local art

First annual Art Outdoor Project draws attention to Grand Rapids with local art

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

Five local artists have been selected to have their work displayed on billboards along state highways this summer, from June 29 until October 3, for a new project developed by Experience Grand Rapids. The Art Outdoor Project aims to use ...

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Past the gallery doors: Alternative spaces to find art

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether it be stopping at the stand of a jewelry maker at the farmers market, taking a minute to check out the name of the artists whose painting is hanging on your local coffee shop’s wall, or heading downtown for First Fridays for an entire...

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Creative space Wisemaker celebrates collaboration of art, environment

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As an artist, Kelly Allen’s reverence for nature is not only depicted in the artwork she creates but in the materials she chooses and makes available to the community.   Allen, owner of the Wisemaker Creative Reuse Store and Studio,...

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LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest, Grand Rapids’ community-wide comedy festival, which touts its “seriously funny” line-up, will get a little more literary this year. At 6:30 p.m. March 13, a poetry reading event will take place at the Great Lakes...

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Hideous delight of paint steals show in "Buying Friends" at UICA

by (kevinbuist)

Submitted 01-07-2015 under OPINION

There’s a collection of funny, grotesque, brilliant work on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) right now. Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection is on view through February 15. There’s also a collector’s talk...

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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

For the past 12 years, the Free Radical event has sought to provoke challenging, self-reflective dialogue between members of the Grand Rapids arts community. Now a yearly Avenue for the Arts event, Free Radical includes Shows on...

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ArtPrize Off the Beaten Path: MoDiv

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

MoDiv is an inviting set of local shops at the corner of Monroe Center and Division.  It is a popular area, but the ArtPrize spotlight typically shines brighter at the other end of the street with high profile venues such as The GRAM...

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October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

On the first Friday of every month, Grand Rapids residents and visitors are invited to the galleries, shops and eateries of the South Division corridor to check out new events and features. The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the...

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City as Muse celebrates installation at UICA

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through many changes - buildings, locations, resident artists and programming - the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) has been a integral part of the art community in Grand Rapids for over 30 years.  "City as Muse," a three...

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ArtPrize offers options for their biggest fans

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize wants you to have the best possible experience at this year’s event. Offering ArtClub and ArtFan, membership programs that celebrate and reward supporters of the largest prize to artists and one of the most unique art events in the...

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