There is a new man behind the curtain at the Festival of the Arts. Announced as its first-ever interim executive director for the Festival of the Arts, David Abbott plans to sustain the legacy of this festival into its 50th year and beyond.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) is switching things up this year with the first annual Off the Wall fundraiser. For 20 years, the UICA hosted Live Coverage—an event that invited artists to create in a live setting while spectators mused, hoping to win auctioned art.
From lost shoes to old family photos to Madonna memorabilia, the Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) community is made up of many individuals with unique collections, now on display as part of the new “Focus on KCAD | Collections” exhibition.
“As much as it’s important to give, I remembered it’s also important to know how to receive.”
This was Reb Roberts’ response after receiving the 2018 Guy Bazzani Local Legacy Award.
The unveiling of the Festival of the Arts poster and the designer behind it is an annual Grand Rapids tradition, and this year’s artist selection is a well-known figure in the community.