Part arts festival, part social experiment - decided solely on a public vote. Sept. 24 through Oct. 12, 2014. ...more
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By Howard Meyerson Autumn color is always a spectacle in Kent County. The countryside – with its hills and valleys – becomes a living canvas splashed with color. It’s a great time to get out on area r...more
Grand Rapids is one of America's leading entrepreneurial cities - and it's evident in the quantity and quality of our shopping choices. Local storeowners presenting one-of-a-kind finds. Brand-name retailers offering mass-market goods. And everything in between. It's a great place to shop for art, antiques, furniture, clothing and more.
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Purchase Grand Rapids, Michigan gifts online, ranging from apparel to books. Themes include ArtPrize, LaughFest, Beer City USA and general Grand Rapids. MORE >>
Crescent Floral has deep roots in the area, first opening in 1875 in Gaslight Village (East Grand Rapids) and continuing the tradition of flower power with Scott Vogel, who bought the shop. The shop specializes in one-of-a-kind bouquets and special event arrangements, but you can still find a last-minute bouquet to pick up on the go or work with designers to create something unique. Flowers are delivered fresh daily, and Scott is excited about sharing his cheery blooms with a new audience. MORE >>
A treasure trove of gifts for all ages and interests. Educational, fascinating and fun merchandise reflecting Public Museum collections. Books, games, toys, jewelry, museum reproductions and clothing. Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. MORE >>
The Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. Our indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, while dozens of farmers and artisans line our outdoor farmer's market shed. We offer several exceptional spaces throughout the site, including incubator kitchens for rent, rooftop greenhouses, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen for kids (you have to see it to believe it). The Market is set to be LEED-certifi MORE >>