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After Dark Grand Rapids

Saturday, August 15 - Tuesday, September 15

| Free

Local Artists Create Conversations Around the Arts and
Economic Development in Grand Rapids
Lions and Rabbits is leading a citywide arts initiative, After Dark, to create equitable
placemaking and leadership opportunities for artists in five different districts of Grand
Rapids beginning August 20th. This is a four-month-long interactive digital game funding
over 35 new murals that will be installed by zip-code-specific artists through the end of
“After Dark will offer Grand Rapidians the opportunity to responsibly take in the creation
of public art on local businesses within their own neighborhoods. This innovative project
will encourage resiliency and reactivation in our neighborhoods and an opportunity for
community unity and identity.” -Evette Pittman, Special Events, City of Grand Rapids
The digital “Life After Dark” game will be launching on September 12th along with a
limited-edition, physical board game featuring illustrations of influential Grand Rapidian
leaders and historical landmarks.
The community can participate in both “Life After Dark” games to win free raffle prizes
while supporting over 50 local participating businesses. Experience immersive fun
created by local artists- for you.
“After Dark is the definition of Grand Rapids, a collaborative and innovation series of
events across our diverse neighborhoods. The event had a successful inaugural year and
I am grateful that After Dark will continue in 2020. After Dark has been a key partner with
the City of Grand Rapids in regards to innovation and imagination to ensure a safe, fun
and meaningful recovery.” -2nd Ward Commissioner, Milinda Ysasi
Learn more about After Dark and how you can play at www.AfterDarkGR.com soon! Follow
the Facebook and Instagram pages (@AfterDarkGR) to stay up to date and to get
involved. After Dark is an official event of The Bridge GR series of events.