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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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ACT students explore abstract expressions

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

For nine weeks, ten individuals have met for our Abstract Painting class on Tuesdays. Throughout the sessions, students have been given opportunities to explore various styles, emulate artists like Rothko & Mondrian, and play around with...

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ACT's 30th Festival Day brings together all Grand Rapids communities

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Hundreds of kids, teachers, parents and volunteers are crowding around a center stage, upbeat music booming from the speakers. Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” plays and several kids instantly jump up, turning to dance with their...

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Celebrate! Community Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet revitalizes art and culture

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Last month, the Grand Rapids Ballet was filled with a diverse group of artists and a wide variety of art. Celebrate! is a community event hosted annually by Artists Creating Together, Girls Choral Academy, Cook Arts Center (through Grandville Avenue...

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ACTion Drummers celebrate Mardi Gras with community at Marge's Donut Den

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, February 9th, Marge’s Donut Den was bustling with excitement—at least fifty people were crammed into the bakery, chattering amongst themselves about whether they would get fruit-filled, cream, or traditional paczkis. This...

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Upcoming events with Artists Creating Together

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together (ACT) is a non-profit organization in Grand Rapids that empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts. Each year, ACT serves 6,000 people with disabilities in pursuing the arts...

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Four Grand Rapids organizations to host Celebrate! Community Arts Day

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, March 28, four Grand Rapids arts organizations will collaborate to bring the 4th annual Celebrate! Community Arts Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet. This free event provides an opportunity for people of all ages to experience dance, music...

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

by (DisArt)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by: Christopher R. Smit PhD, Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   Organizing and producing any...

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Local nonprofit VSA changes name to "Artists Creating Together"

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our long-term Grand Rapids-based art and disabilities non-profit VSA will now be known as Artists Creating Together (ACT). The name change to Artists Creating Together is a recommitment of our organization’s staff, volunteers and board members...

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