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Partners producing Art.Downtown

April 5, 2017
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Art.Downtown takes over Grand Rapids
Art.Downtown draws more than 4,000 attendees to Grand Rapids. Photo via

A group of local partners are producing an art exhibition at venues across downtown this weekend.

Avenue for the Arts, in collaboration with Kendall College of Art and Design and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host the annual Art.Downtown from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Trolleys will transport attendees to "a multitude of restaurants, galleries, museums, businesses, coffee shops and more,” according to event coordinator Ian Thompson.

Participating venues for the free event include more than 20 sites along the South Division corridor. No-cost trolley rides will be available to transport attendees to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, Site:Lab and more.

KCAD will host multiple exhibitions, including the closing reception of DisArt’s weekend-long symposium “Disability Arts Now!”.

Maps will be provided in English and Spanish to help attendees navigate the exhibition locations, which will feature more than 400 artists.

Participating sites

Grand Rapids Art Museum

DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall

The Fed Galleries and Alluvium Gallery at KCAD

Ferris Coffee & Nut

Palatte Coffee & Art

Gita Pita

The Collective Artspace


Rockwell Republic

Heartside Gallery

Pop Up Shop GR

122 Space

Parliament the Boutique

Cerasus Studio

Vertigo Music


Smokin Js

Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery


Dime & Regal

Avenue for the Arts

Light Gallery + Studio


337 project space

@Studio 341

Founders taproom

Mayan Buzz Cafe

Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge


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