Art Opening MIX•It•UP [Exhibition Opening]

Friday, October 25th, come join LaFontsee Galleries as we celebrate the opening of our group fall/winter show MIX•IT•UP Mingle with our artists, enjoy refreshments, and view art from a number of our 70+ artists. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. Exhibition running through November 22nd and is open for viewing during all open hours. For more information […]

Calvin Theatre Company Presents: Spinning into Butter

Belmont College is a small, seemingly idyllic New England school with progressive ideas. However, the campus community is rocked by random acts of racism that cause administrators, faculty, and students to consider their own prejudices and attitudes about race, politically correct language, identity, and community. The process for these characters is painful and surprising. Rebecca Gilman’s powerful play refuses to […]

Pumpkin Painting Party – Grand Rapids

Join us October 11th for the city’s largest pumpkin painting party in downtown Grand Rapids! Paint and decorate pumpkins using a wide variety of specialty paints, stencils and other fun materials. Choose a special pumpkin from our “pumpkin patch” and make it your own using one of the instructed techniques as inspiration. All ages and skill levels welcome. It’s the […]

CARE Ballet | The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

CARE Ballet presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” an original ballet based on the popular children’s novel by C.S. Lewis. The magical tale takes four children through an old wardrobe and into a fantasy world where they meet a brave lion, a wicked witch, talking animals and mythical beings. The show is approximately one hour long and is […]

Enjoy a Fantastic Meal and Support a Great Cause at the Eat Like an Artist Event

Photo courtesy of Eat Like an Artist Facebook Page Eat a terrific meal and support a great cause by attending the West Side ArtEats: Eat Like an Artist Dinner at First Street (between Seward and Lexington) on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7-11 PM. More than a meal, this is an experience that will expose you to the culinary delights of […]

New Co-Chairs Appointed for the 2019 Festival of the Arts

Photo courtesy of America’s Story As the Festival of the Arts looks forward to its 50th anniversary in June of 2019, the organization is excited to announce its honorary co-chairs for the event. Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet, and James Sofranko, Artistic Director for the Grand Rapids Ballet have been elected for this honorary position. […]

Napportunity Provides a Chance for You To Relax While Supporting a Worthy Cause

Photo courtesy of Comfort Research Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, refreshing nap? Well, now you can nap to support a good cause by participating in Napportunity, taking place at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday, Sept. 27. The event is a collaboration between the West Michigan company, Comfort Research, and the non-profit, Artists Creating Together (ACT). Find out more about what’s […]

Terrarium Planting Party – Grand Rapids

Enjoy a cocktail and create your own custom terrarium September 13th at Garage Bar in Grand Rapids! Choose from a wide variety of succulents, mosses, stones, and other natural accessories. In addition to planting, guests will also be painting their own fairy houses to add a final touch to their masterpieces. $45 includes step by step instruction, your choice of […]

GRPS Presents The Citywide Art Show Happening this May

It seems there is never enough funding available to support children and the arts. That is why it’s so wonderful when there are events created to celebrate children and their creativity. The month of May 2018 will bring the Citywide Art Show to the Western Michigan Conference Center. The event will run from May 4-30 and display artwork made by […]