local art

Eastown to celebrate 40th annual Streetfair

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NEWS

"It's a really great time for Eastown residents, as well as visitors, to celebrate Eastown and see all the local businesses and restaurants." says Lindsey Ruffins, Director at the Eastown Community Association, "It's a chance...

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Artists Amanda Wieczorek and Taylor Cole Greenfield to host "Open Studio"

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under OPINION

It is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse “behind the curtain” into an artist's studio. Most art is shown in galleries with little opportunity to see the inner workings and space of the creative process. However, like the annual open...

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Folk-pop trio Bennett thankful for success, eager for more

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Within minutes of sitting down with Grand Rapids folk-pop three piece band Bennett, it becomes clear that the relationship shared by these young musicians spans far beyond that of a simple musical collaboration. Their banter back and forth is filled...

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Parliament the Boutique offers handcrafted leather goods, fiber classes on South Division

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Parliament the Boutique recently opened on South Division. The brick and mortar store is the home to Littlewings Designs, handcrafted by Elyse Marie Welcher. Welcher wants to provide her community with a transparent studio boutique for production...

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New Reality to hit Eastown neighborhood

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-12-2013 under NEWS

Reality, a new novelty shop geared towards counter-cultural communities, will open its doors in the Eastown community on June 22. The shop, along with items like lazer pens, water bottles and beads for making jewelry, will be focusing on products...

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ArtPeers to participate at SiTE:LAB during ArtPrize 2012

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

ArtPeers is proud this year to participate in the SiTE:LAB venue during ArtPrize 2012. ArtPeers is participating in two ways: presenting a kiosk and presenting the debut of a new video series, all during the weeks of ArtPrize at SiTE:LAB. Kiosk: We...

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Art.Downtown. plans for bigger event

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Art.Downtown., slated for April 13, plans to be bigger than previous years. This year's event boasts three trolleys taking Grand Rapidians to over 30 locations with over 350 artists being showcased. It is one night when downtown Grand...

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Students use art and journalism to share thoughts on immigration

by (Steff)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish “Will this project help my brother come back to us after being deported?” This question was asked by an 8th grade student [whose identity has been removed to protect her family...

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Five Questions with Local Artists: Ann Chuchvara

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

 These five questions have been posed to several different local artists, their responses create this series. Ann Chuchvara earned a BF A at Grand Valley State University and an MFA at University of Colorado. She currently works and...

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Ground breaking Art event, Tanglefoot Open Studio, turns 20

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 11-15-2010 under NEWS

Was there Art in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize? Yes, lots of it in all sorts of locales. This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most notorious art events in Grand Rapids, the Tanglefoot Artist Open Studio. The Tanglefoot Building garnered...

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