Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Prehistoric find doesn’t stop building

Excavation of housing development in Byron Center leads to 10,000-year-old discovery.

September 22, 2017
Joe Siereveld didn’t know what to expect when he got a call from one of his excavators saying they had dug up something curious. Read More

Children’s museum eyes attendance

Marking its 20th anniversary, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is debt-free for first time.

September 22, 2017
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Developer opens urban event center

September 20, 2017
One of Grand Rapids’ historic landmarks is now its newest event center. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Christian Gaines of ArtPrize

September 19, 2017
Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize, is the featured guest in episode 52 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Meijer Gardens opens Rodin exhibit for ArtPrize

September 19, 2017
An exhibit featuring works by Rodin and 17 contemporary figurative sculptors has opened at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park as part of ArtPrize. Read More

ArtPrize to bring 500K visitors downtown

September 18, 2017
The world’s largest public art competition is gearing up for its ninth run, Sept. 20-Oct. 8, in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

ArtPrize hones tech focus in Studio Series

September 15, 2017
ArtPrize will delve into the role of artists in public and private innovation during two talks at its headquarters this month. Read More

ArtPrize awarding 14 'independent' prizes

September 14, 2017
The world’s largest public art competition has announced 14 "independently organized" prizes worth a total of $37,500, in addition to the $500,000 total in public vote and juried awards. Read More

Meijer Gardens opening fall horticulture exhibit

September 13, 2017
One of Michigan’s largest tourist attractions is counting down the days to its annual autumn-themed horticulture exhibit. Read More

Rolling Stone partnering to redevelop guitar factory

September 12, 2017
| By AP
A guitar factory in the region is teaming up with Rolling Stone in an effort to turn the historic site into a national music destination. Read More