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First Fridays on Avenue for the Arts offers chance for unique holiday shopping

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

On December 6 from 6-10 p.m. galleries along the Division Avenue corridor will be open during evening hours for First Fridays. The event is designed around local artisans with work for sale. Handmade goods, artwork and drink specials will be...

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Fenced off abutment doesn't solve anything, says local homeless advocate

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Where are those people now? That’s the question some in the community are asking after the decision was made to fence off the Wealthy Street bridge abutment that was being used by homeless residents for shelter. According to the Well House...

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Gaspard Gallery to present photography art book "Beholder"

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

On Friday, December 6, Gaspard Gallery on South Division Avenue will present its newest exhibition of photography, titled "Beholder." The photography is the work of Chris Cox, who owns Gaspard along with Ben Biondo and Jacob Bullard....

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Avenue for the Arts presents 11th anniversary of Free Radical

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under NEWS

On November 1 and 8 the Avenue for the Arts presents the 11th anniversary of Free Radical, an art event on South Division Avenue showcasing local talent. Local businesses along the strip will transform into temporary art galleries, hosting over 100...

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Local Epicurean adds chocolate lounge to downtown pasta shop

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

Once housed in the funky Eastown building shaped like a windmill, The Local Epicurean has outgrown its location and is now a recognized storefront on the Division Avenue coridor. Not only is the new building much larger than its previous locale, it...

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Propaganda Doughnuts sets up shop on Division Avenue corridor

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapids' culinarian Tory O'Haire, dubbed The Starving Artist and known for his Full Moon Supper Club dinner parties, is now starting a new venture his new brick and morter doughnut shop. Propaganda Doughnuts (117A South Division Avenue...

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City to discuss Revision Division project

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-08-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a public meeting today, Friday, March 8 at Kendall College in the Historic Federal Building. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. project partners will present their results for the Revision Division Project...

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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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Miscellany celebrates grand opening during Art.Downtown.

by (George)

Submitted 04-10-2012 under OPINION

In a time and place where every bar, coffee shop and law firm also doubles as an art gallery, bookstores specifically dedicated to the promotion of artist-made publications are a rare and wonderful thing. Los Angeles has Ooga Booga and Family....

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Catalyst Radio: 106 Gallery part of Division Avenue's transformation into Avenue for the Arts

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:39) Division Avenue, now also known as the Avenue for the Arts, has a long tradition of pop up galleries in abandonned buildings. Back in 2005...

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