First Friday Art – March 2021

Spring is in the air! Grand Rapids Arts is looking forward to getting back to monthly art walks with some outdoor events later this spring and summer. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can still get your First Friday art fix thanks to our local artists and organizations.



MAC is presenting two new exhibits for March. In the MacRostie Gallery, Jesse Dermody’s exhibit “Strange Forms” is on display. It’s a collection of driftwood and found object sculptures that he creates from materials gathered on his daily walks. And in the Minnesota Gallery is a celebration of National Youth Art Month. Students from Mrs. Kragthorpe’s 8th grade art class at RJE Middle School are showing their pop art tempera paint portraits and pottery done in a study of Greek functional forms.

View the exhibits in the galleries, Wednesday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm or online at anytime!



The Reif Center presents a new Video on Demand performance of “Peter and the Wolf” — a musical treat for all ages. Based on Sergei Prokoviev’s classic piece, the performance is  directed by Pedro Oviedo of the Itasca Strings Program and performed by the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program. Guest musician Evgeny Zvonnikov has performed this famous piece as concertmaster in orchestras in his native Russia and performs as concertmaster of our Grand Rapids based community orchestra. Steve Jaeger from the Grand Rapids Players narrates and brings his own special style and charm to the story.

Members of the public can purchase a virtual ticket and watch online through March 31.



Find opportunities for people of all ages to create art in the Itasca area through Community Education. Their website includes a listing of current creative arts and crafts offerings for adults and youth.