In honor of ArtPrize 10, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) moved its exhibition beyond the galleries and into the community with “UICA Outside.” The exhibition features public projects in three different neighborhoods: West Side, Creston and Baxter. Kimberly LaVon, a printmaker and graphic designer, was chosen as the artist to create a large-scale work in the Baxter neighborhood.
ArtPrize 10 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be a year to remember, with outdoor video projections, an interactive performance installation and an invitation to add your voice to the conversation.
There has been some grumbling and grousing since the city made the switch from one parking app to another, but the City of Grand Rapids wants you to know it’s heard those complaints.
If you’re a frequent flyer you’ll be happy to hear about Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s new app.
Growing up, Grand Rapids artist Alan Compo was surrounded by art all the time. He attended Grand Rapids Community College and took art classes, but most of his learning about art came from Native American artists.
Admit it: you have one. You’ve probably admired someone else’s at least once. It’s that art or hobby you’ve said for years you’re going to start one day. Maybe you’ve dreamed you could learn to paint with watercolors, learn martial arts, sail or weave. Perhaps you want to learn woodworking, ballroom dancing or sewing.
For ArtPrize this year, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is presenting “UICA Outside”—an exhibition that moves beyond the gallery and out into the Grand Rapids community.
ArtPrize isn’t the only event taking place this weekend, but it certainly could keep you busy for the next four days with all of the official and unofficial events dubbed with the ArtPrize moniker.
The new activewear shop TO & FRO helps you look good during yoga, at the gym or while running (your life).
As ArtPrize kicks off its 10th year in downtown Grand Rapids this afternoon, Kevin Buist is among those who have been behind the scenes since the very beginning.