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The GRAM's Nature/Nurture exhibit for ArtPrize Seven chooses conversation over crowd appeal

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-17-2015 under OPINION

This week the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) released a sneak peek of their Nature/Nurture exhibit for this year’s ArtPrize. The collection includes work from 15 artists from across the country, ranging from 10’ diameter oil on...

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Free outdoor concerts fill summer days

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With summer in full swing and Grand Rapids buzzing with live music, the events and activities can start to build up and empty wallets. Four organizations in Grand Rapids have made it possible for the public to enjoy outdoor music events without...

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New food truck to serve Grand Rapids, surrounding area

by (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NEWS

Gettin’ Fresh, West Michigan’s newest food truck, will be joining some regular hot spots for food trucks in the Grand Rapids area, like the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Ah-Nab-Awen park. They are making plans to be found outside...

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Museums ready for exploration with Free-4-All Sunday

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On Sunday, April 26, five of Grand Rapid's museums will be free to the public from noon to 5 p.m. The event is funded by Amway and features free general admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids...

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LUNAFEST brings films by, for, about women to Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

As the fundraising film festival LUNAFEST celebrates its 14th year, it will be making its debut in Grand Rapids for the first time next week.  Dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and...

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DisArt Festival @The Fed

by (Fed Galleries @KCAD)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Here at the Fed Galleries we are excited about all the events and activities scheduled over the next two weeks for DisArt Festival 2015. As an educational institution we strive to support artists and artwork that create new experiences that...

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Art of the Lived Experiment exhibition opens April 10

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

As a part of DisArt, the Urban Institue of Contemporary Arts (UICA) is organizing an exhibit called "Art of the Lived Experiment." Originally a part of DadaFest in Liverpool, England and curated by ...

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GoSite reveals ribbon cutting, grand opening dates

by (GoSite)

Submitted 03-17-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite, a 21st century welcome center for locals and visitors alike, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, April 4 with a full day of activities, prizes, samples and giveaways. More information about the GoSite and the celebration day...

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Story Matters: LaughFest volunteer Sarah Veselenak encourages us all to "find our funny"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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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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