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LaFontsee Galleries

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833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
616-451-9820 http://www.lafontsee.us/

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November 2018

The Chair Fair at LaFontsee Galleries

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Arts in Motion Studio (expressive arts for people with disabilities) announces 11 / 10 / 18 as date of wildly popular fundraising event! GRAND RAPIDS, MI (July 12, 2018) �" Arts in Motion Studio, the non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community and the lives of individuals with disabilities through expressive arts, will hold their largest annual community engagement and…

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February 2019

Hold Dear: Exhibition Opening

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Join us for the opening reception of our group show “Hold Dear" • Occurring the day after Valentine’s Day, this collection of art is sentimental. It reflects being cherished, holding dear, and having appreciation for what we love. • People tend to use cigar boxes as a place to store keepsakes or objects they hold dear to their heart, for…

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Gayelynn McKinney and David McMurray (Underground Concerts)

Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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The renowned jazz musician and multi-genre drummer Gayelynn McKinney of Detroit brings her family’s legacy of music education to Grand Rapids behind the release of her new album “McKin-Folk” (Detroit Music Factory). Aretha Franklin’s drummer since 2016, and leader of the Grammy nominated all female jazz group Straight Ahead, McKinney is the daughter of renowned jazz educator and pianist Harold…

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March 2019

Geof Bradfield (Underground Concerts)

Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Sunday, March 31st at 3 p.m. Chicago saxophonist and bass clarinetist Geof Bradfield returns to The Underground Series with his “Yes and…music for nine improvisers” featuring a roll call of top Chicago and New York jazz musicians in a new multi-movement work which Howard Reich described in the Chicago Tribune as “…music finds continuity in the tonal glow of the…

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April 2019

Revive: Group Exhibition & Solo Show

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Shake off those winter blues with LaFontsee Galleries Friday, April 26th 5-8pm at the opening of the group show “Revive” and a solo show from Myles Bennett. A show focused on renewal & new perspectives, celebrate the rebirth of Spring with art and good company. In addition to the group show, there will be a separate art installation in the…

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Alex Harding Organ Trio (Underground Concerts)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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The Underground Series from Adventure Music and LaFontsee Galleries concludes Sunday, April 28that 3 p.m. The Alex Harding Organ Trio with special guest J.D. Allen brings the burley baritone saxophone of Harding together with the exploratory authority of now New York tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, accompanied by Jim Alfredson on organ and Djallo Djakate on drums.Tickets are $20 in advance,…

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May 2019

Pop Up Shop + Poster Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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May 25 12-4, join a diverse and talented group of local makers from LaFontsee Boutique for an indoor and outdoor market! Makers will bring an expanded selection of their work not normally found in the boutique inventory. LaFontsee Galleries will also have a poster sale with up to 75% off all poster prints, framed and unframed! Bring your friends and…

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June 2019

Open Ended: a continuation…” Opening

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Celebrate the start of summer at LaFontsee Galleries in Grand Rapids on Friday, June 7th 5-8pm with the group show, “Open Ended: a continuation…” After 7 summers in Douglas, MI, LaFontsee has brought their summer season back to where it all started here in Grand Rapids. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. WHEN: Fri June 7th 5-8pm,…

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July 2019

Live Artist Demos

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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July 20th 12-4, join LaFontsee Galleries for live artist demos from 6 professional artists. Walk through the galleries and visit each station to see showcases in metalworking, painting, porcelain and sculpture, encaustics (wax) painting, and mixed media materials. Participating Artists include: -Marissa Voytenko- (encaustics) -David Huang- (metalworking) -Cara O'Brien- (porcelain sculpture) -Saul Gray Hildenbrand- (mixed media + found objects) -Elaine…

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August 2019

Eye Opener: alternate views of summer

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Art lovers, join LaFontsee Galleries in Grand Rapids on Friday, August 9th 5-8pm for our second summer group show, "Eye Opener: alternate views of summer" Join us for a golden summer evening of art, refreshments, and art talk. After 7 summers in Douglas, MI, LaFontsee has brought their summer season back to where it all started here in Grand Rapids.…

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September 2019

Live Artist Demos

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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September 14th, 12-4, join LaFontsee Galleries for live artist demos from some of our professional artists. Walk through the gallery and visit each station to see showcases in painting, textile (quilting) work, and mixed media materials. Participating Artists include: -Kathy Mohl (painting ) https://www.lafontsee.us/kathy-mohl -Linda LaFontsee (mixed media) https://www.lafontsee.us/linda-lafontsee -Elizabeth Brandt (textiles) https://www.lafontsee.us/elizabeth-brandt -Eric Wieringa (painting) https://www.lafontsee.us/eric-wieringa Artists will demonstrate…

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October 2019

Jazz Guitarist: Joshua Breakstone (Underground Concerts)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Guitarist Joshua Breakstone opens the sixth season of The Underground Music Series presented by Adventure Music at LaFontsee Galleries Sunday, October 27th at 3 p.m. Celebrate Art Blakey’s Centennial in style with New York guitarist Joshua Breakstone, along with some Detroit's finest jazz rhythm section: bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Sean Dobbins in a program of compositions associated with Art…

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November 2019

Book Signing

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Saturday, November 23rd, 1-4pm join us for a book signing and reading from poet Kristin Brace. Brace will be reading from her second poetry chapbook. Both her and Mandy Cano Villalobos, whose work graces the cover, will be here to sign the book and Kristin will do a reading.

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December 2019

Holiday Pop Up Market & Artist Demos

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Shop for unique and diverse gifts from local makers and artisans, and enjoy free artist demonstrations from the professional artists of LaFontsee Galleries. Makers featured at LaFontsee Boutique will bring an expanded selection of their work not normally found in the boutique inventory. LaFontsee Galleries will also have a poster sale on posters & prints, framed and unframed! ***free admission***…

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