The Local First Coffee Hour events are a casual opportunity to connect with member businesses, hear about our upcoming programs, and learn how to build an economy that puts people first. We host them monthly with the support of Bloom Credit Union.
Host highlight: Madcap Coffee is committed to buying, roasting, retailing, and wholesaling specialty coffees. They believe that to do this well, they must build strong relationships with all of the people who participate in bringing coffees to their roastery.
Safety expectations: We’d like to continue meeting monthly, in-person for our Coffee Hour events. To safely do so, event attendees are expected to adhere to current CDC recommendations:
Local First will also provide hand sanitizer.
We hope you'll join us for good coffee and good conversation!
Each evening, a total of 25 musicians, caricature artists, dancers, balloon twisters, and more line 8th Street to perform for the pubic for free! The Street Performer Series is free to attend, but tipping the performers is highly encouraged! Each Thursday night this summer will also feature a special guest performer, including jugglers, aerial acrobats, magicians, hip-hop dancers, and stilt-walkers! And don't forget that the Downtown Holland Social District is now open during special events, so you can "sip while you stroll" during the Street Performer Series.
Join us for an Introduction to Design Thinking Training! This two-day event, led by the Further Degree Design Team, will provide you with the mindset, framework and the set of tools you need to put the humans and their context at the heart of your innovation efforts.
This is a very hands-on training, and you will learn by doing. Throughout the day you will work with a team, utilizing a four-part framework to discover, analyze, create and develop a contextualized customer-focused product or service.
Introduction to Design Thinking is a two-day training in Grand Rapids, Mi where you'll learn practical tools for human-centered design, held in person at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday August 30th 9 am - 4 pm
Wednesday August 31st 9 am - 4 pm
Who is this training for? Anyone looking to sharpen their creative problem-solving skills. This training presumes no prior experience with Design Thinking. It’s designed for learners at every level and every profession.
Learn more through the tickets link!
The purpose of Liberation Saturdays is to create a community safe space facilitating restorative collective healing and radical joy.
We will be featuring :
Health and wellness activities
Live art performances
Lets Grow workshops
A pop-up farmers market by South East Market, and a giveaway for the first attendees to get healthy fresh food along with other resources.
Until September 1, 2022, all Fiction books in the Friends Book Store located on Level 3 of the Main Library are 3 for $1.00.
Circle Theatre's upcoming 2022 Main Stage productions include the musical RENT; comedy The Play That Goes Wrong; musical The Music Man; play On Golden Pond; sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors; Circle Theatre will also be welcoming back their family-friendly Magic Circle production in partnership with Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Circle’s unique and diverse Summer Concert Series performances include Get Ready: The Music of Motown, Divine Divas: Iconic Women of Pop, Soul Groove: The Hits of Soul and R&B, Under Pressure: The Music of Queen and David Bowie, along with a variety of Pop-Up Concerts. All performances will be held at Circle Theatre, located at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.
The 2022 Circle Theatre season will kick off with their annual Season Kick Off party Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond, April 15 and 7pm. Kick off Circle’s 2022 season in style - Bond style! Nobody Does It Better, is a one-night fundraiser soiree to support the on-going commitment Circle Theatre has to enriching, educating, and entertaining West Michigan through exceptional performing arts. Enjoy drinks, food, and a night of music featuring the iconic songs made famous by the James Bond films. This highly anticipated night of entertainment brings together theatre enthusiasts, accomplished performers, and visionary supporters to make a lasting impact on the performing arts.
Tickets, memberships, and season details can be found at circletheatre.org.
Main Season is here! From now until October 29, join the community at Fulton Street Farmer's market every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday to support dozens of local vendors. Fresh finds and fun folks await!
LowellArts holds a variety of events for lovers of visual and performing arts - from gallery exhibitions, to theatrical productions, to live music concerts!
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm, (July 9 thru August 13), Saturday 12pm - 5pm.
Learn more on our website: lowellartsmi.org
The Kids Activities at the Holland Farmers Market are back! Every Wednesday beginning June 15, families are invited to enjoy free activities at the Market from 9:30 am - 11:30 am through August 17. The Kids Activities begin with Market Story Time hosted by the Herrick District Library, followed by a fun, hands-on, and educational activity hosted by a local business or community organization. A parent/guardian must remain onsite, but families can drop-in anytime!
Starting in April we will be opening up our space on the first Tuesday of every month for you to take time to yourself and journal. What does that look like? Whether you're working on art journaling with markers, paint, or colored pencil or a classic journal, it's a time to gather with fellow creatives.
Space will be limited so please stop in to sign up or let us know over social media if you'll be joining.