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Art.Downtown

Light Gallery + Studio features local artists for their first Art.Downtown April 8

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 04-05-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Light Gallery + Studio opened during ArtPrize 2016, only three weeks after curator Erika Townsley and owner Matthew Provoast moved into their live-work space through Dwelling Place. A live-work unit is a space that combines your workspace with your...

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Curator spotlight: Falling for fiber arts

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Curator Liz Hertl, a familiar face in the Grand Rapids art community has “really been falling for fiber arts.” She has organized an exhibition of 11 artists celebrating the variety of contemporary practices.From weaving to...

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The Art of Creating an Exhibition

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Brandon Alman doesn’t quite remember how he got involved with the Avenue for the Arts, but believes it began with the Markets, then he started attending planning meetings and was part of the discussions that started the Advisory...

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Avenue for the Arts to feature over 400 artists in Art.Downtown. gallery hop

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

On Friday April 11, Avenue for the Arts will present its annual Art.Downtown. evening event showcasing 400 artists and over 30 destinations along the Division Avenue corridor.  Grand Rapids Trolley will be providing free shuttle services...

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Camera and Collage exhibit captures essence of Art.Downtown.

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 04-25-2013 under OPINION

  Collage can be characterized by bringing together elements that are borrowed and original to create a unique work of art unto itself. This concept can be applied when curating a group art show: the disparate styles and elements patched...

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Make, show, discuss: Artists as Entrepreneurs

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 01-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

This March as a precursor to their popular annual Art.Downtown. event the Avenue will be helping artists get prepared for the next stages of their careers by hosting a series of “Artists as Entrepreneurs” classes and discussions on...

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Art brings crowds downtown to Art.Downtown.

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under OPINION

The annual event Art.Downtown took place this past Friday April 13. With over 300 artists and 30 locations it is one of the largest arts related events Grand Rapids has to offer and the entire experience is free. Pre-coverage for the evening was...

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Artists put finishing touches on Art.Downtown.

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 04-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This week there was a flurry of activity all across downtown Grand Rapids as artists scrambled to get their pieces up for Art.Downtown 2012. This one-night only art event is happening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. Studios, galleries, shops and...

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Secret society inspires newest SiTE:LAB event

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 04-10-2012 under NEWS

Inspired by a turn of the century secret society, the newest SiTE:LAB event this Friday night will offer visitors three floors of innovative performance art at the old Harris Furniture Building. This building, located at 109 ½ South Division...

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Visit the Kendall Graduate Studios this Year at Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The Kendall College of Art and Design Graduate Studio space features 35 KCAD grads majoring in Printmaking, Drawing, Painting and Photography.  Their work ranges from highly rendered figurative work to abstract forms and patterns—...

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