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ArtPrize and Cultivate Event Schedule 

We are so grateful to partner with ArtPrize to do their education and family programming.  See information below about events, community engagement, and activities for all ages! 
 

Full Event Schedule with ArtPrize and Cultivate 

Thirteen events.  Thousands of attendees.  
Cultivating creativity, growth, and community. 

 
Cultivate presents programs in an array of formats and experiences.  All of our events are carefully curated to fulfill our mission of connecting community through art.  We are proud to support artists and art learners of all ages and stages in their personal and professional development.  

Stay tuned to see recap slideshows after each event.  See your work and the work of others around you.  See how the work you make connects us, creates dialogue and empathy, and makes us all stronger through art. 

Thurs, Sept 15  OPENING DAY  of ArtPrize
Drop in Art Workshop 

11-1pm 
Plaza in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Maranda and WOODTV will be there!

Participatory art workshop where we invite people of all ages to make a piece about identity and place.  Participants of this workshop will "color in" a map of Grand Rapids using their fingerprints.  People will dip their finger or thumb onto an ink pad, and place it on a blank map of the city. Over time, this map will fill with color. From a distance, this will be a colored map, but from up close, we will see the fingerprints representing the rich identity and beauty of individuals of the city.

Throughout each workshop, will be asking people for their stories on community.  We will also take photos of all the work made throughout the day. These will be archived and share in the link below, and at the end of all four workshops, will also turned into a book that shares the art, stories, and lives of our community! 

 

Sat, Sept 17
Drop in Art Workshop 

Ah-Nab-Awen Park 220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
11am-1pm

This participatory art workshop examines community as space and place. 

We ask "what makes a community?" "what gives places and spaces meaning?" and "what denotes a place as a landmark?" 
Participants are invited to write down the landmarks that have meaning to them in the city, forming a giant list.  They are also invited to draw real or imaginary landmarks in the city that have meaning to them. 

Throughout each workshop,
 will be asking people for their stories on community.  We will also take photos of all the work made throughout the day. These will be archived and share in the link below, and at the end of all four workshops, will also turned into a book that shares the art, stories, and lives of our community! 

Saturday, Sept 17 2-4pm
Panel Discussion: “How to Advance in the Art World”

Gerald Ford Presidential Museum 

Sun, Sept 18, 3-5
Family Hour Docent Tour

Group #1: 3-4
Group #2: 4-5
Sunday drop-in docent tour 
Meet at ArtPrize HQ: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 101

Wednesday, Sept 21, 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: "Intersection of Art and Storytelling"

Fountain Street Church 

Fri, Sept 23, 6-8
Social Zone Docent Tour

Group #1:  6-7
Group #2: 7-8
Meet at ArtPrize HQ:  80 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 101

Saturday, Sept 24 10am, 12pm, 2pm
EGR KDL Library 

Art workshop and lecture with REB 

Join local Grand Rapids folk artists Reb "REB" Roberts and Carmel Loftis for an interactive, fun session of sculpture making for all ages!  REB and Carmel will lead and participate in art-making alongside you using a wide variety of reclaimed and recycled materials.

You are invited to participate in one of the three sessions that are happening: 
10-11 AM
12-1 PM
2-3 PM

Participants are invited to bring recyclable materials (in addition to what will be made available).

Note: these workshops are not drop in.  Please come at the start of each event and plan to be there for the full hour. 

Come create with us and make an art piece for yourself to take home or to donate to a sustainable art exhibition at KDL Library.  This is an event in partnership with ArtPrize, Cultivate, Kent District Library - East Grand Rapids Branch, and the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

 

 Sat, Sept 24, 11am-1pm
Drop in Art Workshop 
Third Ward Activation
MLK Park 

This art workshop was created by Cultivate Summer Interns Ashlen McCoy and Kasey Kanka.

Murals throughout the Grand Rapids community beautify our surroundings and contributes to our art community by making art accessible for all. Mural artists share messages. They also contribute to our social commentary on issues and gives representation for underrepresented ethnic groups.  

This participatory art workshop examines the many messages our community shares - specifically through identity and sense of belonging through mural making.  Participants will produce their own mini mural that speaks to their story and creativity.  We will both examine and create murals that share your individual culture, personal history, inclusion, and creative expression. 


Throughout each workshop, will be asking people for their stories on community.  We will also take photos of all the work made throughout the day. These will be archived and share in the link below, and at the end of all four workshops, will also turned into a book that shares the art, stories, and lives of our community! 

Sun, Sept 25, 3-5
Sunday drop-in docent tour 

Group #1: 3-4
Group #2: 4-5
Meet at ArtPrize HQ:  80 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 101

Wednesday, Sept 28, 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: "Intersection of Art and Nature"

Meijer Gardens Grand Room

Fri, Sept 30, 6-8
Social Hour Docent Tour

Group #1:  6-7

Group #2: 7-8
Meet at ArtPrize HQ:  80 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 101

Sat, Oct 1, 11am-1pm
Drop in workshop

Rosa Parks Circle

This participatory art workshop examines community as a place of memories. 
We ask "what makes a community?" "what gives places and spaces meaning?" and "what denotes a place as a landmark?" 

Participants are invited to share in a variety of drawing practices - a different one for each table. write down the landmarks that have meaning to them in the city, forming a giant list.  They are also invited to draw real or imaginary landmarks in the city that have meaning to them. 

Throughout each workshop,
 will be asking people for their stories on community.  We will also take photos of all the work made throughout the day. These will be archived and share in the link below, and at the end of all four workshops, will also turned into a book that shares the art, stories, and lives of our community!  

Saturday, Oct 1 2-4pm
Panel Discussion: "Intersection of Art and Technology"

WMCAT