Meet the Local Artists
Public Art Management and PlacementGrand Rapids Arts & Culture Commission
The Commission is a nine-member board. The purpose of the Arts and Culture Commission shall be to assist Grand Rapids to become a community in which arts and cultural activities: are recognized as vital components of community life, are valued and promoted for their economic benefits, and represent an integral part of Grand Rapids’ educational mission for young people.
Visual ArtLyric Art Colony
The Lyric Art Colony is a group of Artists with a love and appreciation for the Arts, and in particular, painting! The is open to all painters and meets every week. We offer space and time for artists of all painting abilities to gather, sit, paint & share; who could ask for anything more?
Michael Tonder - working with plate glass, kilns, and sandblaster - creates one-of-a-kind glass sculptures. Hand-cut from flat sheets of glass, each creation is carefully assembled, then fired in an electric kiln. After firing, the fused glass forms are then carved and etched to completion.