Cool City. Hot Art – The Grand Rapids Art Scene

Find out what makes Grand Rapids a mecca for art, from outdoor sculptures, live music & museums to large scale art events such as ArtPrize. Read our blogs below for the latest news or check out http://www.experiencegr.com/about-grand-rapids/hot-art/ for more detailed information.

Seriously Funny Stuff: LaughFest Q&A with Wendy Wigger

by Kirsetin Morello February 26, 2015

Mark your calendar for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids’ fifth annual LaughFest, which takes place from March 5 – 15, 2015. While LaughFest conjures images of funny men and women doing stand-up and improv comedy, the festival also includes film, authors, stage and musical acts, workshops, community showcases, family friendly events, and much, much more. […]

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GRAND Rapids: Looking Forward to 2015!

by Lyndsay Israel January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!  Although I can’t believe 2014 has come and gone, there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2015.  Particularly in Grand Rapids!  While you can always check out the calendar of events here, make sure you mark these ten in your brand new planner now.  Here are the Grand events you […]

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Winter Fun in Grand Rapids: What To Do When The Weather Is Cold!

by Meagan Francis December 24, 2014

Winter is officially here, but that doesn’t mean fun is on hold. There’s so much to do in Grand Rapids all winter long, you may find that it’s your favorite time of year! Here are some suggestions: Take In A Show.  From dance and theatre to live music and comedy, Grand Rapids offers a wide variety of […]

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Antiquing in Grand Rapids: So Many Choices!

by Kirsetin Morello November 27, 2014

Whether you love the thrill of the hunt or find beauty in treasures passed down through generations, the Grand Rapids area is chock-full of antique stores and markets you can search to find that perfect something. “Three weeks ago I went looking for old scrabble pieces, so I could make place cards for the table,” […]

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Grand Rapids Ballet and Chris Van Allsburg Put New Spin on The Nutcracker

by Amy Busse November 13, 2014

The Grand Rapids Ballet production of The Nutcracker is a tradition for many in and around West Michigan during the holiday season. This year, the classic gets a fresh take with none other than famed children’s book author and East Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg (author of The Polar Express, among many others) involved in the […]

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Host a Memorable Reunion in Grand Rapids–and We’ll Help

by Kirsetin Morello October 21, 2014

Good things happen when you gather with far-flung friends, service members, co-workers, or family members for a reunion. It’s the perfect time to reconnect and revisit the past, of course. But it’s also an opportunity to create new memories and build bonds for the future. And Grand Rapids is the perfect place to host your […]

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5 Tips for Families Headed to ArtPrize 2014

by Melody VanderWeide September 30, 2014

Heading to ArtPrize with the family? I’ve been taking my kids to ArtPrize since it started six years ago- and over the years I have come up with a few tips that will help any family headed to Grand Rapids to check out the event:

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What’s New at ArtPrize 2014

by Amy Busse September 16, 2014

The countdown to ArtPrize has officially begun and September 24 will be here before you know it. We’ve assembled a quick primer to help you navigate some of the exciting changes to this year’s competition. ArtPrize 2014 will have four judging categories for both the public and the juried voters-2D, 3D, time-based and installation. Here […]

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The Grand Rapids Silver Line Is Here…and Ready for ArtPrize

by Kirsetin Morello September 11, 2014

As of August 25, 2014, Grand Rapids has joined the ranks of cities offering bus rapid transit (BRT) service. The Silver Line, as it’s called here, whisks riders along an almost 10 mile stretch of Division Avenue that begins in the south at 60th & S. Division, runs all the way to Michigan Street and […]

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A Peek At This Fall’s Thriving Theatre Scene in Grand Rapids

by Kirsetin Morello September 4, 2014

We recently wrote about the exciting, jam-packed music scene taking place in Grand Rapids this fall. From Beethoven’s Fifth to The Eagles, there’s something here for everyone. But music isn’t the only thing happening downtown this fall. This fall Grand Rapids offers a thriving theatre scene with a wide array of shows, including Grammy award winner, ONCE, and the world premier […]

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