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Break it Down, Make it Better
Break it Down, Make it Better is a series of events aimed at producing educational programming, discussions, and professional development opportunities for artists, musicians, and curators in West Michigan. These programs are presented through a partnership with Dwelling Place, ArtPrize, and Creative Many Michigan. The Break it Down, Make it Better podcast is created in partnership with WGVU Public Media and is hosted by Heather Duffy and produced by Rick Bierling.

Break it Down, Make it Better: Unconventional Arts Spaces

Break it Down, Make it Better
Avenue for the Arts

Building non-traditional, independent art and music spaces from the ground up. Why did our guests start their spaces? What worked? What didn't? What advice would they give to those considering starting a new space?

Featured Guests: 

Natalie Wetzel, artist; professor of sculpture at Kendall College of Art and Design; co-director of The Moon (multi-disciplinary space on Grand Rapids' westside)

Lily Rich, artist; musician; runs Snake Shack house venue

Zachary Trebellas, artist; Avenue for the Arts Advisory Board Member

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