Public Art

Artist Spotlight: snicka

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NONPROFITS

It was a sunny Tuesday morning when I first met snicka at the crowded Lyon St. Cafe in bustling Midtown Grand Rapids. Having never met her before, I had no idea what to expect. Right from our first encounter, I knew our meeting would go well,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 9

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends mask mandate through end of school year The requiring of face masks at all Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has been extended through the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Monday. Originally...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Dec. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2021 under NEWS

ArtPrize returns to annual format ArtPrize will be back in 2022—along with its original every-year schedule, it announced Tuesday. Next year’s return of the Grand Rapids-based international art competition marks the first time ArtPrize...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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Flex Gallery and the Work of Steven Vinson

by (zacharytrebellas)

Submitted 06-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Created to provide greater access to public art, Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Trebellas' left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twenty-five custom armbands created by local, regional...

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Community updates: Thursday, May 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-13-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids receives $75K grant for local Indigenous art along Grand River The City of Grand Rapids has been awarded a $75,000 Our Town grant to bring permanent art and historical markers of original Indigenous people to the city’s...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 21

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-21-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes in-person learning For the first time since March 12, in-person classes are back in action for Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). On Tuesday, GRPS began its hybrid in-person learning model for students, which...

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Heartside Neighbors Take Aim at Self Care, Mental Health

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

"It gives a sense of hope, and feeling that there is a community here that has your back. Reminding us that we are one,” says Kim Van Driel, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.'s Director of Public Space Management. She's referring to a...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students Kent County's rate of new COVID-19 cases has declined since last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD)...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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