arts and culture

Grand Rapidians on spins and needles as new local shops celebrate first Record Store Day

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 04-23-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

After several new record stores opened across Grand Rapids in 2024, vinyl enthusiasts flocked on Saturday to hunt down their favorite albums, both vintage and contemporary, in celebration of Record Store Day. The inaugural Record Store Day, which...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces August 1 Reopening

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is excited to announce its reopening date with expanded safety measures. The Museum will welcome GRAM Members for a soft opening beginning Saturday, July 25 followed by the public opening on Saturday...

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GRAM Announces Participation in National Internship Programs for Underrepresented Students

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 02-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today its participation in two paid internship programs during summer 2020: the graduate-level Steelcase Fellowship and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) undergraduate paid internship...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Mary Tuuk ready to make her passion for music her profession as President

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

Mary Tuuk has spent a long career in banking for Fifth Third Bank and in retail with Meijer, Inc. Away from the office, the greatest passion for the singer with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus has been music. Now, she’s about to make her...

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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Henry V

by (pcshakespeare)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids for two weekends in June. This production is part of a larger project in which Pigeon Creek is producing...

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Grand Rapids Symphony unveils five-year strategic plan for innovation, collaboration, growth

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

President Abraham Lincoln knew a few things about getting a job done, beginning with how to go about it. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree,” Lincoln once said. “And I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The...

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ArtPrize on Tap- Flight #6: Attendees encouraged to share ArtPrize experience

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under NEWS

What better combination for Grand Rapids than art and beer? Starting in June and throughout ArtPrize, ArtClub has offered ArtPrize On Tap, their newest membership perk. And it’s still going on. Members and their guest have the opportunity to...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio--Crystal McGinn

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 01-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for January is Crystal McGinn. Here is a little about the artist, in her own words:   My name is Crystal McGinn. I’ve loved to draw pretty much my whole life, and I’ve been coming to Heartside Studio since late...

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GRAM Arts Symposium: Blind spots in "the Michigan perspective"

by (pelz)

Submitted 11-18-2011 under OPINION

This past weekend, the Grand Rapids Art Museum hosted the Film Art & Literature Symposium, promising a conversation about “The Michigan Perspective.” As both a recent Michigan transplant and an artist interested in how geography...

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Life after the Arts Council

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 10-27-2011 under OPINION

Recently, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids officially announced its plans to disband after providing over forty years of service to West Michigan. As a former intern and employee of the organization, it was especially difficult to comprehend...

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