Art Prize is Coming Back to Grand Rapids!
Artists from 21 countries and 44 states will have their art on exhibit in Grand Rapids for ArtPrize. It's a "Don't Miss" event where people from all over the world gather together in downtown Grand Rapids every year the last week in September and the first week in October. This event has had tremendous success since it began in 2009 and the top prize is $200,000 !
Laughfest is a Roaring Good Time in Grand Rapids
They say that laughter is the best medicine! Laughfest is he nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter. So maybe that's why Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids (a free cancer and grief support community of adults, children and families) started Laughfest in March 2011. In fact the whole point is "to celebrate laughter for the health of it".
West Michigan Events: A Winter Wonderland!
West Michigan is a winter wonderland! One of the best things about Grand Rapids is that we truly get to see every season in all it's glory. This year we're seeing plenty of what winter has to offer, with record snowfalls and low temperatures, but that doesn't mean this isn't still the perfect time to visit the area or to get out an enjoy the winter weather if you already live here.
New Years Celebrations in Grand Rapids
It's that time of year again, 2014 is right around the corner. If you're looking for something exciting this New Years Eve, Grand Rapids has a variety of ways to ring in the new year right.
Fall Fun in West Michigan
Fall is in the air! In West Michigan that means a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch. It also means good times celebrating Halloween and other fall related activities. There are a whole host of ways you can enjoy all the great things that fall brings aside from pumpkin lattes at the local coffee shop.
The Prairieside Way to Enjoy ArtPrize
Four years ago the concept of ArtPrize was introduced to Grand Rapids by it's creator Rick DeVos as what he described as a “social experiment”. His plan was to give away the largest prize in art world history based solely on public vote.