Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park annually generates more than $75 million in Kent County. WGVU breaks down the economic impact study with one of its authors from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business.

Avenue for the Arts

Apr 24, 2017
Avenue for the Arts

Justin MacAuley and Virginia Anzengruber discuss Snowball Studios, Avenue for the Arts, and an upcoming workshop about podcasts.

ArtPrize /

An international art competition in western Michigan has announced that it's changing its voting structure as it gears up for its ninth year.

ArtPrize held its annual Premiere Event on Thursday to prepare for ArtPrize Nine's Sept. 20 kickoff.

Jaenell Woods, the organization's communications manager, says voting is done in two rounds.

The first narrows the entries down to 20 chosen by the public and 20 by an expert jury.

All About Holland

Apr 17, 2017
Holland Area Arts Council

All About Holland, guests join us to discuss the arts in Holland, MI.  The Holland Area Arts Council's Lorma Freestone joins us along with guests from the Holland Symphony and musician Jim Cooper.

Inside Festival Event

Apr 14, 2017
Festival of the Arts
Festival of the Arts

Artist Chris Laporte and Festival of the Arts Co-Chair Melissa Buth join us to discuss an Inside Festival event, a Portrait Class with Mr. LaPorte.

ArtPrize /

ArtPrize recently released the results from its 2016 Cultural, Social and Economic Impact report and 8th Annual ArtPrize. 

ArtPrize organizers say over the 19-day event in 2016 drew a half million visitors to downtown Grand Rapids.

Lansing-based economics research and consulting firm, Anderson Economic Group, conducted surveys indicating visitors represented all 50 states and arrived from 47 countries. The data shows visitors are traveling greater distances to ArtPrize venues. The impact study reveals “63% of visitors traveling more than 30 miles to attend the event.”

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Saugatuck Center for the Arts welcomes Comedian James Judd one night only on March 18. We speak to James this morning.

Post-9/11 Muslim identity explored in Michigan performance

Feb 16, 2017

A National Medal of Arts recipient is presenting a performance at the University of Michigan exploring the post-9/11 lives of young Muslim New Yorkers. Ping Chong + Company will perform "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" on Saturday at Power Center for the Performing Arts. The interview-based theater production includes people raised Muslim, converted to the faith or left it.

Arts Council of White Lake

North Shore Arts Corridor, a spotlight on the arts in Whitehall/Montague and more. Today we talk Pentwater happenings and more.

Avenue for the Arts

Avenue for the Arts presents their First Fridays event this Friday. We talk details with Justin MacAuley, Tova Jones and Elyse Welcher.