First Fridays

Jun 2, 2016
Avenue for the Arts

First Fridays:  The Market happens this Friday, featuring a variety of outdoor vendors, opening exhibitions and more. On behalf of Avenue for the Arts and The Dwelling Place, Jenn Schaub and guests join us.

Check out downtown Muskegon this Friday night as Street Performers take over this summer. Guests join us to discuss the details.

Disability Advocates and DisArt

Arts and Access Forum, monthly sharing discussion about the vibrant life of those with disabilities in Grand Rapids. Today's topic, the importance of Accessibility in Public Spaces, and the ADA Celebration.

Festival of the Arts

May 31, 2016
Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts takes place this weekend. We share a two-part spotlight, starting with today's conversation with a volunteer and a performer.

GREAAT Schools

Cynthia Springer, Chief Executive Office and Superintendent of GREAAT Schools joins us to discuss the upcoming Mile for Malinda event to raise money for cancer research and Ellington Academy

Hilary Farrell

Street performers are being added to the mix of entertainment this spring and summer in Muskegon.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the new Street Performer Series will take over downtown's sidewalks, street corners and stages on June 3 and Aug. 5.

On each night, dozens of performers including puppeteers, magicians, face-painters, chalk artists and singers will set up along Western Avenue.

The events are part of the First Fridays initiative that aims to bring entertainment to downtown Muskegon.

Noel Stojkov / WGVU

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University partnered to host an exhibit highlighting the urban experience of Native Americans in west Michigan.

As people shuffled into the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Circle auditorium, up on the stage, Native drum and song group Wandering Nation welcomes them in "the good way". While the song may have echoes from another time, it’s actually a contemporary piece written by a local man less than twenty years ago. Here’s band member Jarad Medukas:

All About Holland

May 16, 2016
Holland Area Arts Council

All About Holland with the Holland Area Art Council's Lorma Freestone. Today, Jim Henke, member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, discusses an upcoming exhibit and we run down Holland events.

Arts in Ada

May 12, 2016

The 22nd Annual Arts in Ada festival is happening this Saturday.  Ada Arts Council member Karen Johnson and Artist Pamela Alderman join us this morning with exciting news of a new commission.

The Grand Rapids Symphony has raised $40 million for its endowment as part of a campaign that started in 2012. How will that $40 million dollars be used to secure future programming?

The Grand Rapids Symphony first organized in 1930.

“We want to share great music that moves the human soul.”

Peter Kjome is Grand Rapids Symphony President and CEO.

“But going beyond that we also want to be integral and indispensable in our community.”