Former CEO turns attention toward children’s mental health

Allison Paradise recently launched a youth organization focused on nurturing mental health in children and young people.

Community art studio acquires new space

A local art studio secured a new space with the help of a commercial real estate agency.

Art museum to host third annual networking event

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will host a discussion panel with entertainment and networking opportunities for young professionals.

Grand Rapids Symphony president to retire

The president of the Grand Rapids Symphony will retire after nearly four years of service. 

Broadway Grand Rapids hires new marketing director

A former Hope College adjunct professor and WZZM broadcast journalist is the new marketing director of Broadway Grand Rapids.

Symphony names new assistant conductor

Grand Rapids Symphony has a new assistant conductor.

The Diatribe receives grant for antiracism project

A local performing arts organization received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help facilitate its summer mural project. 

Casino issues $7.4M in revenue payments

Gun Lake Casino has distributed over $7.4 million in revenue back into Michigan communities in its most recent biannual payment between Oct. 1 and March 31. 

New arts organization partners with ArtPrize

Cultivate started its first year strong by entering into a contract with ArtPrize to provide educational programming.

Inside Track: Brimmer moves at his own pace

On the shores of Lake Michigan, a retired Michigan State University professor is building himself an artistic playground.

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre hosts children’s learning program

A community theater launched a new education initiative. 

Celebration Cinema expands open captioning to all theaters

A regional theater chain now offers open captioning at all locations. 

Ox-Bow appoints new director of development

A lakeshore art school welcomed a new member to its leadership team. 

Partners launch TikTok film challenge for students

Submissions are open for a money-themed mobile short film contest for high school and college students.

Casino breaks ground on fifth expansion

Gun Lake Casino will break ground on a new resort and hotel. 

Event venue opens in Grand Rapids

A new venue is set to host events on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.

Meijer Gardens ranks 45th most-visited art museum worldwide

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's 2021 visitor attendance placed it 45th among the 150 most-visited art museums in the world.

Film director spots receptive market in West Michigan

While businesses were closing during the pandemic, Paige Irene Bruns was opening her own.

Kalamazoo orchestra earns DEI grant

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) was the recipient of a $75,000 Catalyst Fund Incubator grant from the League of American Orchestras.

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