On the first Friday of every month, South Division Ave becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials. This monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out new events and features at shops, galleries and eateries in the rapidly evolving South Division Corridor. First Friday events include drink specials, exhibition receptions, holiday sales, and student artwork on view. This event attracts downtown residents, as well as friends and supporters from surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs into downtown Grand Rapids; creating and strengthening community and commerce.
Open Studio Night is a gathering sponsored by the Calvin College Art Department. This event is open to any artist, creator, or maker. We meet the first Wednesday of the month to discuss, explore, and participate in art-making together. Bring yourself and bring a current project, handcraft, or artwork. snacks and conversation provided!
Facilitated by Paula Manni, Questions? Contact Paula directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month the Avenue for the Arts Advisory Committee oversees new and upcoming events and evaluates opportunities for community engagement in an open meeting.
If you would like to be added to the email list for Advisory Committee meetings please email Jenn at Jschaub@dwellingplacegr.or g. Meetings are open for anyone to attend.
The Advisory Committee is here to provide a forum for this community, to share and discuss innovation and events past and present.
What on Earth is a Rube Goldberg Machine?! We will be using random objects to create machine. Join us as we use this fun interactive activity to explore creative collaboration, critical thinking, and team building. Feel free to bring any supplies that you think might be useful! The fee for this event is $10, make sure to RSVP so we can save you a seat.
Join us for Art.Downtown. 2017
Come join us April 19th, 2017- We are celebrating a successful wrap-up to Art.Downtown. Show up for a casual event to connect and network with other local artists and makers. Feel free to bring your business cards and be ready to enjoy an evening of getting to know your creative community. We can’t wait to see you there!
Small group events that are different each month.