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Latin American Film Fest coming to Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-03-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Nine films will be featured from seven different countries, with two directors giving Q&A sessions.


All of the Above Hip Hop is empowering youth voices

Submitted 03-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

All of the Above is an after school program in Ottawa Hills High that empowers youth to use Hip Hop in promoting social justice, and finding their own voice.


ACT Apprentice Jordyn: Three dimensional creativity

Submitted 03-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACTion Art is drawing near and ACT Apprentice Jordyn is readying her work.


Spoken word collective turned nonprofit organization hosts first annual fundraiser

Submitted 03-21-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Diatribe is hosting its first annual fundraiser as a nonprofit organization on April 26th at The Waldron Public House downtown Grand Rapids. The Diatribe Annual Fun'Raiser Party Masquerade Edition which starts at 9pm and will go until 2am will feature DJ AB - Everything AB and Dj Omega Supreme.


Local nonprofit helps small businesses thrive at Indie Flea Market

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids organization the Vendor Exchange is working to create a community of artisans to help them grow.


ACT apprentice Ana: Happiness inspired through art

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together announces 2018 Apprentice Program featuring Apprentice Ana.


ACT students explore abstract expressions

Submitted 03-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

This winter, ACT students have been empowered to express themselves through Abstract Painting with Becky Baker.


Vault of Midnight puts local creators on the shelves

Submitted 03-13-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Vault of Midnight's "small and local press" section gives local artists exposure and a chance to grow.


Artist feature from UICA: Jordan Gaza

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Jordan Gaza graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's Illustration program in 2016 and has been living in Grand Rapids ever since. Primarily working digitally and with gouache paint, Gaza's illustrations are both vulnerable and sincere.


Jewish Theatre's production of Torch Song Trilogy full of laughter and heartfelt emotion

Submitted 03-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The story centers on a New York, Jewish, homosexual, drag queen, torch singer who struggles to cope with the tragic loss of his life partner, learns to be an effective parent to his adopted son and is forced to deal with his own mother’s intolerance.