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Art.Downtown. 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015


This spring, Art.Downtown. will captivate audiences on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6-11pm.  Expanding from the Avenue for the Arts corridor in the Heartside Neighborhood to Kendall College of Art and Design and Devos Place in central downtown, this one night event features several hundred artists in dozens of galleries, businesses, and studio spaces around downtown Grand Rapids.


Here’s some of what to expect, rain or shine: artists and musicians exhibiting and performing at a variety of unexpected locations from U-haul trailers, the art museum, parking lots and private studios. Come early and stay late, for a night on the town with family and friends.


Grand Rapids Trolley will provide free transportation to all the major areas of Art.Downtown.  Volunteers and maps will be on-site to help guide you to various sites, restaurants, and parking locations. Meet and speak with artists, curators, and shop owners about everything from artistic methods to collective movements. Join the excitement and see what our downtown arts community has to offer!


As an added bonus, Art of the Lived Experiment opens on April 10 kicking off the DisArt Festival, changing perceptions about disability one work of art at a time. Participating sites are included as Art.Downtown. hotspots.


Stay updated on Art.Downtown. information by attending planning meetings at 307 S. Division Ave, and by visiting our website, Follow @AveForTheArtsGR on Twitter , and join the event conversation by using #ArtDowntown. Connect with Avenue on Facebook for detailed updates about Art.Downtown. and special event postings!

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