Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Art Downtown

Art is taking over Grand Rapids. Experience the artwork of 100 Local Artists, enjoy dinner at and exciting restaurant and explore 25 unexpected downtown locations.

Trolley transportation from 6pm until 11pm, trolley stop map online at

Full maps with all participating locations avaiable at each trolley stop.

Stop 1-

100 Monroe- Flatiron Building

ACTIVESITE is a biannual art event providing a catalyst for collaboration between the art, business, and development communities of Grand Rapids. Participating Universities: Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Kendall College of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University

Stop 2-

17 Fountain- Kendall College of Art and Design

Kendall Gallery: New Paintings, work by Laurie Hogin

Gallery 114: MFA Exhibition, work by Megan Mathews & Susan Mulder

Gallery 104: MFA Exhibition "World War IV", a tongue-in-cheek look at the possible conflicts between humanity and technology, work by Mike Ingold

Stop 3-

904 Sheldon-West Michigan Center for Art and Technology

The New Free Radicals

WMCAT Faculty Show

Kendall Current and Recent MFA Photography Show. Featured artists include: John Shaw, Eleanor Gatewood , Kieran Johnson, Mike Sell, Bridgette Broughman

Stop 4-

10 Weston- Bohemia Too

Spring for the Arts- Spring Savings Card Stop

Door prizes and special discounts all weekend long, live music featuring Tokyo Morose and TBA

42 S. Division- Yoo and I Design

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Artwork and Furniture, Open Studio featuring artists Garett Brooks and Hyun Yoo

54 S. Division- Heartside Gallery

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Featuring Heartside community artists creating folk and intuitive art, weavings, pottery, quilts and more All new Art!

43 S. Division- Pub 43

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New Painting by Local Artist Tim Fisher

62 S. Division- Unlocal Clothing

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Open studio visit with the newest Avenue for the Arts clothing designer

71 S. Division- Mos Eisleys

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Stop by and check out designs by local award winning tattoo artists

115 S. Division- The DAAC

Spring for the Arts

13 Seen at 115: This exhibition will feature thirteen GVSU Art & Design majors - whose emphasis areas include Illustration, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture - each involved in their own highly individual explorations of the language and media of drawing

Featured artists include: Sarah Adams, Cheyenne Bonnell, Katy Carlson, Albert Garcia, Trevania Gnodtke, Giovanni Jovanovic, Jamie McElroy, Corey Miller, Drew Minniear, Aleksandra Nikic, Colleen O'Donnell, Allyson Sommerfield, Julia Victor

117 S. Division- Scavenger Hunt

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An exceptional selection of vintage, clothing and unique wardrobe pieces, stop in to find out more about their in-store salon

129 S. Division- Vertigo Music

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Sexually explicit content may not be appropriate for young children, featuring the work Julia Greenway and Julie Seaward

131 S. Division- Nextwork

Spring for the Arts

Artist's Bizarre, featuring an eclectic array of artists including a remarkable child artist and interactive art booths, from henna to live performance

133 S. Division- Mixed Tape

Spring Savings Card Stop!

139 S. Division- All City Kicks

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Spring sneaker collection and cool new seasonal clothing

106 S. Division- (106) Gallery- Calvin College

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Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions featuring the work of Joe Arens & Karis Medina

106 S. Division-Unit 216- Second Floor

Spring for the Arts

V.I.E.W. Video In Every Window. In support of the public projection initiative, art patrons will be able to view multiple large-scale video art pieces from both inside and out. Inside, guests will be invited to eat, drink, and dance to an eclectic mix of

Video Art by: Sean J. Kenny, Music and Curation by: Fouad Catrib

106 S. Division- Unit 215- Second Floor

Spring for the Arts

Check out new paintings and drawings by artist Derrick "Vito" Hollowell

120 S. Division- FoodSmith

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120 S. Division- Plastic Sons Productions

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New cement and wire sculptures examining kinetic movement, flight and the mechanics of man and nature. Featuring work by Nathan Mabie

120 S. Division- Unit 124- Open Studio

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Open Studio hosted by DJ Josh Brewer and Artist Amy Van Elsacker

120 S. Division- Unit 126- Imagination Creations

Spring for the Arts

Recycled, reused and vintage goods! Featuring the work of artist and hairstylist Heather McGartland

120 S. Division- Unit 226- Mexicains Sans Frontieres

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Featuring the paintings of artist and percussionist Hugo Claudin

120 S. Division- Unit 127- Movement and Music

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"Fear Up Harsh," a butoh-influenced spoken word piece exploring the darker side of the so-called "war on terror." Beginning at 7 PM, only 15 minutes! featuring performer Katherine Marty

136 S. Division- Capsule

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Artwork by Rachael VanDyke and furniture by Cameron Vandyke

140 S. Division- Sanctuary Folk Art

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The largest collection of folk and intuitive at in Grand Rapids

Stop 5-

235 S. Division- Unit 111- Vision Beyond Art

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Live glass blowing and assorted local artists featuring glasswork and paintings by Joe Sherry

235 S. Division- Unit 112- Live at 235

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Live music and local photography and a rip roaring good time

14 Williams-Unit 320- Flux

Spring for the Arts

Modern Natives: will explore the connection past and present of Grand Rapids, featuring the work of Nathan Goddard

14 Williams- Unit 221-Ratio 2:1

Spring for the Arts

Pin Up Girls and Stilettos; new paintings by Sarah Weber

Stop 6-

Kendall College Studio Spaces

Spring for the Arts

Stop 7-

250 Grandville Ave SW- Central Station

Degree Show 2009: A Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition featuring the works of fourteen graphic designers from Grand Valley State University including Sara Bielski, Colleen Cameron, Angelique DuLong, Jamianne Dumdei, Leanne Dunlavey, Ryan Fitzgibbon, Stacy Getz, David Ames Kail, Joanne Krantz, Jacquelyn Kroll, Jessica Mayes, Ryan Mitchell, Lauren Smith, Michelle Terry

Stop 8-

15 Ionia- Gallery Noir

Spring for the Arts

Formatting Gaia: an exhibit of digital photography by artist Patrick Millard

Stop 9-

20 Monroe- The BOB

The New Free Radicals

Advanced and Graduate Printmaking from Kendall College of Art and Design

50 Louis St. NW- Open Concept Gallery

Digital Ritual: Exploring the Ritual Nature of Everyday Life Through Multimedia Art, Featuring Artists: Shervin Afshar, Ben Buswell, Jon Chambers, Robert Lavislas Derr, Dominic Gagon, A.Jacob Galle, Gus23, Ritsu Katsumata, Justin Lewis, Keri Marion, Liz Rodda, Yael Schmidt, Michael Shaw, Stafford H. Smith, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Suzanne E. Szucs

Curators: Dean Foster, Jackie Jurgens, Kally Maximiuk, Lindsay Rose, Briana Trudell, Nicole Webb, Michael Wolf


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