Juana Williams, UICA exhibitions curator

The UICA Welcomes Juana Williams as Curator

Detroit native and art scholar Juana Williams was recently announced as the new curator of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA). Having a background that includes working for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Williams has a passion for community engagement and elevating the voices and experiences of underrepresented cultures.
Petra Kuppers Salamander, by The Olimpias. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Meijer Gardens Partners with DisArt for ArtPrize 10 Exhibition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and the Shiga Prefecture in Japan, DisArt and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMG) have teamed up to create the ArtPrize 10 exhibition, Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture.
Maeve Willbourn, Dave Eggers, & Aliya Hall.

Two Grand Rapids High School Students Attend International Youth Conference

Aliya Hall, 16, and Maeve Willbourn, 17, were among 100 students selected from around the world to go to the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco.
HopCat at Knapp's Corner

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

If you love HopCat's Crack Fries (and let's be honest, who doesn't) this is your weekend. The local brewery's newest location is opening at Knapp's Corner with a big celebration. Feeling altruistic this weekend, join Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Saturday for the annual Grand River Clean Up.
Founders Film Series at Celebration! Cinema

Celebration Cinema and Founders Pair Classic Movies with Beer

In 2015, Celebration! Cinema and Founders Brewing Company teamed up for a unique movie and beer pairing event. Since then, the Founders Film Series has expanded to six Celebration! Cinema locations across the state.
Grand Rapids Drive.

Grand Rapids Drive Announces 2018-2019 Schedule

The Grand Rapids Drive is preparing to take to the court this fall with the team’s first game scheduled for Nov. 2.
ArtPrize draws hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Grand Rapids each year.

5 Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in September

We’ve found five artsy things for you to do this September. From seeing a play, listening to music or to going to ArtPrize, you’ll have lots to choose from.

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

The Labor Day holiday means an extra day to relax and unwind this weekend. Take advantage and enjoy all these fun activities taking place around the city.
"Intersections" at GRAM

ArtPrize Winner Aims to Bridge Culture Gap

Four years after Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the juried and public grand prize awards — a first in ArtPrize history — her prized work, “Intersections,” has made its way back to the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Polish Heritage Society

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

Did you survive back to school week? Treat yourself to a fun weekend with one of the many events taking place in Grand Rapids. The Polish Heritage Society is hosting its annual festival while Blandford Nature Center kicks off its outdoor concert series.
These 1959 Barbies are part of the Grand Rapids Public Museum Toys! exhibit.

Nostalgia & T-Rex at the Center of Public Museum’s Fall Exhibits

Kids won’t be the only ones eager to check out the exhibits coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum this fall. The museum announced two fall exhibits, Toys! and Expedition: Dinosaur.
Previous event hosted by The Diatribe.

Young Poets Show off Skills at Pop-Up Poetry Showcase

Some of the best young poets in Kent County will be performing at the Summer Poetry Pop-Up Show on Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Outside Coffee Company, at 734 Wealthy St. SE.
Appleseed Collective

Bands at Blandford Concert Series Kicks Off

Don’t stash away your beach blankets and fold up chairs just yet. The Bands at Blandford concert series returns to Blandford Nature Center this Friday with a performance by Deep Greens & Blues.
Olive's Olive Burger

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

Food and drinks galore this August weekend! We’ve got a couple of adults only events but also family-friendly events on this list, so you have plenty to choose from!
She Rides Her Own Way

Beyond Her Grave Bicycle Tour Provides Unique Look at Grand Rapids’ “Herstory”

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind bike tour with She Rides Her Own Way and the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council.

A Talented Cast Helps Keep the Story Interesting in “Assassins”

Heritage Theatre Group doesn't usually offer musicals as part of their season roster of classic plays, but that didn't hinder director Krista Pennington's ability to successfully fill the roles of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Assassins," with book by John Weidman.
Photo courtesy of Restaurant Week GR.

GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

Grand Rapids has an eclectic weekend ahead. Enjoy an Alice in Wonderland themed lawn party, take in some Shakespearean fun, listen to two terrific Grand  Rapids-based bands and eat, eat, eat with Restaurant Week.
101 Ways to Enjoy the Mosaic by Skot Welch.

101 Ways to Create a Diverse Community in Your Own Backyard

Travel has always been one of the best ways to open your horizons and learn about other cultures and traditions, but with busy schedules and financial boundaries, that’s not always possible.
Photo courtesy of Tommy's Grand Rapids

Professional Wakesurfers Make Waves at Millennium Park

Over the weekend professional wakesurfers from all over the world will descend on Millennium Park for Tommy’s 2018 US Wakesurf Open.
Grand Gamers Guild produces board games for hours of fun.

Make Every Night Game Night with These Unique Board Games

Make connections, support local businesses, and have fun all at the same time. Grand Gamers Guild and Green Couch Games are two unique game publishing companies based in Grand Rapids that will help you make every night game night.

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