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Attention Foodies: 2019 Festival of the Arts Food Booth Applications Now Open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for food booths for 2019. Interested parties should visit festivalgr.org and complete the application electronically or print and...

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Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Grand Rapids Symphony for one of its greatest concerts ever

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 10-09-2018 under OPINION

DeVos Performance Hall, since it opened in 1980s, has seen many great performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony. Friday’s concert featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet under Music Director Marcelo Lehninger surely will go down in history as one of...

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Heartside presents Fuzzy Jane fall showcase for First Friday

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

We are very excited to announce our next featured artist in the Heartside Art Gallery and Studio: Jane VanDommelen (Fuzzy Jane). Heartside Ministry will be featuring her artwork from 1998-2018 at our Art Gallery & Studio! Please join us for her...

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Diverse neighborhood voices share report about communities and policing

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

In 2017, the Heartside Neighborhood held their first National Night Out. According to the National Night Out website, the event is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie...

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Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-25-2018 under NEWS

The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (“The Rapid”) Route 19...

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Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony, plus world premiere, bring Grand Rapids Symphony's season to thrilling conclusion

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is one of the crowing achievements of Western culture. The music, some of Beethoven’s best, stands on its own. Its message that all of humanity is a brotherhood elevates it to a whole new level. In 1989,...

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GRandJazzFest offers eclectic lineup for 2018 event at Rosa Parks Circle

by (Molly Klimas)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

If you like variety in your jazz, bring a lawn chair down to Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle Aug. 18-19 and kick back. GRandJazzFest presented by the DTE Energy Foundation has announced the performance lineup for its seventh annual music...

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Dwelling Place launches new community arts series

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Our focus for the Community Arts Series is lowering barriers to resident participation so that our residents know that cultural programs are for them, and how they can best utilize the cultural organizations in the downtown area. The arts are...

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Downtown Market hosting month of cheerful holiday events

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a variety of holiday events during the next month, making it the one-stop destination in Grand Rapids for holiday cheer the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree and...

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Art happens here 365 days a year

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

This time of year in Grand Rapids, it’s pretty much impossible to walk three feet without coming face to face with some kind of art. What many people who flock to this city this time of year for ArtPrize may not realize is that art lives and...

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