Avenue for the Arts

Artisan market to return to South Division twice this summer

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The Market returns this summer, and this year they'll be holding two events. June 8 and July 13, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Avenue for the Arts will be featuring local and regional artisans and performers as well as businesses and restaurants along...

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Artist speaks of excitement for Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, Art.Downtown celebrates five years of collaboration between local artists and the Grand Rapids community. This year is shaping up to be its best, bringing together some 400 artists in over 40 different locations throughout the city....

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Re-envisioning the Avenue: new membership requirements signify more cohesive era.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

For many years now South Division's Avenue for the Arts has been powered by small grants and a whole lot of volunteer time. Organizers behind the Avenue and its numerous events- including upcoming Art.Downtown. and Market- are hoping that the...

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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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Glancing back, looking forward on the Avenue

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 11-02-2012 under OPINION

When I moved into a live/work space in Martineau Apartments last year, artists had already been on Division Avenue for years, acting as agents of change alongside tenacious business and building owners. I was very excited to join the ranks of this...

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Vertigo Music hosts "Map of Tasmania" art show

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under OPINION

Avenue for the Arts’ current venture, Free Radical, has taken over a series of storefronts on South Division and turned them into art galleries, as is the case with “Map of Tasmania” at Vertigo Music. The event occurs annually as a...

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Gaspard Gallery combines poetry and photography

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-24-2012 under OPINION

ArtPrize foot traffic tapers off somewhere on South Division between Rumors Nightclub and the Goodwill. Though the area between Fulton and Wealthy Street contain the highest concentration of year-round art galleries, few seem interested or...

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New mural to be celebrated at 106 S. Division

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

This summer has been a hot one—but there is no cooler place to beat the heat than the Avenue for the Arts. This Thursday, August 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the 106 South Division Parking lot, the Avenue will welcome its newest addition: a...

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Dressed to Sell: Angela Jones

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

The apple does not fall far from the tree when it comes to our first featured artist for The Market presented by the Avenue for the Arts. Angela Jones comes from a family of makers. She has always been a creative person and thanks to her parents,...

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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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