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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rhiannon Giddens mesmerized sold out audience at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 05-18-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhiannon Giddens played to a sold out audience at the St. Cecilia Music center Thursday evening, providing the audience with a very powerful performance focused on the black experience in America.

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Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Kristin Hirsch thought up the idea of Lass Laugh, and Amy Gascon believed in this vision and wanted to help bring it to light. The community for Lass Laugh started building long before opening night.

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Artist feature from UICA: Zachary Trebellas

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Learn more about performing artist Zachary Trebellas in this feature from UICA.

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ACT Apprentice Antwaine: Animated Art

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Antwaine shares his love for animation.

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ACT Apprentice Allan: Quantity and Quality

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

ACT Apprentice Allan shares his impressive cartoon collection.

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Palatte Coffee and Art: A new twist on the classic art gallery

Submitted 04-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Palatte Coffee and Art combines the comfort of the coffee house with the worldliness of an art gallery.

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Immigrant tells the story of their journey with a poem

Submitted 04-24-2018 under VOICES

An immigrant tells of their reason for coming to the U.S. from Guatemala: I stood witness to death: of my dear relative, they write.

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