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Art Gallery

The Cultivate Curatorial board is composed of curators and artists. Together they curate rigorous exhibition exhibitions and programs specifically featuring emerging to midcareer artists, especially women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC artists whose work contributes to cultural dialogue domestically and abroad. They firmly believe in using the creative process as an entry point for challenging conversations and understanding empathy. Dedicated to cultivating collectors and working with artists from around the country, they work with a range of partners across the Midwest and the United States.  

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Illegal Art: a Solo Exhibition

Cultivate is pleased to share a participatory art solo exhibition of the New York art collective Illegal Art. 

Illegal Art is a collective of artists founded in the summer of 2001, that seeks to create participatory-based public art that inspires self-reflection, thought, and human connection. The group has gained worldwide recognition through their installations, projects, and exhibitions. Through their work, Illegal Art aims to challenge traditional notions of art as a commodity that exists solely within the confines of galleries and museums. Instead, they aim to create art that is accessible to all, inviting viewers to engage with their work and participate in the creation of new meaning.

On View August 11 - October 12, 2023

Gallery Programs

The Cultivate Gallery Program mission is committed to supporting artists, educating and connecting community, and sharing a wide array of challenging and creative programs.    

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A nine-month paid studio practice and mentorship residency program that bridges the gap between art school and the professional art world.  


Annual Student Exhibition 


An annual exhibition inviting students of Cultivate to share works that they have made throughout the year. 

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Featured Artist Program

The Featured Artist Program at Cultivate serves to elevate and amplify the artist's work and process with the community, inviting them to understand how and why an artist creates the work they do, to market and promote artists, and to connect artists to each other and to our network of curators, artists, and gallery owners. 

Artist Calls and Submissions

We are not accepting submissions at this time. 

We are proud to share open calls to artists for our exhibitions, our featured artists, and project work in the community. 

Cultivate Events 

Community Work

The Cultivate Gallery Program mission is committed to supporting artists, educating and connecting community, and sharing a wide array of challenging and creative programs.    

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Artist Way Project

A city-wide interactive exploration of the book Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron. Sharing art workshops, guerilla art, secret missions, and installation art experiences in Grand Rapids.  


Break it Down | Make it Better 


An annual professional development conference for artists in West Michigan. Sharing and showcasing artists, art demonstrations, lectures, and workshops on the business of art. This event is organized through an ongoing partnership with Avenue for the Arts, ArtPrize, and Cultivate.

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World of Winter

World of Winter is the largest winter festival in the Midwest. With over 100 FREE events, activities and outdoor art installations over two months, the festival provides an opportunity for families and adults to enjoy Michigan’s beautiful winter and experience the four-season offerings of Downtown Grand Rapids.  

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