Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association Arts & Craft Fair

Submitted 08-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, September 10, Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association will celebrate another wonderful day of shopping and family fun at our 38th Annual GPNA Arts & Craft Fair.  Besides the wonderful hand crafted items for purchase, the...

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Walking tour of historic Oakhill Cemetery set for Saturday, September 10

Submitted 08-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Join the Grand Rapids Historical Society for a fascinating free walking tour of the northern half of historic Oakhill Cemetery starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10. This landmark cemetery is considered the grandest of the city's rural garden...

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Mangiamo's Beer-A-Palooza lights a summer night

Submitted 08-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Beer-a-Palooza brewed up a mix of cool amber liquids, bright notes of art and music, and spicy varieties of handheld foods on the evening of August 25. The $25.00 entry fee bought guests at Mangiamo's event eight generous pours of locally...

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Catalyst Radio: Garfield Park hosts the 38th Arts and Crafts Fair

Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   Kathy Woudstra, a Garfield Park resident with a remarkable story of how she became executive director of the Neighborhoods Association, shares about this...

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Trio of local performers benefits Westminster Presbyterian's Camp Henry

Submitted 08-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Relationships with the land and with others was the thematic thread running through the August 20 Camp Henry benefit concert featuring the music of a trio of local performers. Ralston Bowles, Karisa Wilson and Drew Nelson were the featured artists...

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Sunday Soup #14 kicked off the fall soup season

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NEWS

The arts mini-grant program Sunday Soup is back after a summer hiatus. If you've never been before, $5 cash or a homemade soup will get you in the door. Inside, you'll find a room of people passionate about supporting local projects and eating soup...

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The ArtPrize Experience

Submitted 08-18-2011 under OPINION

The Film and its Maker The 2011 Grand Rapids Film Festival has come and gone this past week. I was able to take in just one of the many films offered, "The ArtPrize Experience" by Sam Klee. This 45 minute film chronicled ArtPrize...

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UICA Sells Over 700 Pieces of ArtWork for $25-50

Submitted 08-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of UICA’s new building opening in July 2011 (7/11), UICA is selling over 700 pieces of artwork for $25 or $50. This salon-style exhibition and fundraiser features works of art from regional, national and international artists of...

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Family-friendly fun at the Celadon Summer Concert Series

Submitted 08-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When The Northern Skies front man and multi-instrumentalist Eric Engblade first heard of the Celadon Summer Concert Series, he recounted, “I had no idea how to pronounce it, let alone what it was.” Spearheaded by the two-man team at...

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Cascade Community Foundation presents 10th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute

Submitted 08-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Board of the Cascade Community Foundation is proud to bring our community together to remember 9/11 with a tribute concert at 4 pm at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center on September 11, 2011. “The events surrounding the attacks on Americans...

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