The Rapidian


Heartside features clay studio artist market for July's First Friday event

Submitted 06-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

On July 6, from 6-9 p.m. we will share an opportunity for visitors to buy pottery and learn more about the Heartside Clay Studio. Heartside Art Gallery and Studio will be transformed into a Heartside Clay Studio Artists Market for the evening.


Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival Week concluded with the Asian Pacific Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Rosa Parks Circle.


"A Few Good Men" entertains, tests audiences

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NEWS

The play that inspired the 1992 blockbuster film is on stage at Circle Theatre through Saturday, June 16.


West Michigan's Loving Day Celebration kicks off today

Submitted 06-11-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Edye Evans Hyde, executive director of Ebony Road Players, is known both locally and beyond for her incomparable musical and theater talents. And this time of year, you will also find her immersed in a series of community events that make up West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration.


Art and History of Quilting with Erica Millbrooks

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Erica Millbrooks, Founder of the Threads Quilt Show


Heartside Ministry introduces new art therapy program

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

A 12 week art therapy program is being offered by two professional art therapists in Grand Rapids.


Imagining a world where love is the way

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married.


Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival Week, June 4-9, 2018

Submitted 06-04-2018 under OPINION

Following the success of the 2017 Festival and other related events, including the February 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration, the Grand Rapids Asian Festival team is bringing a whole week of Asian-Pacific-focused activities to the City.


2018 Festival of the Arts celebrates rich tradition and new additions

Submitted 05-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Organizers and volunteers are working hard to prepare for the 49th annual Festival of the Arts taking place on June 1, 2 and 3 in downtown Grand Rapids.


Dyer-Ives founder John R. Hunting reflects on 50 years of Kent County poetry

Submitted 05-31-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Though the Dyer-Ives foundation closed its doors in 2016, the poetry competition it sponsored continues to recognize excellence in Kent County poets.