Avenue for the Arts

Community updates: Friday, July 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday clarifying Michigan’s face covering requirement in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces, with more exceptions added. Under...

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-27-2020 under NEWS

Shared in this May 27 update are civic, economic, and public health developments impacting Grand Rapids residents from the State of Michigan, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and Avenue for the Arts.   State of Michigan launches MI Safe Start Map...

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Heartside features clay studio artist market for July's First Friday event

by (Heartside Ministry)

Submitted 06-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Through the Heartside Clay Studio, Heartside artists create pieces while learning various clay techniques such as hand building, potter’s wheel, applying glazes and stains. Heartside clay studio volunteers enjoy showing Heartside artists'...

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Art happens here 365 days a year

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

This time of year in Grand Rapids, it’s pretty much impossible to walk three feet without coming face to face with some kind of art. What many people who flock to this city this time of year for ArtPrize may not realize is that art lives and...

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Artist or activist? Creative voices inspire dialogue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The streets of Grand Rapids have been busier than normal this year, not with visitors to cultural events, parades or races, but with citizens protesting. From The Women’s Rights March to A Day Without Immigrants and the most recent DACA...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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South Division: Past and present through the lens of art

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

When you first walk into Sanctuary Folk Art, you are immediately surrounded by an explosion of color as you first take in the amazing variety of art lining every inch of possible space on the wall. While the gallery hosts up to 40 different artists...

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Meet Civic Investor Jenn Schaub: Working to engage all community members at the Avenue

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-13-2017 under VOICES

Since The Rapidian was founded on September 15, 2009, dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout the community have published articles and stories. Avenue for the Arts is an organization that has truly seized on the opportunity to share its...

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