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Festival of the Arts' 50th Celebration poster commemorates Calder's La Grande Vitesse

by (ric72528)

Submitted 04-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

To commemorate its 50th year, Festival of the Arts is excited to announce renowned designer Stephen Frykholm as its 2019 poster artist. One of the longest running festivals in the state of Michigan, Festival of the Arts will hold its 50th...

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Offers Affected Federal Employees and Contractors Free Gallery Admission During Shutdown

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

This week, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced it is offering free gallery admission for federal employees and contractors affected by the partial government shutdown. Excepted, Non-Excepted/furloughed, and contract employees...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents 'A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions'

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition opening January 26, A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions. The exhibition  closes out a yearlong celebration of GRAM's tenth anniversary at...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

by (Jennalyn Stull)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is home to many experiences, though one of the most prominent is that of the Asian American experience. As early as the 70s, Grand Rapids has been growing a steady Asian population, and today, people identifying as Asian make up more...

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ArtPrize 10: An appreciation from a non-artist perspective

by (Beth Fisher)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I moved to Grand Rapids a little less than two years ago from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After living and raising my daughter there for eighteen years, it goes without saying that it holds many memories and a special affinity for me. The second largest...

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LINC Up's Rock the Block offers engagement, education, entertainment opportunities this Saturday

by (Kgandy16)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

LINC UP, a community development organization with neighborhood revitalization and development in the foreground, will be hosting their eighth annual Rock the Block festival this Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Madison Square. This...

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Mugshots and propaganda: Photographer learns about #J20, Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids

by (tylersteimle)

Submitted 01-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This is an article about photography. But sometimes, if done right, photography is really about something altogether not photography. The gear and the shop talk and the technique of the craft dissipates and the message shines through. It's what...

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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Immigrant Heritage Month: A time to explore, celebrate, appreciate

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I was inspired to write this article on Immigrant Heritage Month, in part, after watching a powerful video created by welcome.us for the “I Am an Immigrant” campaign. I had also just spent the last few months in conversations with...

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