcel 'Fable' Price, talks about his work as Grand Rapid's 2017 Poet Laureate

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Marcel Price, AKA Fable the Poet is dedicated to energizing poetry in Grand Rapids and bringing awareness to mental health.