ArtPrize 9 is upon us! Tiffany and Luke head to the northernmost boundary of the festival to visit Lions & Rabbits Gallery in the Creston neighborhood. They chat with the owner and curator Hannah Berry about dreams, artistic collaboration, and creating a unique community space.
Grand Rapids' largest and arguably most important event returns for its ninth edition. Tiffany and Luke preview ArtPrize 9 with ArtPrize Education Coordinator Allison Palm. They discuss tips to navigate the festival, why art is important in the city and education opportunities.
Luke sits down with Andy Johnston of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Andy is the Vice President of Government & Corporate Affairs at the chamber. His enthusiasm for the city and its people is contagious. They discuss his work at Capitol Hill in Lansing as well as the economic growth opportunities and challenges in Grand Rapids.
Tiffany and Luke catch up on a busy July that featured Mike Pence, new restaurants, and Mayor Bliss' book club. PLUS they break down the candidates for the commissioner primary and introduce the Calder Plaza redesign.
Tiffany and Luke get some motivation from Matt and Yoshi of Carpe Diem GR. They're a grassroots, free fitness group which meets every Wednesday at 6:14 AM on the corner of Bostwick and Lyon. We discuss making exercise fun and how to break into the Grand Rapids social bubble.
Start Garden has come a long way since its high-capital tech beginnings in 2012. Tiffany and Luke chat with Jorge Gonzalez, Darel Ross, and Laurie Supinski inside the Start Garden vault about "Start Garden 2.0" and how the incubator is changing the entrepreneurship landscape in Grand Rapids.
What will Grand Rapids look like in 100 years? Hear from someone who grew up in Grand Rapids during the 1920s and 1930s. You'll be surprised how little has changed.
Special thanks to John Ferris, Ethel Adams, and the Grand Rapids City Archives.
Don't forget that going to the polls doesn't just happen every four years. Tiffany and Luke discuss the May 2nd ballot focusing on increased funding for Kent County Public Schools. PLUS Founders Brewing Company comes to Detroit and Mayor Bliss' green initiative.