Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Students win $600K in art scholarships

May 26, 2017
A group of teens in the region have won $600,000 total in scholarships to six Midwest art institutions. Read More

Downtown concert series releases lineup

May 19, 2017
The Grand Rapids Art Museum has released the lineup for the multi-genre summer concert series held on its terrace. Read More

Personal chef authors canning cookbook

May 19, 2017
A local food-preservation expert and culinary instructor has written a book on canning and cooking with preserved food. Read More

'Family fun center' starts $2.4M expansion

May 17, 2017
A “family fun center” in the area has begun a $2.4-million expansion, which will include an indoor roller coaster. Read More

Civic agency releases lineup for Movies in the Park

May 16, 2017
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has announced the slate for this summer’s Movies in the Park — and expanded the event to include double features each night. Read More

Clothing line founders get creative

Entrepreneurs launch content creation agency using talents of college art and design students to provide affordable options.

May 12, 2017
Last year, Jack VanGessel and three of his friends launched Southern Hound, a clothing line inspired by popular styles and culture originating from the South. Read More

Gardens’ tourists power area businesses

Study finds Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park draws 445,000 visitors annually from outside Kent County, adds $75 million to local economy.

May 12, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has become a destination for visitors across the U.S., and it’s showing up in the local economy. Read More

Developer converting old movie theater into community venue

May 11, 2017
The marquee at a former neighborhood movie theater doesn’t tell the story of the building. Read More

Meijer Gardens releases lineup for Tuesday night concerts

May 4, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has released the lineup for its Tuesday night summer concert series. Read More

Casino opens $76M expansion

May 4, 2017
A West Michigan casino has cut the ribbon on its $76-million expansion. Read More