The Rapidian


Break it Down, Make it Better helps build community in Grand Rapids art world

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Artists, curators, and venue coordinators all gathered on Friday, February 23, 2018 for the chance to take part in various workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations. The annual event was held at 106 South Division.


Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition celebrates 50th year

Submitted 02-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Under the direction of local poet and artist Christine Krieger, Kent County’s own all-ages poetry prize weathers change, welcomes new and established poets to submit their work


Artist feature from UICA: Curt Ikens

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Curt Ikens created new work for this solo show. Ikens' recent work grapples with diverse issues such as environmental sustainability, the awkward merging of Eastern and Western cultures, historicism, and child labor.


Meijer Gardens' 23rd annual Butterfly Exhibition highlights global journey taken by butterflies to reach West Michigan

Submitted 02-08-2018 under NONPROFITS

Explore the wondrous journey of thousands of butterflies as they fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory March 1 through April 30.


Grand Rapids welcomes the Lunar New Year with fun, festivities

Submitted 02-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Chinese Association of West Michigan is hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration on February 16, 2018 at the DeVos Hall —and you're invited!


All the Way! Civic Theatre's newest offering is a hit with audiences

Submitted 01-16-2018 under OPINION

The story of passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 comes to life in this play about President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces 2018 calendar of events

Submitted 01-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Meijer Gardens announces 2018 calendar of events


Chiaroscuro International Film Series connects world cultures through award-winning films

Submitted 01-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The season begins on January 14, 2018 at UICA. The program is free and open to the public.


St. Cecilia to feature Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on January 18

Submitted 01-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Co-artistic Director Wu Han and five internationally acclaimed chamber musicians will perform the works of Brahms and Dvořák.


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