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Art Events at Cultivate

The Cultivate Education and Exhibitions Team are proud to share a variety of art events and gallery programs throughout the year. 


These programs specifically share opportunities for free art making and exploration, invite deeper study into art history, critique, or contemporary art study, or life drawing studies.  

Break it Down | Make it Better 

Break it Down | Make it Better is an annual professional development conference for emerging to midcareer artists based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The mission of this conference is to gain new skills, form connections with one another, dream together as a creative community, and find inspiration in the journeys of others. This year we are excited to welcome attendees to the historic Federal Building, generously provided by Kendall College of Art and Design.

This event is in partnership with Avenue for the Arts, ArtPrize, and Cultivate.  

​ The 10th year of Break It Down | Make It Better will be held on Friday, March, 24th from 10:30AM–5:30PM. Tickets are on sale now!

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