Countdown to Project 1


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The excitement is growing for the start of Project 1 by ArtPrize, which kicks off this Saturday! So, we’ve invited Artistic Director, Kevin Buist, to come in and help us preview everything that’s going on.

Don’t miss the launch of Project 1: Crossed Lines. Join the community for the Opening day Celebration featuring performances by cellist Jordan Hamilton and BANDALOOP. Along with the US premiere of Drag Syndrome, presented by DisArt.

  • 12:00  12:10 PM
  • Smart Art Winner Announcement
  • 12:15  12:40 PM
  • Ribbon Cutting, BANDALOOP, Grand Rapids Ballet
  • 1:00  2:00 PM
  • MLK Community Celebration 2:00  5:00 PM

MLK Park Schedule

  • 2:00  2:45 PM
  • Enjoy a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul and classical music by cellist Jordan Hamilton.
  • 3:00  3:45 PM
  • Join in a conversation with Project 1 artists Heather Hart and Amanda Browder and Nicole Caruth, independent curator and writer.
  • 4:00  4:45 PM
  • Experience a hip hop set by Grand Rapids’ Hip Hop MC, Lady Ace Boogie.

Tanglefoot Opening Night, Presented by DisArt

Opening day concludes with a can’t-miss drag show by London’s Drag Syndromethe first US performance by the award-winning group, an artist panel, and an afterparty with GR Soul Club. The performance is organized by DisArt.

  • 5:00 PM
  • Join artists Paul Amenta and Ted Lott in conversation with Jill Vyn and Chris Smit from DisArt and Dan Cameron, independent curator at Critical Infrastructure
  • Disability Drag Show
  • Wealthy Street Theatre
  • Tickets required
  • 9:30  12:00 am
  • End the night back at Tanglefoot with GR Soul Club
  • Sunday, Sept 8

End Project 1 by ArtPrize’s opening weekend by joining us for our final artist talk at 37 Ottawa Ave NW (ground floor).

  • 11:00 am
  • A conversation between artist Olakelan Jeyifous and Larry Ossei-Mensah

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