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The Division Street Business District is holding its annual Urban Light Event along South Division Avenue December 11th from 6 until 11pm!  More commonly known as the Avenue of the Arts district, local business owners and artists will be throwing their doors open and selling unique, self designed and made personal gifts for that hard to buy-for person on your list.  Come join the fun while exploring Grand Rapids locally own and operated businesses such as, Capsule, Sanctuary Folk Art, Heartside Gallery, The DAAC, All City Kicks, Scavenger Hunt and Vertigo Music! These business owners are extending their business hours so you can have a relaxed shopping experience.


Grand Rapids Avenue for the Arts live/work space artists will also be inviting shoppers to find that unique and perfect holiday gift. The artists in these spaces will be featuring  amazing handmade gifts including paintings, prints, photos, handmade jewelry,  pursues, home decor items and all unique and perfect for the person who already has it all!

  • Enjoy live entertainment!
  • A holiday atmosphere great for all ages and people.
  • Open Gallery/ Studio Hop!
  • Businesses will hold sales, have extended business hours and feature promotions! 
  • Discover the adventure of shopping for creative personal gifts including exclusive artwork, café items, and niche merchandise.
  • Customized artistic luminaries and window displays will be lighting up the street throughout the evening and light the store front windows of businesses.


Come out to find those special gifts for the people in your life and see all that the Avenue of the Arts has to offer. Conveniently located only a few blocks from the Van Andel Arena and ample on street parking is available.  The Urban Light Event takes place Friday December 11th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm, between Wealthy  and Fulton Street, so come out and see what all the excitement is about.


For more information regarding this event or any of the businesses in the Avenue for the Arts, please contact Jenn Schaub at 616.855.0435, or by email at [email protected].


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