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Calder Plaza Reimagined – Three Proposals Presented To Residents [Video]

Calder Plaza is one of Grand Rapids' most recognizable landmarks and many residents believe it is need of an update.  A few weeks ago a meeting was held with landscape architect Mike Albert of Design Workshop presenting a variety of options and choices for a Calder Plaza redesign...

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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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West Michigan’s OK Conference Bans ‘USA’ Chant From Sporting Events

Gone are the days of hearing the chant 'U-S-A, U-S-A' in West Michigan. At least at high school sporting events.

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Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum — 35 Years Ago!

Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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Kmart Store Closings
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Two West Michigan Kmart Stores Closing

Word came out in April that Kmart would be closing nearly 70 stores across the country. We wondered if any Kmart stores in West Michigan would be affected. Now we have an answer.

Kmart has confirmed that the stores on Plainfield Avenue in Grand Rapids, and on 68th Street and Clyde Park in Byron Center will close soon, Fox 17 reports. 

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ArtPrize Eight is Almost Here

Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

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Little Boy Watching Motorcycle Race Is What Pure, Unadulterated Joy Looks Like

This youngster is happier than the happiest person has ever been.

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Adopt Canterbury From Crash’s Landing

Hot chocolate and warm apple cider are slowly creeping their way into our diets. Temperatures are cooling outside and it's more important than ever to find homes for cats without one. That's exactly what Crash's Landing is doing, but they can't do it alone.

Help Crash's Landing and adopt Canterbury!

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Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Still In West Michigan

Over Labor Day weekend, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were spotted downtown Grand Rapids.  It appears they are still in West Michigan, enjoying some lake time...

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Artist Who Had Mardi Gras Beads Stolen Brings ‘Macarena’ to ArtPrize

Jeffrey Augustine Songco's installation "Revelry" brought 2,700 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids at ArtPrize 2015. Those beads were (mistakenly?) taken on opening weekend.

Songco is back for ArtPrize Eight with the "Macarena" at UICA.

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Unexpected Sight on Top of Grand Rapids Parking Garage

I was caught off guard by this sight when parking today.

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Why SiTE:LAB Isn’t Participating in ArtPrize Preview Week

ArtPrize Preview Week has begun! Over 30 venues are participating including major venues such as the GRAM, Calvin College - (106) Gallery, The B.O.B. and UICA.

One popular and award-winning venue that won't be opening early at ArtPrize Eight is SiTE:LAB.

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