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Unusual forum set for 2nd ward commission race

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

If you want to feel democracy at play, then loosen your tie, take off your hard hat, and tune into a “seriously absurd” conversation at Dog Story Theater on Wed., July 31, with contenders for the 2nd ward’s open City Commission...

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Art that Clears You Up Inside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Opening this Friday, April 5, at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, a collection of artwork created by Dwelling Place residents will be on display in conjunction with UICA’s current exhibition “Or Does It Explode.”   “...

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Visions and Revisions at the GRAM

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 03-18-2019 under OPINION

Public art shapes the character of a place. The Calder stabile provoked a commotion of opinion when it was installed in 1969. Was it art? Was it a waste of money? Letters to the editor, pro and con, poured into The Grand Rapids Press for months. The...

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Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 03-05-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is excited to announce the spring return of its bi-annual celebration of art and floral design, Art in Bloom (March 22 - 24, 2019). The one-weekend-only exhibition and competition presents the work of...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum and Children's Museum Waive Admission Costs for Furloughed Federal Employees

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

Effective today, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (GRCM) will join a growing list of institutions across the nation in offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families...

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Offers Affected Federal Employees and Contractors Free Gallery Admission During Shutdown

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

This week, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced it is offering free gallery admission for federal employees and contractors affected by the partial government shutdown. Excepted, Non-Excepted/furloughed, and contract employees...

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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New collaboration to showcase local artists in holiday market

by (Audrey Hutchinson)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NEWS

Thirteen artists will be featured in a multi-use coworking space at 342 Market SW on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The space includes four artists who use it to make their own individual art. They have collectively decided to curate a group show to be...

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Attention performers: 2019 Festival of the Arts performance applications now open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 11-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for performing during the three day event: June 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Interested parties should visit festivalgr.org and complete the...

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Silhouettes celebrate community members' vision

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Up and down the business corridor of Heartside, there are new figures popping up in storefront windows. The eight silhouettes displayed in storefronts along Division represent different resident leaders sharing their hopes for the future of the...

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