We’re so happy that The Rapidan stopped by to do Story Matters at Break it Down, Make it Better. Here are two great videos! Elyse Welcher talking about Art.Downtown. The Avenue for the Arts and her…

Photos from Art.Downtown. 2013!

Art.Downtown. 2013, a set on Flickr. Check out these pictures from 2013 and get inspired.

Art.Downtown. 2013

Art.Downtown. 2013, a set on Flickr. A little walk down memory lane with images from 2013.

What do you want for Christma-hanna-kwanz-ma-ca?

This holiday season make the decision to shop hyperlocal. Here are a few great suggestions on how to fulfill your holiday gift shopping and feel good doing it.     Watch or share the whole video…

Free Radical – Discussion, Critique, and Dialogue

Free Radical – Discussion, Critique, and Dialogue, a set on Flickr. We had over 100 people participate in the discussions held at the UICA on November 1st. Here are a few images from the dicussion.

The Challenges of Showing Art in Grand Rapids- a Free Radical Panel Discussion

  Panelists from left to right: Brett Colley, Paul Wittenbraker, Amy Wilson and Deb Rockman  

Sometimes youve got to loose it all…November Newsletter 2013

There is a moment when the computer freezes and you panic. The newsletter that has taken 2 days to compile….somehow you forgot to save it…ever. Because of tragic loss of prose, we aren’t going to be…

2013 Survey open until November 25th

We want to know what could have been better in 2013… tell us what you loved (or hated) and what could better. Let’s make 2014 the best yet along the Avenue for the Arts. Click here to take…

Free Radical, Nov. 8- A Night of Conversation at the UICA

Schedule for speakers and panels 6-7pm  Where we’ve been: A History of Free Radical and show spaces on South Division Moderator: Annamarie Buller With artists: Hugo Claudin, Tom Duimstra, Erwin Erkfitz  & Mark Rumsey 7:20 pm…

Urban Lights Returns December 14th 12-8pm

Good tidings! For a shopping experience that is unlike any other, join us on the Avenue for Urban Lights.  This event was created by the Avenue for the Arts to make your holiday shopping more enjoyable…