Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Art Downtown

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Exhibitions of national caliber and regional distinction in the first LEED Gold certified Art Museum in the world, featuring Friday Night live music, cash bar and dinner options. Exhibits include: Calder Jewelry, Selections from the Photography Collection, GRAM Centennial History Exhibition: 100 Years Art-Legacy-Vision plus Opening Night reception for Side by Side: Matthias Alten and Norman Chamberlain.

Kendall College of Art and Design

Ethan Murrow: Drawings and Video

Murrow's work includes large-scale narrative graphite drawings and several short films including "Dust", which is an official selection of the 46th annual New York Film Festival

24 Fountain St. ne -Fountain Street Church (EcoAction Expo)

To celebrate Earth Week, the West Michigan Environmental Action council and the Social Action Committee of Fountain Street Church is hosing the EcoAction Expo & Triple Top Line Awards. Tickets are $20.00

11 Jefferson Ave.- 4:1 a graphic design show on perception

Featuring the graduate work of artists Gina Caratelli, Andrea Colf, Jessica Hardy, Matt Slenk and Anna Williams. until 10 pm

54 Jefferson Ave.-Michigan Land Of Riches

Re-examine the old Grand Rapids Public Museum for the first time in 16 years though the site-specific projects of students, faculty and alumni from 6 Michigan universities.

904 Sheldon - West Michigan Center for Art and Technology

Featuring work by Art Peers and WMCAT Staff. Artists include Christy Beckwith, Rick Beerhorst, Aneka Ingold, Joel Howell, Michelle Pittman, Chloe Viening-Butler, Joe Krajkiewcz, Paul Asselin, Sara Bakker, Mei Chow, Violet Whitaker, Dave Johnson and Lina Unlimited and

41 Sheldon Blvd. – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

Six exhibitions, showcasing the work of Christopher Gauthier, Nicola Vruwink, Margarida Correia, Casey McGuire, Wendy Kawabata, and the group show is a collection of 31 works considering emotional or physical displacement in a broader spatial, social, economic, or political context. UICA will also feature a one night only installation by local artist Chris Fox.

10 Weston- Bohemia Too

Recent Works in metal and pastel, refreshments provided as well as 20% off storewide on non sale items.

42 S. Division- Gooodwood Design

New porcelain pieces for sale by OOM Studio/artist Hyun Yoo and new furniture designs by Garrett Brooks. and

48 S. Division- Heartside Gallery

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

Hours: 6pm – 10pm

43 S. Division- Pub 43

Paintings by local Artist Tim Fisher

120 S. Division- Temporary Gallery

Square Peg Events presents a multiple media range of fine artists from the emerging to the established exhibiting their works of art. Join us for Live performances! Casual, warm, fun.

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71 S. Division- Mos Eisleys

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

115 S. Division- The DAAC

Trimmings-Art for the Facialite: a collective show featuring local artists.

117 S. Division- Scavenger Hunt

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

Stop in for the beginning of Record Store Day celebration. With 20% off of used CDs Vertigo’s collection of music includes vinyl, CDs both new and used. Join them on Saturday for National Record Store Day!

133 S. Division- Take Hold Church

Take Hold Church: will exhibit art from local artists, serve hot/cold drinks and snacks, and provide an open space for reflection and prayer.

133 S. Division- Mixed Tape

Musical performances by Wilson, Versus The Ocean, Come Find The Lion & Pandora 6:30 PM - $8 Day Of -All Ages Welcome

139 S. Division- All City Kicks

Stop in to check out artwork as well as the spring sneaker collection and cool new seasonal clothing

106 S. Division- (106) Gallery

Calvin College Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions including large scale paintings, mixed media, and installations; featuring the work of Kristin McHugh and Stephen Clark Open from 6-10pm

106 S. Division- the L Loft Unit 215- Second Floor

New Watercolors a collection of recent watercolor paintings/studies by Derrick Hollowell (HopCat Brewery/ Mary Free Bed Hospital/ Metro-East Hospital) http://www.myspace/hollowellart

120 S. Division- Temporary Gallery

Art patrons will be able to view multiple large-scale video art pieces from artist Sean J. Kenny.

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120 S. Division- Unit 124- Mustache Gallery A new show by artist Erwin Erkfitz entitled "The Ancestrals" a collection of our unknown Ancestry. Hosted by DJ Josh Brewer and Artist Amy Van Elsacker

120 S. Division- Unit 224- Second Floor Randall A. Gornowich of Randallart Studio: Photography and Art in a Space to Create and Live presents Photographs, Paintings, Sculptures and Wearable Creations

120 S. Division- Unit 126- Imagination Creations

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

120 S. Division- Unit 226- Mexicains Sans Frontieres

Art Peers Artists (with After Party Art Peers/Litribune) Mexicains Sans Frontieres is a multimedia studio operated by Hugo Claudin promoting cutting edge music and art.

140 S. Division- Sanctuary Folk Art

The largest collection of folk and intuitive at in Grand Rapids with a new show "everything else is redundant"

235 S. Division- Unit 111- Vision Beyond Art

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

235 S. Division- Unit 112- Open Source

Live and local music by the Winter Sessions, oil and acrylic paintings by Amy Lindholm and Erika Pappas, blown glass art, intrigue, and mystery by joe sherry's mustache

Featuring the work of Kendall Graduate Students

Artwork by 20 local Grand Valley State University and Kendall College of Art and Design Students. To find out more about how to lease commercial space in Heartside visit

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