Press Releases

March 12th, 2015: Art.Downtown. 2015: More To Explore

February 27th, 2015: The Avenue brings its second First Fridays Event to Division Ave.

May 8th, 2014: The Market Merges with First Fridays for Summer, 2014

April 7th, 2014: Innovative Shows Engage Visitors in Art.Downtown. 2014

March 15th, 2014: Fresh Faces and Shows at the 5th Annual Art.Downtown.

February 28th, 2014: Art.Downtown. 2014

October 23, 2013: Supporting Local Stores with Urban Lights Shopping Experience

September 25, 2013: Get Sharp at the Starter Art Exhibition November 1st 

September 15, 2013: Free Radical Returns

August 20, 2013: A Lot of Art 

March 28, 2013: Art.Downtown. The Sassy Grandmother

February 27, 2013: Art.Downtown. Wants You

January 13, 2013: Art.Downtown. Returns April 12th

Press About Us

A closer look: Three ways Avenue of the Arts programming is changing S. Division

Avenue for the Arts receives funding from the DDA April 9, 2014




EightWest Interview April 6, 2015

EightWest Interview April 9th 2014

WZZM Mention by Dianne Caroll Burdick April 4th 2014

GRTV PSA, March 21st

The Rapidian and GRTV March 5th: OneTwo ,Three 2014



On-The-Town Mention April 3rd 2014

Revue Article March 19th 2014



Check out the Rapidian for over 100 articles about the Avenue for the Arts. Here are some of our recent favorites:

06/10/2015   From artist to entrepreneur: Three South Division business owners


Rapidian April 7th  2014

MLive April 6th 2014

MLive April 5th 2014

Rapidian April 2nd 2014

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Rapidian March 11th 2014

Rapidian February 21st 2014



Radio Interview about Free Radical with Shelley Irwin at WGVU, October 31st, 2013

 A Liminal Place: a reflection Shen DoJo’s Free Radical Event (The Rapidian) November 1st, 2013

 Avenue for the Arts presents 11th anniversary of Free Radical (The Rapidian) October 29th, 2013

Grand Rapids’ Free Radical Gallery 2013 returns with art in unusual urban settings (MLive) October 31st, 2013

Art Downtown offers free cultural experiences, WZZM 13 Morning Show, April 12th (VIDEO)

Artist Speaks of Excitement for Art.Downtown.
The Rapidian, April 8, 2013

Art.Downtown., Fox 17 Morning Show
April 7, 2013

Art.Downtown. Wants You!
WOOD TV 8, eight west, April 4, 2013

art, art, everywhere
On the Town, Kate Pillsbury, April, 2013

Latino Dek, March/April

Sunday Morning TownSquare with Paul Jendrasiak, 95.7 FM, March 31, 2013

Re-envisioning the Avenue
The Rapidian, March 10, 2013

NPO Showcase with Sister Barbra Hanson ft. Kate Lewis, March 5, 2013 (VIDEO)

Avenue for the Arts
The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, WGVU, February 11, 2013

Ready. Set. Art.Downtown.
The Rapidian, February 11, 2013

Make, show, discuss: Artists as Entrepreneurs
The Rapidian, January 14, 2013

Glancing back, looking forward on the Avenue
The Rapidian, November 2, 2013

Vertigo Music hosts “Map of Tasmania” art show
The Rapidian, November 1, 2012

Free Radical Gallery with Organizers Kyle Schroder, Jenn Schaub and curator Aj Paschka
Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, WGVU, October 31, 2012

Free Radical Gallery contributes to revitalization of Heartside
Grand Rapids Business Journal, Charlsie Dewey, October 25, 2012

Free Radical Gallery returns with nearly 200 artists on display in 25 Heartside spots
MLive, Jeff Kaczmarczyk, October 23, 2012