Area Art News

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9 a.m–4 p.m.
The Lake Odessa Area Arts Commission invites you to apply to our annual one-day fine arts and crafts festival. Now in its 43rd year, Art in the Park takes place on the grounds of Lake Odessa’s shady and picturesque Village Park.  Our show features 70+ unique fine art and craft booths, food booths, a children’s craft area, community art exhibit, door prize drawings, live musical entertainment, and the annual ParkPrize! Competition. Attendance is FREE. We promote our event on all regional and many state and national festival and visitor websites, advertise in local print publications, by direct mail, and social media. Learn more at

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Carmella Loftis
August 24–September 22
Reception: Thursday, September 7th, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Exhibit hours are 9–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. See Poster.

Guardian Gallery Lowell
In the month of September see the beautiful work of Charles LaRue entitled, “Detours Opening Up New Vistas”. This show will be up through the month of October. The Guardian Gallery Lowell is located in the Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes NE, Lowell, MI  49331.  The Franciscan Life Process Center is open during regular business hours.

Guardian Gallery Grand Rapids
September features the watercolors of Blythe Metternick Smith and Wilma Knoll. The name of the show is “Franciscan Friends”.  Blythe and Wilma have journeyed together enjoying and discovering life through art. This show will be up through October. The gallery is in the brick building furthest north in the complex that has the arched entryway.  Use the handicapped entrance next to the arched entryway. About 10 feet back from the door on the half wall to the right you will find a box with three buttons.  Push the “Franciscan Life Process Center” button. Someone will buzz you in. Go o the elevator and take it to the third floor.  Go right and then left.  Gallery is open Tuesday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Guardian Gallery
654 Davis Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504.

Terryberry Gallery at St. Cecilia’s
“What Fifty Looks Like: A Photography Retrospective by Stacy Niedzwiecki” is a diverse set of images by photographer Stacy Niedzweicki of Rockford, MI.  Reception for this show will be Friday, August 11 from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.  Terryberry Gallery is located in St. Cecilia’s, 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, and is open during regular business hours.

“Impressions” is the name of the show through October. Treat yourself to beautiful watercolor and pastel landscapes by Valentina Gregorieva. ICCF is located at 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, and is open during regular business hours. This show is on all three floors.

Dominican Center at Marywood
The Marywood Dominican Sisters will be displaying their work from July 1 through August 31. The reception will be August 13 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Frauenthal Center
The works of Evie Carrier and Randy Nyhof will be exhibited from August 7 until September 4. The name of this show is “Undefined.” Evie’s works of fragile beauty and bursts of color, and Randy’s refined penchant for surrealism provide an amazing series of moments of light and joy for viewers to experience. 425 W. Western Ave #200, Muskegon, MI 49440.

Lowell Arts
LowellArts Exhibition: Between Turbulence and Tranquility. The work by 9 exceptional artists from Michigan, including Casey Bemis, Rose Ellis, Kim Ensch, Hana Girdvainis-Sawyer, Dawn Hollister, Alyson Rodriguez Dells, Ogi Yanakiev, Diane Zoellmer and Cara O’Brien.
September 6–October 28. Be sure to visit the LowellArts! website ( to stay informed about the competitions and upcoming exhibits and activities.
LowellArts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331