DeVos Place

Community updates: Friday, April 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Fiddler On The Roof Premiere Was Lively, Powerful

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 10-10-2019 under OPINION

Prior to its 1964 debut, even some of its investors fretted that Fiddler On The Roof was "too Jewish." Based on stories written in Yiddish by Sholem Aleichem and set around the turn of the twentieth century, the musical wrestles...

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GrandCon brings gamers to West Michigan

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 09-17-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

What started as a handful of friends playing board games has turned into an annual gaming convention that attracts fans from across Michigan. GrandCon returned for its 7th outing at the DeVos Place Convention Center on Labor Day weekend. The three-...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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The Stream brings attention to worldwide water shortages

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

“The Stream” is a multimedia installation by Emeka Ikebude at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The piece was created in an attempt to bring attention to water scarcity around the world, especially developing countries and Ikebude...

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Public vote to determine winner of downtown ice sculptures

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

On Valentine’s Day weekend, the public is encouraged to view dozens of spectacular works of ice art in Downtown Grand Rapids. Entering its second year, the Valent-ICE winter festival encourages the four-season enjoyment of Downtown. Downtown...

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Grand Rapids Antiques Market & Vintage Marketplace

by (grandrapidsanti...)

Submitted 12-22-2014 under

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 22, 2014) --Well-known appraisers will be on hand at the Grand Rapids Antiques Market to evaluate a variety of antique items.   “It’s not only interest in vintage and antiques that is going up, so are the...

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BeerCity, USA welcomes homebrewers from across country for annual conference

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hosted nearly 3,000 members of the Hombrewer’s Association for their annual National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) at DeVos Place. The conference took place over the course of four days, from Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14...

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