Local Students Battle for Design Supremacy E-mail
College students from across Michigan will have the chance to battle against each other for $1500 in prize money and scholarships at the Creative Smackdown October 26. Held at GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium downtown, the event returns for a fifth year to join advertising, design, marketing and visual communications students with area professionals for an energetic evening of critiquing and networking.

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Local Art Auction Will Benefit Circle Theatre E-mail
Artistic worlds collide November 3rd when locally created fine art goes up for auction to benefit one of Grand Rapids’ oldest theatre companies. “A Season Captured: An Evening of Art & Music for Theatre Lovers” taking place Friday at the ByrneBoehm Gallery in East Hills will feature the work of West Michigan Artist Connie Kuhnle. Proceeds raised will support programs of Circle Theatre.

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Sample Food, Wine & All That Jazz E-mail
One of Grand Rapids’ premier annual wine tasting events takes place October 20 at The Public Museum on Pearl Street. Presented by WGVU, Food, Wine & All That Jazz will feature more than 35 tables with over 300 wine and beer selections from Michigan, Calfornia and Oregon. D&W Foods will also be on hand presenting 25 tables of select gourmet meats, cheeses, seafood and pasta.

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Radio Station Fundraiser Brings Local Artists into Listeners’ Homes E-mail
Independent radio station 88.1 WYCE is kicking off their Fall fundraiser by giving listeners the chance to have local bands perform in their own living rooms. Beginning October 18, the Music Makers House Concert Auction will allow music fans to bid on a different band each day through wyce.org or by phone.

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An Icon of Grand Rapids Design E-mail
Fifty years ago, Herman Miller designers Ray and Charles Eames produced a lounge chair that both quickly became a symbol of 20th century design and reinforced Grand Rapids history as an incubator of innovative design. The chair, and the story behind its creation, is the focal point of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s new exhibition, The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design.

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Explore the Human Experience E-mail
The newest exhibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park investigates the dignity and tragedy of the human experience through the eyes of Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. The Drawings showcases 50 works created through a variety of materials including pen, ink and graphite that focus on natural subjects such as trees and flowers, as well as heads and torsos.

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Van Andel Arena Celebrates its 10th Anniversary E-mail
It’s been a decade since Van Andel Arena opened its doors to national entertainers and local professional sports, while sparking the subsequent downtown revitalization. To celebrate, the venue is hosting two special events this weekend: an open house and a star-studded ice skating performance.

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2006 Fall & Halloween Guide E-mail
This year's guide features numerous Fall activities and locations including haunted houses, cornmazes, hayrides, cider mills and family events. Plus, check out trick-or-treat times, party listings and live entertainment. The guide will be constantly updated through October 31.

Fall, Halloween & Haunted House Guide

 
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