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Story Matters: Nicole Granger returns to Grand Rapids, finds resources in Avenue for the Arts

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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"Beholder" images explore man's disconnection from nature, ritual

by (kevinbuist)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under OPINION

On December 6 Chris Cox, photographer and founder of Gaspard Gallery, will release a book of photographs titled Beholder. The large, soft cover volume features two poems by Jacob Bullard, and is designed by Ben Biondo. Biondo’s design is...

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Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

Dwelling Place, in conjunction with Pine Rest, has opened the Herkimer building doors to allow the first wave of residents to settle into their new apartments at 323 South Division Avenue. Fifty-five new units have been filled at the beginning of...

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Story Matters: Kaiyeluh Schut describes what she loves about local South Division shop Parliament The Boutique

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Story Matters: Megan Roach explains "yarn bombing" on South Division

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Jeff Kraus reveals new work at Gaspard, discusses process

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 03-27-2013 under OPINION

If you like to go out for coffee in Grand Rapids then it stands to reason that you may have already actively or inactively viewed some of Jeff Kraus’s artwork. Kraus is an artist very much on the scene, with recent shows at The Sparrows and...

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Re-envisioning the Avenue: new membership requirements signify more cohesive era.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

For many years now South Division's Avenue for the Arts has been powered by small grants and a whole lot of volunteer time. Organizers behind the Avenue and its numerous events- including upcoming Art.Downtown. and Market- are hoping that the...

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Vertigo Music hosts "Map of Tasmania" art show

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under OPINION

Avenue for the Arts’ current venture, Free Radical, has taken over a series of storefronts on South Division and turned them into art galleries, as is the case with “Map of Tasmania” at Vertigo Music. The event occurs annually as a...

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First ever Sass Fest celebrates doing it together

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 11-28-2011 under OPINION

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sass Fest. It was promoted as "an event celebrating doing it together: music, workshops, movies, zines, handmade goods," a veritable bucket load of stuff proposed and organized predominantly by...

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Summer Art Market Vendor Registration Now Open

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The eighth annual Market presented by Avenue for the Arts begins Saturday, June 11th, 2011. Vendor registration is now open to anyone who has handmade artwork and/or crafts for sale. The Market, located on South Division between Weston and...

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