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    First Fridays

    On the first Friday of every month, South Division becomes the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, food and drink specials. First Fridays monthly event is a unique opportunity to check out…


    Art.Downtown. 2017

    Mark your calendar for Saturday April 8, 2017 400 Artists, 30+ Destinations, 3 Trolleys, 1 Night This spring, Art.Downtown. will captivate audiences on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12-9pm.  Expanding from the Avenue for the Arts corridor in the Heartside…

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    Take a Class or Workshop! Break it Down

    Break it Down. is a series of events aimed at producing educational programming, discussions and professional development opportunities for artists, curators and venue coordinators in our community and region. 

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    Have a Show on the Avenue

    Show in a Gallery! Want to have a traditional show in an Avenue for the Arts Gallery? Check out one of these options: Parliament the Boutique The Collective Artspace Spiral Gallery Cerasus Studios  Sanctuary Folk Art…

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    Avenue for the Arts Future Planning Report

    Starting in the summer of 2015, the Avenue for the Arts Advisory Committee began discussing how the Avenue for the Arts programming could potentially evolve over the next five years. To create a process to fully…

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    Exploring our Future!

    This fall the Avenue for the Arts is thinking about the future! We are investigating 7 possible future scenarios by engaging the community in a dialogue about current Avenue for the Arts programing while thinking about…

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    Avenue for the Arts [______] Space

    307 S. Division serves as a multi-faceted space, evolving to meet the needs of the community. Being placed directly on Division not only allows our staff to directly engage with the community, but also allows us…

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    Find a home on the Avenue for the Arts

    Designed with the artist in mind live/work apartments come in all shapes and sizes.  Each live/work building has different historical character or finishes but they all feature open loft style spaces with amenities designed to appeal to…

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    Call for Proposals

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    Archive: #artmatters

    #artmatters: A crowd funding campaign for 307 South Division

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    Archive: Free Radical

    Before there was ArtPrize, there was… FREE RADICAL  

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    Archive: Summer ArtWorks Program Designs Public Artwork for Herkimer

    The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s (UICA) Summer ArtWorks Program will celebrate the accomplishments of 20 area teens who have spent the last six weeks creating designs for functional sculpture to be installed in the courtyard…

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    Archive: Urban Lights

    Come downtown, December 14th and find personal, hand-crafted holiday gifts that will amaze your friends and family, during this one day event!

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    Archive: Heartside Talent Show

    Dwelling Place is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Heartside Neighborhood Talent Show! Come join us for a night of music, dance, and comedy that is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

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    Archive: art♥shop

    “art♥shop: presented by the Avenue for the Arts” was a 2012 three day celebration that brought together local artists and the surrounding community for a market-style event focused on the joy of things made by hand….

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    Archive: Day of Caring

    On Friday, September 14th over 70 volunteers joined us from United Way and NextGen during the Day of Caring.

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    Archive:stART, a Benefit to Support the Avenue for the Arts

    Join us on Sunday September 21th as San Chez Bistro is transformed, both inside and out as we throw a great party for a great cause.

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    Archive: Store

    Store was a short term retail space designed to experiement with cooperatively organized gallery space along the Avenue for the arts. Located in two vacent (now full) retail locations, Store existed for 9 months in 2011-2012….

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    Archive: Mural at 40 Weston

    The mural at 40 Weston (near the corner of S. Division and Weston) was created by a collaboration of local artists and headed by Tom Duimstra.

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    Archive: Mural at 106 South Division

    Mural at 106 South Division Created by students from UICA’s ArtWorks Youth Program

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    Archive: Peckich Park Concert Series

    In 2011 Avenue for the Arts Resident Hugo Claudin organized an outdoor concert event series in Peckich Park.  

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    Community Building

    Engaging community is essential. Each year the Avenue for the Arts creates a few different events intended to engage residents to create relationships and community spirit. Sometimes the events are potlucks sometimes they are pub nights….

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    Big Heads on Parade

    To participate in the 2010 opener for Festival of the Arts, Avenue representatives created large paper mache heads to wear for the opening ceremonies. To see all of the pictures of the event click here.