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“Be an Olympian for the Arts” – 11th Annual Summer Arts Camp

2011 Rockford Summer Arts Camp

The Actors del Arte Ensemble will presents their 11th annual Summer Arts Camp in Rockford, from July 21-24th, 2014 at North Rockford Middle School. This year's theme is Be An Olympian For The Arts. The camp offers classes in Visual and Performing Arts for children K-12th grades, taught by accredited teachers. Acting, Dance, Singing, Music, Improv, Photography and Artwork galore!!! Come and join the fun - now registering girls, boys and teens. Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday July 21, 22, 23, 24, 2014 9am - 2pm The big Showcase event will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Casting Call for Cheaper by the Dozen!


Summer 2014 Theatre Production of Cheaper by the Dozen Rogue River Community Theatre Company Board Member and Long Time Actress, Shannon Rop, will be directing this family classic! Auditions: June 10 and 11, 2014 (possible call-backs) at North Rockford Middle School from 6:30-8:30pm. Show dates: August 7, 8, 9, 2014, also at North Rockford Middle School. Contact us via email: RRCTCRockford@gmail.com,  RRTC Facebook page - or 616-951-4671. Cost: $40.00 per child, beginning level acting lessons included in rehearsals as well as show t-shirt. $20 adults (18+) t-shirt and 2 show … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Grillapalooza Event Draws Big Crowd With Grilling Demos, Food Samples and Local Art Group Activities

Crowd gathered at Grilling Demonstration

Partly sunny skies greeted crowds on Saturday as people walked the grounds of Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch enjoying the annual Grillapalooza event featuring grilling demonstrations, food sampling and guest grillers. Each year the Havemeier family, owners of Herman’s Boy Inc., donate a Big Green Egg grill & smoker to a local nonprofit organization as the prize in a fundraising raffle. This year, the Creative Art Center - Rockford dba Rockford Area Arts Commission was the lucky recipient of that donated Big Green Egg called the “Ultimate Cooking Experience”. Numerous local art groups showed … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Call for Entries – F.A.R.M. Exhibition


For complete details and entry forms - visit: http://www.lowellartsmi.org/#!farm-exhibition/c11tn DEADLINE: May 1, 2014 Postmark deadline for CD’s or email deadline for JPEG images ENTRY FORM An exhibit of artwork exploring the changing role of the modern farm in America: June 4 – August 17, 2014 The LowellArts! Gallery Committee is seeking exciting, innovative, and exceptional artwork on the topic of farming and agriculture. Embracing the area's rural roots, the F.A.R.M. exhibition will be juried and will create a contemporary context for exploring the changing role of the modern … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Help Establish an ARTS CENTER in Rockford!


Help Establish an ARTS CENTER in Rockford - and And You Could WIN A Big Green Egg Grill & Smoker $25 Raffle Tickets Only 200 Tickets for Sale! 100% of all Proceeds Benefit Creative Art Center-Rockford dba Rockford Area Arts Commission BUY … [ Click to Learn More... ]

New Exhibit at Diana’s Café Features Photographer Karen Salyer

Photography by Karen Salyer

The rustic brick wall of Diana’s Café on Main Street in downtown Rockford has a new exhibit featuring local photographer Karen Salyer, the owner of Karen J Photography in Belmont. Salyer’s photography encompasses many realms – high school seniors, … [ Click to Learn More... ]

It’s Renewal Time for Rogue River Artists!


The Rogue River Artists Association (RRAA) would like to remind folks Membership Renewals are due and payable for 2014. Individual membership is $25.00 Family membership is $40.00 Membership forms are found on the RRAA web site at: … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Rockford Community Orchestra Seeks Additional Players

Photo by Tom Scott

The Rockford Community Orchestra, made up of players from throughout the West Michigan area, is looking for additional musicians, especially strings, brass and percussion, for the upcoming spring session. Two spring concerts in Rockford are scheduled … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Rockford Area Arts Commission is Awarded Two Grants


Rockford Area Arts Commission is Awarded Two Grants from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs The Rockford Area Arts Commission has been awarded two grants from the State of Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). One … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Photographer Bill Brouwer Featured in New Exhibit at Diana’s Café

Exhibit by photographer Bill Brouwer

A new exhibit featuring local photographer Bill Brouwer is now on display on the beautiful brick wall of Diana’s Café on Main Street downtown Rockford. Brouwer has been a Rockford resident for the past 10 years and before that lived in the Grand … [ Click to Learn More... ]