Community Legends Sculptures Tour

Two of Grand Rapids’ favorite things – art and history – come together in a project memorializing some of the most significant contributors to the city’s rich legacy. The Grand Rapids Community…

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Revisiting ArtPrize With Permanent Works of Art

ArtPrize is an international art competition entered by hundreds of artists from around the world each year. Launched in 2009, ArtPrize was recognized as the world’s most public art event just five…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids and locals know outdoor art is everywhere you look downtown. Whether it’s your first visit, or you live nearby, here are suggestions for “must-see”…

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Five Facts About Maya Lin, the Artist of Ecliptic

What do Grand Rapids and Washington D.C. have in common? They are both home to outdoor sculptural works by world-renowned artist Maya Lin. Lin was relatively unknown at the age of 21 when her design…

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Locally Owned & Operated LGBTQIA+ Businesses to Check Out

Grand Rapids is home to many locally owned and operated LGBTQIA+ businesses. The city is now a destination to live and work for people of all ages and identities as more inclusive businesses open…

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La Grande Vitesse at Calder Plaza

What’s bright red, weighs 42 tons and has been a popular Grand Rapids photo spot for five decades? It’s called La Grande Vitesse – a French phrase that translates to “the great swiftness” or “the…

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Things to do for Mother's Day in Grand Rapids

Treat Mom to a Grand Rapids getaway, and take advantage of the city’s many Mother’s Day events and fun activities! From Mother’s Day brunches and spa treatments to outdoor adventure, museums, flower…

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Bridges

The rivers that criss-cross Grand Rapids and West Michigan were integral to the region's explosive growth in the 19th century - especially after bridges were built to traverse the waters. Here are a…

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Historic Homes Worth a Visit

The lumber and furniture industries fueled great fortunes in Grand Rapids during the 19th and early 20th centuries - and many of our historic homes reflect the excess of those lavish times. Heritage…

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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. The whole candle-pouring experience takes about 30-45 minutes…

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