Avenue for the Arts

Ever expanding Have Company to add gallery wall to giftshop

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The South Division Avenue corridor boutique shop and maker residency is expanding programming with its inaugural gallery space featuring the work of Brenda Beerhorst and Hillery Sproatt.  Local builder and art collector Michael DeMaagd...

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Avenue for the Arts looks for permanent place to call home

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Avenue for the Arts has launched a crowd funding campaign in order to secure a residence on Division Avenue. Located at 307 South Division, the space would serve as the headquarters for the DIT arts organization that has been operating on the...

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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

For the past 12 years, the Free Radical event has sought to provoke challenging, self-reflective dialogue between members of the Grand Rapids arts community. Now a yearly Avenue for the Arts event, Free Radical includes Shows on...

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

On the first Friday of every month, Grand Rapids residents and visitors are invited to the galleries, shops and eateries of the South Division corridor to check out new events and features. The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the...

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize, for all its success, has seen some critique in the past over whether it was actually helping the showcased artists sell their artwork. Last year, a new feature was added to their website and signage to help people easily move from just...

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Sustaining a vibrant art community

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

It's easy to see that the art community in downtown Grand Rapids is quickly expanding. Events like Art.Downtown., First Fridays, and ArtPrize have captured the attention of people from near and far to visit downtown and experience art. As...

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Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a look at the arts activities taking place on Avenue For The Arts this fall.  In studio is Jenn Schaub,...

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Avenue for the Arts to host professional development workshop

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Break it Down, Make it Better will take place at 307 South Division on September 5, beginning at 5:30. Free to Avenue for the Arts members and Artprize 2014 Venue representatives, online registration opened August 1. The public is invited to attend...

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stART: a benefit for Avenue for the Arts

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2014 under

stART your 2014 ArtPrize season early with Avenue for the Arts and San Chez Bistro by taking a sneak peek inside an ArtPrize venue as San Chez is transformed into a lively street fair packed with art vendors and great music! This one night-only...

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