The Rapidian


DAAC members discuss art collective's future, importance to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through fundraisers and partnerships with like-minded organizations the Division Avenue Arts Collective is encouraging interest in the local art scene while contemplating future steps.


"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton" now showing at UICA

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

A film review of "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton,"


Film festival submissions coordinator encourages community, diversity

Submitted 03-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Robby Morgan wants a diverse and collaborating film community that doesn't have negative elements of elitism.


New media project aims to elevate neighborhood voices

Submitted 03-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Four media workshops will introduce a new project to help the people of Grand Rapids by providing access to modern media at the neighborhood level.


Transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox to speak at Grand Valley State University.

Submitted 03-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Laverne Cox, most known for her role in Netflix original "Orange is the New Black," will visit The Eberhard Center to speak about issues facing the transgender community.


Catalyst Radio: CMC project is Elevating Voices in neighborhoods through access to modern media

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NEWS

A 3-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant is funding a Community Media Center project to bring media tools and training to Grand Rapids neighborhoods.


Sparkle and shine: AIGA West Michigan celebrates its first annual Fellow Awards

Submitted 02-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

AIGA West Michigan will host its first annual Fellow Awards on March 1, honoring two of its brightest stars, Steve Frykholm and Yang Kim.


More than metal: Gazelle Girl celebrates VIP Charm Tour winner

Submitted 02-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Gazelle Girl VIP Charm Tour winner Cassidy Munger took a behind the scenes look at Terryberry's manufacturing facility to watch the 2014 charm take shape.


Over 100 artists hope to win Album of the Year at 2014 WYCE Jammies

Submitted 02-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE's 15th Annual Jammie Awards is this Friday night, with over 100 hopefuls desiring the cherished "Album of the Year" prize including The Wallace Collective, The Bangups and Root Doctor.


Public Museum prepares to inspire with "Dream It, Build It" LEGO exhibit

Submitted 02-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On March 1, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will premiere their "Dream It, Build It" LEGO exhibit that features the architectural creations of LEGO Certified Professional, Adam Reed Tucker.