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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Stumbling upon Eliza Fernand’s booth at The Market on First Fridays, I was instantly captivated by the unique forms and shapes that she creates with ceramics. From geometric vessels to casts of leaves, pinecones, jars, and honeybears, all of...

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Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, August 1, vendors, musicians, food trucks and entertainers will flock to South Division for a festive, spirited evening of music and handmade goods. Following a successful turnout in June, The Market on First Fridays returns with even...

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Vendor Spotlight: Taylor Bultema

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

A wash of color forms subtle, blended tones that are overlaid by vibrant hues and pronounced shapes. Seeing Taylor Bultema’s prints at The Market on First Fridays in June compelled me to ask her about the meaning behind her work, “My...

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Vendor Spotlight: Rose Beerhorst

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

Walking up to Rose Beerhorst’s booth at The Market on First Fridays in June, her bright, circular rugs with tasteful bold patterns immediately caught my eye. They have that cozy, handmade feel that would bring warmth and folky style to any...

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The Market on First Fridays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-08-2014 under

This summer The Market returns as a First Friday event and features a gallery and shop hop that exhibits artwork at a variety of indoor sites. Meanwhile, the sidewalks will be flooded with artist vendors, performances, and entertainment all along...

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Sass Fest to celebrate hand crafted local goodness

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

On Saturday November 23, the DAAC and Have Company present SASS Fest: a celebration of Do It Together ethos featuring hand made items and craft workshops. The event is free and takes place at the 106 Gallery on Division Avenue from noon until 7 p.m...

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Mercy Leather brands unique process, style in genuine leather goods

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Mercy Leather features wallets, aprons, totes, canvas travel packs, courier messenger bags and bicycle accessories and has even moved into clothing items such as raw denim jeans and jackets. Jordan Sherwin and Rusty Zylstra's wife Kaitlin...

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Day Dreaming about the Weekend Daydream Studios Readies for The Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

Daydream Studio is a small business that serves as the creative outlet for the duo of Amber Gerard and Lynn McKeown. Although these lovely ladies have found a great niche and are well known for their witty and unique handmade buttons, their vision...

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Teresa Z Illustration debuts at The Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

  Teresa Z is excitedly getting ready to show at her first art market of the summer: The Market Presented by Avenue for the Arts. Since graduating from GVSU with a BFA in sculpture, she had taken a break from creating art and has spent the...

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Avenue for the Arts brings back the Market

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Market presented by the Avenue for the Arts is back and bigger than ever. This is a great opportunity to wander the sidewalks of South Division between Fulton and Cherry and celebrate creativity and community. This year...

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