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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!

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Artist Jennifer Cronin Explains ArtPrize Painting [Video]

Jennifer Cronin's "Lucky to Have Each Other" is at DeVos Place for ArtPrize Seven.

Visitors are reacting strongly to the painting. Some with laughter. Some with disgust.

Cronin talks about the painting, the reactions and more. 

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ArtPrize Artist Explains What’s Up With All Those Feet [Video]

Colleen Garibaldi's "2014, 4, Object/Body Language Series" stops many who see it right in their tracks.

What's going on with all those feet?

Garibaldi explains.

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Top 5 Kids Activities at 2015 Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids

2015 marks the 46th annual Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids. The celebration runs June 5 - 7.

View the top options for kids at Festival 2015, then bring the entire family downtown for great food, music and hands-on art activities!

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UICA “Live Coverage” Fundraiser is May 16 With Some Nifty Upgrades

 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a list of participating artists, live entertainment, and bidding upgrades for the 2015 event presented by Wolverine World Wide. UICA’s centerpiece fundraising event happens on May 16, and the proceeds support UICA’s Artworks summer program for teens, community programs, and exhibitions year-round.

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Artists With Disabilities Have Art Show

Something very cool opened in Grand Rapids yesterday.

Adult artists with disabilities will see their art hanging in a professional art gallery called, ACTion Art Gallery and Exhibition located next door to the host organization, Artists Creating Together (ACT) at 1140 Monroe NW Suite 310.  What make it even "more cool" is that artists will experience the thrill of marketing and selling their work to the community at large.

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“Family Saturdays” at the UICA

Let's face it.  An "artist" I'm not.  Draw?  Not a chance.  I have trouble drawing circles, let alone straight lines.  Paint?  A room, maybe, but not on a canvas.  Sculpt?  I did a wood sculpture in middle school once.  It fell over.

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