I recently wrote a blog regarding the Kickstarter campaign to help the Heartside Gallery & Studio fund a 20th Anniversary book project.  Well, the campaign was successful, and now Heartside Gallery & Studio is celebrating with a book release party on Friday, September 13. People who helped fund the campaign can pick up their books at the party, and extra copies will be available for purchase to the public.

The book: An Irregular Heartbeat captures the artwork and artists who have been coming into the studio on Division Ave. for 20 years. Photos of the artwork and 30 faces of those who created it make up a 100-page full-color hard cover book that will carry on the work Heartside is doing in the community for generations to come.


The event is open to the public, with a welcome and dedication of the book by Mayor George Heartwell.

Also, there will be:
• Book signings
• Books available for purchase
• Book pick-up for those who helped fund Kickstarter campaign
• Photo exhibit by photographer, Michael Cook (images from the book)
• Food and refreshments provided by: Olive Garden, Marge's Donut Den, Vitale's
• Yarn-bombed trees, party favors, new studio t-shirts for sale
• Fun photo booth with local photographer, Elyse Wild

The Heartside Gallery & Studio is at 48 South Division Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Once again, the event is Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm