Contact Us
Arts

Arts

chainsaw
rankomm, ThinkStock
[

Fantasy Forest Art Carve in Battle Creek This Weekend

Leila Arboretum is adding 14 new sculptures for the 2016 Fantasy Forest Art Carve, June 16-18 in Battle Creek. That will double the total number of sculptures.

Current works of art include Bigfoot, a tin man, a wizard and a troll. New carvings will include a genie in a bottle, Paul Bunyan and more.

The Fantasy Forest Art Carve is a free event.

Read More

Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
[

Over 2,000 Entries for ArtPrize Eight

Artist registration closed on Thursday for ArtPrize Eight. At the close of the nearly eight week registration period, 2,124 artists or artist teams have registered 2,008 entries and hope to compete for awards totaling $500,000 this fall in Grand Rapids.

Read More

ArtPrize
ArtPrize
[

ArtPrize Pitch Night Louisville Winner Bringing Bubble-Gum Pink Gazebos

ArtPrize has announced Wednesday's Pitch Night Louisville winning entry.

"Gaze-bo(ught)" by Leticia Bajuyo is the winner of a $5,000 cash grant as well as a high-profile spot at Lyon Square in Grand Rapids for ArtPrize Eight.

Read More

Parking Meter Urban
Carl Zoch, ThinkStock
[

List of Roads Closed and Parking Meters Unavailable During Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts is Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 in downtown Grand Rapids.

Thousands will enjoy music, food and the arts this weekend, but Festival also brings multiple road closings in Grand Rapids.

See when and where roads will be closed and parking will be restricted this weekend in Grand Rapids.

Read More

Little Artist
Jaimie Duplass, ThinkStock
[

Best Activities for Kids at Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

The 47th annual Festival of the Arts is this weekend in Grand Rapids! Festival begins at noon on Friday and runs until 6PM on Sunday.

There is a lot for kids at Festival, but little legs can get tired quickly. Not to mention stroller-pushing arms. It's best to plan ahead.

Take look at our guide for kids and enjoy Festival 2016!

Read More

Courtesy LINC UP Home
Courtesy LINC UP Home
[

Rock the Block Street Festival is fun for Whole Family

Saturday, June 11, is the day, and Grand Rapids’ Madison Square neighborhood is the site for the sixth annual Rock the Block (RTB) Street Festival hosted by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

The community-wide event will have activities for families and children, food stands from local restaurants, a street market, a resource fair and live entertainment from hip hop group, Dead Prez. The duo will perform on LINC’s RTB main stage from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Additional live entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. and run throughout the day including local singing groups, dance and step troupes and fitness exercises.

Read More

Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
[

St. Cecilia Music Center Drops Out of ArtPrize, Artist Registration Extended to June 9

Today, ArtPrize announced they are extending artist registration for ArtPrize Eight by one week after St. Cecilia Music Center pulled out of this year's competition.

The new artist registration deadline is June 9 at 5PM. Connections are extended through June 23 at 5PM.

Read More

ArtPrize
ArtPrize
[

Former Math Teacher Wins ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis With Math, Music and Paintings

Artist Emily Lynch Victory was one of five finalists at the fourth annual ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis event, held at the Walker Art Center. She won a $5,000 cash grant and a guaranteed spot on the seventh floor at 200 Ottawa in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Eight.

Read More

Kathy Kuhn
Kathy Kuhn
[

47th Annual Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend

It's hard to believe, but Festival is just days away...next weekend!

2016 will be the 47th Festival of the Arts, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the state.

Read More

GLAM! - Exhibition Opening
Hannelore Foerster, Getty Images
[

Traverse City Welcoming Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly Exhibits

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the opening of five new exhibitions that will be shown from June 12 – September 4, 2016.

Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly exhibits will be part of the anniversary celebration.

Read More

National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Gala
Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for National Dance
[

Summer Camp for Your Kids? Try a Summer Theatre Camp

If you’re searching for fun activities for your kids this summer, how about the Van Singel Fine Arts Center for the summer theatre camp scheduled for June 27-30 from 9am to 1pm.

Read More

Young couple with guitar on grass in park
Thinkstock/Andriy Petrenko
[

Arts in Ada is This Saturday

This Saturday in Ada, it's Art Day! ARTS IN ADA is an all-day celebration of the Arts!

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.