Most exhibitions enforce a strict NO TOUCHING policy. Saugatuck Center for the Arts is challenging the idea with Luminescence, an interactive installation that encourages viewers to become active participants.

It’s a rare, special occasion when the two big art organizations in Grand Rapids team up.

The Muskegon Museum of Art has more than one ambitious exhibition taking over its remodeled galleries throughout the coming months. Whether you’re looking for the best Michigan-made art or would just like to contemplate death, the MMA has you covered. We talked with the staff about what makes these shows worth visiting — maybe more than once.

Visual Arts Season Preview, 2019-2020

Written by Dana Casadei | Thursday, 29 August 2019 09:00 |

A complete preview of art exhibitions and events in West Michigan for the 2019-2020 season.

After finding out you had secured a landmark exhibition for your museum, simply displaying it would’ve been enough for some. Not for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, though.

At Experience Live Art, two individuals are bringing the appreciation and education of art to West Michigan residents and students.

Pioneering the Project: Project 1 reinvents the ArtPrize model

Written by John Kissane | Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:11 |

For its 10th anniversary, ArtPrize is reinventing itself. The Grand Rapids-based art festival, if not moldering, had started to show its age. Last year, MLive reported that registration for public voting numbered only 32,613 people, the lowest total in the festival’s history.

Girl Powered: Grand Rapids celebrates Rad American Women with electrical boxes

Written by Elma Talundzic | Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:08 |

You might have noticed some familiar faces floating around Grand Rapids this summer.

Back in March, The Rad Women Art Initiative took over electrical boxes across the city, launching in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. 

Randi Ford: Going with the flow

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 26 August 2019 16:39 |

Inspired by the beauty and movement of nature, Randi Ford has made a career of her “flow” paintings.

Andrew Kline: Man of steel

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 26 August 2019 16:21 |

Given that Grand Rapids’ iconic symbol, La Grand Vitesse, is a sculpture, it should come as no surprise that a sculptor can thrive here. 

That’s especially true if you’re Andrew Kline and you get to work at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. As preparator and assistant conservator, Kline helps install and maintain the sculptures at what he calls a “gem of the U.S.” He also maintains the downtown LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana.

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