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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, families, pets and nature. She has also been the league photographer for a traveling soccer team. Her photos have appeared in the Rockford Squire and The Grand Rapids Press. Salyer says, “Photography is therapy for me. I love the energy my portrait sessions bring! Whether it’s people or pets, I love the fun and relationship building that goes into … [ 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: www.rogueriverartists.org Payment may be made online; via PayPal; or sent to: Rogue River Artists Association P.O. Box 251 Rockford, MI 49341 Membership Renewals must be made by March 6, 2014 or your name will be dropped from the Membership List! … [ 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 for 2014 with the possibility of a “run out” concert in Allegan. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Rockford Freshman Center in the band room from 7 to 9 pm. Formed in 1993 with 12 musicians, the Rockford Community Orchestra has grown each year, expanding its membership in 2012-2013 to include permanent wind, brass, … [ 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 grant is $12,000 for Operational Support awarded through the MCACA peer review process. The other grant is in the amount of $1,500 for Professional Development awarded through the regional Minigrant Program, administered by LowellArts!. This year, 428 applications were submitted to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2014 funding. When notified of … [ 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... ]

Art in the Community – Two Exhibits to Enjoy!

"A Winter Scene" Exhibit at Family Fare Cafe

As part of an Art in the Community effort to highlight Rockford student works, the Rogue River Artists Association encourages you to enjoy two exhibits currently showing in the Rockford area: A display of works created by Valley View Elementary … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Join Us for the 3rd Annual 2014 Snow Ball Dinner Dance!


Puttin’ On the Ritz! Dinner Dance Fundraiser: Tickets $50 Saturday, February 8, 2014 6 pm - 11pm Thousand Oaks Country Club Join Us for the Biggest, Ritzi-est Event of the Year! The Rockford Area Arts Commission invites you to join us for an … [ Click to Learn More... ]

Auditions for “Gone thru the Window”


Auditions for the Rogue River Community Theatre Company's (RRCTC) Spring 2014 production of "Gone thru the Window" will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm  at the North Rockford Middle School. Practices start the week of Feb 10, 2014 … [ Click to Learn More... ]

RAAC Seeking Board Members


Are you someone who enjoys and understands the value of arts and culture within a community? Would you like to become involved in "creating community" within the City of Rockford? The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) is looking for board … [ Click to Learn More... ]

2013 Rockford Community Holiday Concert this Sunday, December 8, 2013

RAAC Holiday Concert 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The Rockford Area Arts Commission proudly presents our annual Rockford Community Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3pm. The event takes place at the Rockford High School Fine Arts … [ Click to Learn More... ]