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Growing community through art: Heartside Gal...

Mar 07, 2017
Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor arti ...
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First Fridays ‘Feels like a hidden sec...

Nov 01, 2016
KelliJo Peltier has a secret she’s ready to share with Grand Rapids. KelliJo has been attending since First Fridays began. “I really like to meet the artists. I love talking to the artists, to hear ab ...
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Rockin’ Rooftops for Dwelling Place

Sep 15, 2016
Get hip to the groove with the Oxymorons and Mid-Life Crisis Band! Enjoy 60s and 70s-inspired food, candy, drinks, ...
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Local artists seek to break down barriers th...

Mar 29, 2016
Have Company, the UICA, and Kate Lewis are working to champion art as an outlet to build involvement and spark conversations. As we see the continued growth of local artists coming together to support ...
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Preventing displacement in Heartside

Jan 11, 2016
On December 29, an article entitled “Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification” appeared in The Rapidian that requires a response. The article suggests that dev ...
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Avenue for the Arts to celebrate emerging lo...

Nov 03, 2015
For over a decade, The Avenue for the Arts has played a critical role in providing artists with various opportunities to showcase. Events tailored to provide artists with the opportunity to display th ...
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Curator Spotlight: Spiral Gallery Challenges...

Jun 03, 2015
Spiral Gallery, located at 44 South Division, on the Avenue for the Arts, has been receiving a tremendous turnout lately for the numerous diverse shows it has been hosting. Steven Vinson, the Founder ...
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Our place, your voices: Citizen journalist J...

May 18, 2015
As one of the first approved content providers for The Rapidian, and dedicated CMC enthusiast, Jenn Schaub spends her days building community in Heartside and connecting artists to show opportunities. ...
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