SEPTEMBER 14, 2005

Hey everyone,
I have heard thought the grapevine that Saturday at the Dyce event was happening the best estimate buts attendance somewhere around 730ish ( yeah that is people) So good Job and congratulations, to everyone that worked on the event and made it possible , and especially Bree, Jesse and Annamarie.

Well , Here is the Word on the Street for September 14th

Thursday 8 PM Cabildo will be opening for Sones de Mexico (a traditional Mexican Folk band) at the UICA for the Opening of the Contemporary Mexican Art Exhibition "Border Hop" Cabildo is a seven member Latin Rock band with activist roots. Several members of Cabildo band are natives of Mexico and Chile and their music features popular music from South America. If you haven’t checked out Cabildo yet, they are hot ( as in zesty ) and one of the only local bands that you can actually (GASP!) dance too. I think this band is freaking great……

So I think this is a bit strange but same night same time same place……
Thursday, September 15 Wolf Eyes at the UICA doors at 8
These guys are form Michigan. So if you want to know more about it check out the UICA web page it doesn’t look half bad. That is if you can judge a band by its influences….. 5-7 $ bones to get in

Portable cinema is off this week but promise to return for the end of the month for their Grand Rapids Film Festival, more about that soon…

Friday September 16th The Eyekons gallery is opening in the old, old, old, Scavenger Hunt space…. This space has been empty for a while now and it is nice to see something moving back in. ( and I really am of the mind that you can’t have to many galleries, unless there isn’t anywere to eat…) The name if the show is listening with your eyes and the opening runs from 5-11 The artists are Rick Beerhorst, Ercic Nykamp, and James Quintin Young. ( Fulton Just up the hill from One Trick Pony.)

Saturday September 17th Seminar - "The Business of Filmmaking" This is put on by the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance which I don’t know all that much about it but I saw this, and thought hum looks interesting so the event is at Calvin College, Grand Rapids 10am - 3pm and you have to register so if you are interested check out the website at

*****Saturday September 17, 2005 The last time to catch this year’s Ionia Street Market… we have some great performers this weekend.. We attempted to complement the other things going on over the weekend in GR with our Diversity in the Heart theme, and we would really like to finish out with a strong end to the summer. so if you are interested in setting up a booth there is plenty of space. We are also finishing out our summer fundraiser Come down and check it out. There are a bunch of amazing prizes and tickets are only a dollar, so come on down hang out and enjoy the day. For more info check out our website

Lately Saturdays in GR have so much going on that you could literally just work your way across the city jumping from event to event.

So after you check out the Ionia Street Market, Grand Valley Artists is hosting the 4th Annual Fine Art On The Grand fine art fair on September 17, 2005. The hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, rain or shine. There are 80 vendors from Michigan and beyond. One thing to note this is a juried festival. And it takes place in our favorite little riverside park ( think portable cinema on Thursday and then ta da! Saturday Fine Art on the Grand. P.S. I think there is food too….

Yep and of course the Hispanic festival is this weekend where you can catch If you couldn’t catch Cabildo on Thursday this is your second chance Saturday, August 17th they are playing at the Mexican Festival on Calder Plaza at 3 PM


Speaking of street markets ect. Here is a Volunteer Opportunity the Eastown Streetfair is looking for some volunteers. So if you are interested, please contact Dana
Lovelady at danamlovelady[at]

Also, if you live in Eastown and are really looking to get involved there is a vacancy on the board, this is a great way to get involved in your neighbor hood get toy know your neighbors all that good stuff…. please contact Dana as well.

****If you are looking to start a new habit, get addicted to yarn. I am a crochet mad women, it is one of the most relaxing things to do so if you are looking to get into a new habit check out City Knitting in Eastown. It is a little hidden but I want everyone to know it is there because I love to knit and it is so good to have easy access to good yarn. City Knitting is located behind Wolfgang's at 423 Norwood SE, next to Clothing Matters and D. Marie's Cafe. They offer classes and all sorts of good stuff……… Hours: Tuesday Noon - 9:00 p.m., Wed, Thurs, Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. For more info call Lorilee Beltman at (616) 454-YARN

There are still 4 Artist Live/ Work Spaces open for rent ASAP . I saw all of the spaces yesterday and they are so freaking cool like, awesomely cool. The buildings are 106 South Division Avenue (Douglas Brothers Building) (open now). 120 and 122 South Division Avenue. And 126 South Division Avenue ( open November) . Right on Division across from the DAAC, within close proximity to the downtown GVSU campus, the Bus lines, Monroe Mall, and of course right in the Division Avenue Arts area. Rent is based on income but the lowest level is 17,900 a year, but that can be combined with another person. For more info, tours, or applications call Bobbie Vandermolen 454 0928 ext. 501

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