The Rapidian


Making music for DisArt's exhibition

Submitted 09-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

DisArt has been a growing organization in the Grand Rapids area, hosting a number of events to share, promote and celebrate the artistic work of people with disabilities throughout the world.


UICA Outside draws together diverse artists to create permanent artworks energizing, accessible to all

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) 2018 ArtPrize exhibition is an expansion of their current public art initiative, the Exit Space Project. The artists participating include; Alan Compo, Nick Nortier, Colby Roanhorse, design collective Evas’ve led by Elyse Flynn, and Kimberly Lavon.


Residents use art to encourage civic engagement in their neighborhoods

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place summer get out the vote events allowed residents the freedom to drop by and paint a poster, register to vote, check their registration status and more.


Remembering Vudu - Victoria Upton 6/22/1955 - 9/5/2018

Submitted 09-12-2018 under NEWS

She was a fierce supporter of the arts, local business and social equity who impacted the lives of many in her community.


Festival of the Arts announces honorary co-chairs for 50th year

Submitted 09-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Festival of the Arts announces its honorary co-chairs for the event’s 50th year – Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ballet and James Sofranko, the new Artistic Director for Grand Rapids Ballet. The two were selected to celebrate the link to the very first Festival of the Arts.


Wealthy Theatre documentary premiere co-directed and edited by Grand Rapids’ Libi Hake

Submitted 09-07-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The documentary about Michael K. Paxton, an Appalachian Artist/Cancer Survivor, is produced and edited Ms. Libi Hake, who calls Grand Rapids her hometown.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park celebrates Autumn with Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Submitted 09-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition features a celebration of all things local with vibrant chrysanthemum displays, family-friendly activities and more, September 21 to October 28.


Baxter's Threads Sewing Class proudly presents fourth Biennial Quilt Show

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year’s quilt show’s theme is “A Stitch in Time; Every Quilt Has a Story.” The quilt show is on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2018 at the Baxter Community Center Gym from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


ArtPrize 10: An appreciation from a non-artist perspective

Submitted 09-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Maybe it's because I'm older and more introspective, but as I look forward to ArtPrize 10, I am reminded of how the beauty an artist creates can unify humanity in deeply profound ways.


Catalyst Radio: Heartside Ministry discusses art therapy program

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

John Williamson interviews Leara Glinzak and Jess Kimmel about how art works as a therapy for those with trauma and helps people process their experiences.