Inside Festival Event

Apr 14, 2017
Festival of the Arts

Artist Chris Laporte and Festival of the Arts Co-Chair Melissa Buth join us to discuss an Inside Festival event, a Portrait Class with Mr. LaPorte.

ArtPrize /

ArtPrize recently released the results from its 2016 Cultural, Social and Economic Impact report and 8th Annual ArtPrize. 

ArtPrize organizers say over the 19-day event in 2016 drew a half million visitors to downtown Grand Rapids.

Lansing-based economics research and consulting firm, Anderson Economic Group, conducted surveys indicating visitors represented all 50 states and arrived from 47 countries. The data shows visitors are traveling greater distances to ArtPrize venues. The impact study reveals “63% of visitors traveling more than 30 miles to attend the event.”

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Saugatuck Center for the Arts welcomes Comedian James Judd one night only on March 18. We speak to James this morning.

Post-9/11 Muslim identity explored in Michigan performance

Feb 16, 2017

A National Medal of Arts recipient is presenting a performance at the University of Michigan exploring the post-9/11 lives of young Muslim New Yorkers. Ping Chong + Company will perform "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" on Saturday at Power Center for the Performing Arts. The interview-based theater production includes people raised Muslim, converted to the faith or left it.

Arts Council of White Lake

North Shore Arts Corridor, a spotlight on the arts in Whitehall/Montague and more. Today we talk Pentwater happenings and more.

Avenue for the Arts

Avenue for the Arts presents their First Fridays event this Friday. We talk details with Justin MacAuley, Tova Jones and Elyse Welcher.

Friday marks the opening of what Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is calling a “landmark exhibition.”

“Weiwei is a conceptual artist so he’s about ideas. He uses a whole series of forms and a whole series of media and materials to express his ideas.”

Joseph Antenucci Becherer is Chief Curator and Vice President of Exhibitions and Collections at Meijer Gardens.

All About Holland

Jan 23, 2017
Holland Area Arts Council

All About Holland, a monthly conversation on the arts in Holland.  We’re joined by The Arts Council's Lorma Freestone and Louis Padnos, lead singer and guitarist for Mojo, performing at FROZEN, an upcoming fundraiser.

Wikimedia Commons / Digidreamgrafix

Chicago musician Lucy Smith explores both sacred and secular music with her jazz quartet. On their new CD, Singing Christmas, they celebrate the holiday.

Avenue for the Arts

Dec 2, 2016
Avenue for the Arts

The Avenue for the Arts once again celebrates the holidays with local shopping opportunities and pop up shows. We talk to those involved, including Justin MacAuley, CAllie Cherry and Mariah Cowsert.