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Annual Heartside Cleansweep Inspires Community Through Volunteering

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

As flowers bloom along downtown sidewalks and  grass becomes greener, debris and trash leftover from the previous winter’s snow banks litter the sides of our city’s streets. Come summer, these piles of rubbish disappear, unnoticed...

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"Dear Commissioner..." 10 Steps for Writing Elected Representatives for Neighborhood Advocates

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

To many, reaching to a public official about their cares and concerns can be intimidating. Most Americans never reach out to an elected representative, and although there is pessimism about resident power within government, Grand Rapids public...

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Art that Clears You Up Inside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Opening this Friday, April 5, at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, a collection of artwork created by Dwelling Place residents will be on display in conjunction with UICA’s current exhibition “Or Does It Explode.”   “...

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On October 11, 2018, the year-long Community Arts Series kicked off with residents creating recycled garden creatures at Verne Barry Place for their community garden. Thanks to grant funding from the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs (...

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Center provides innovative senior, child care

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem...

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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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Residents use art to encourage civic engagement in their neighborhoods

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Throughout the summer, Dwelling Place interns from the Community Building and Engagement Department hosted ‘get out the vote’ poster-making at the Herkimer, Reflections, and Weston apartments. Each event allowed residents the freedom to...

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Catalyst Radio: Heartside Ministry discusses art therapy program

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Ministries is looking forward to continuing with providing an Art Therapy program in the future starting again in September after the current 12 week program is finished. Details for the Art Therapy program at Heartside can be found in...

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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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'Art belongs to everyone': Interview with local artist Debra Dieppa

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 07-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

An exhibition of Debra Dieppa’s recent work is now on display in the West Lobby at the Wealthy Street Theatre. The conversation below between the artist and her longtime friend, and curator, Elizabeth Jane VanArragon of her upcoming exhibition...

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