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Artists converge downtown on Saturday

April 8, 2016
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Art.Downtown takes over Grand Rapids
Art.Downtown draws more than 4,000 attendees to Grand Rapids. Photo via youtube.com

Art.Downtown is back and bigger than ever, with more artists, venues and longer hours.

The popular event, which will take place in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, has expanded beyond the Division Avenue Corridor and will now run for the full day.

Several hundred artists will have their work on display from noon- 9 p.m. in dozens of galleries, businesses and studio spaces around the Heartside neighborhood, as well as at Kendall College of Art and Design and at DeVos Place.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with artists, curators and shop owners throughout the day and visit a wide variety of exhibits, including musical performances.

Art.Downtown organizers said artists and musicians will be exhibiting at a variety of “unexpected locations,” from U-haul trailers and parking lots and to private studios.

To help people travel between venues, Grand Rapids Trolley will have three trolleys available on which attendees can catch a ride.

There will also be maps available and volunteers to help people locate art venues, restaurants and parking locations.

Art.Downtown is free and open to the public.

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