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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 … [Read 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 Rapids area all his life. Brouwer began learning … [Read 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 students entitled, "A Winter Scene" is now showing … [Read more...]

Rogue River Artists Team Up with New Kayla Rae Cellars Winery for Holiday Show


Kayla Rae Cellars opened November 2, 2013, just in time for the holidays in downtown Rockford, and the new winery is teaming up with the Rogue River Artists Association to present a brand new Holiday Show. The Opening Reception for “Light Up Your Holidays with Kayla Rae Cellars and the Rogue … [Read more...]

First Friday Art Walk – Rockford Switches Out for October Exhibits


The First Friday Art Walk  event, which launched in August, has grown with over 25 artists now registered to exhibit in venues all over downtown Rockford, Michigan. According to Linda Humbert, Chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission sponsored event, there are several new artists signing up every … [Read more...]

Local Photographer Tom Scott Exhibits at Diana’s Cafe

Photography Exhibit by Tom Scott

Photographer Tom Scott says, “I have lived in the West Michigan area all of my life, but my heart and soul has become a part of Rockford.” An exhibit of his photographs is now on display at Diana’s Café at 9 N. Main Street, downtown Rockford, and will run through October 14, 2013. Tom Scott says … [Read more...]

Call for Artists for “Freshly Framed!”

Freshly Framed Call for Artists sized for site

Art Reception on Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 - during the Rockford Harvest Festival This new event is in partnership with Thought Design, will feature plein air artists creating new original works starting at 9am in downtown Rockford. At 2pm all artists report in to the Thought Design venue to frame, … [Read more...]

First Friday Artwalk Rockford – September 2013


On the first Friday of every month, Rockford Michigan local businesses will have, on display, artwork from artists around the area. The following month artwork will change locations, and new art will be on display at the participating local businesses! Be sure to keep tabs on First Friday Art … [Read more...]

Works by Ruth Koster at Diana’s Cafe

Rogue River Artists' Association Member Ruth Koster is currently being displayed at Diana's Cafe at 9 N. Main Street, Rockford. The exhibit will run from August 19 to September 16, 2013. Ruth Koster is a local artist specializing in acrylic and watercolor paintings in a wide range of styles … [Read more...]

2013 Art in the Park


On Saturday, September 7th, 2013- the Rockford Area Arts Commission will present its annual Rockford Art in the Park exhibition. This juried art exhibition offers a charming setting along the Rogue River in the city’s Garden Club Park. Limited to 34 artists, the event draws exhibitors and patrons … [Read more...]