Artist Demos
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demos

LG Live Art Demos 12-4pm
Visit us in Grand Rapids & watch SIX of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Marissa Voytenko

  • David Huang

  • Cara O’Brien

  • Saul Gray-Hildenbrand

  • Justin Kellner

  • Elaine Tolsma Harlow

Join LaFontsee Galleries Saturday, July 20th for LIVE artist demos! You won’t want to miss seeing these enormously talented artists at work.

WHEN: Sat, July 20th 12-4, WHERE: 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506.
For more information call 616-451-9820.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Artist Demos
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demos

LG Live Art Demos 12-4pm
Visit us in Grand Rapids & watch FOUR of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Kathy Mohl

  • Eric Wieringa

  • Elizabeth Brandt

  • Linda LaFontsee

Join LaFontsee Galleries Saturday, September 14th for LIVE artist demos! You won’t want to miss seeing these enormously talented artists at work.

WHEN: Sat, September 14th 12-4, WHERE: 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506.
For more information call 616-451-9820.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Holiday Boutique Pop Up & Artist Demos
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Boutique Pop Up & Artist Demos

Boutique Pop Up & Poster Print Sale 11-4pm
Join a diverse and talented group of local makers from LaFontsee Boutique for a limited time pop up. Makers will bring an expanded selection of their work not normally found in the boutique inventory.
Bring your friends and family to support your local artisans.

LG Live Art Demos 11-4pm
Visit us in Grand Rapids & watch THREE of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Jean Allemeier Boot

  • Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • Christy DeHoog

WHEN: Sat, December 14th 11-4
WHERE: 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506
For more information call 616-451-9820

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Boutique Pop Up & Poster Print Sale
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Boutique Pop Up & Poster Print Sale

Boutique Pop Up & Poster Print Sale 12-4pm
Join a diverse and talented group of local makers from LaFontsee Boutique for an indoor and outdoor market! Makers will bring an expanded selection of their work not normally found in the boutique inventory. The gallery will also have a poster sale with up to 75% off all poster prints, framed and unframed!
Bring your friends and family to support your local artisans. Pop up artists include:

  • Mike Stearns (Woodworking)

  • Sue VanDame (Metalsmithing/ Jewelry)

  • Susan Kieffer (Stone Jewelry)

  • Deb Yon (Metalsmithing/ Jewelry)

  • Christine Bruno (Metalsmithing/Jewelry)

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Underground Concert Series - Alex Harding Organ Trio
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Underground Concert Series - Alex Harding Organ Trio

The Alex Harding Organ Trio with special guest J.D. Allen brings the burley baritone saxophone of Alex Harding together with the exploratory authority of now New York tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, accompanied by Jim Alfredson on organ and Djallo Djakate on drums.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students with a student I.D. and $25 at the door. Advance tickets available only from www.adventuremusic.org.

LaFontsee Galleries is wheelchair accessible.
 

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Revive & Solo Installation by Myles Bennett (Grand Rapids)
Apr
26
to May 24

Revive & Solo Installation by Myles Bennett (Grand Rapids)

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Opening reception Friday, April 26th 5-8pm

• “Revive” is a group show focused on renewal, new perspectives, and fresh new work from LG Artists.
• In addition to the group show, there will be a separate solo installation in the front glass gallery space by Brooklyn-based artist Myles Bennett. His works are completely unique. Imaginatively abstract, the canvases are dyed and the fibers partially disassembled. These works have a unique color combination, with a gestural vibe. Myles Bennett is currently working in a self-designed industrial studio in the vibrant Bushwick neighborhood

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. 
Exhibition on display through Friday, May 24th, 2019.

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Underground Concert Series - Geof Bradfield
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Underground Concert Series - Geof Bradfield

Chicago saxophonist and bass clarinetist Geof Bradfield returns to The Underground Series with his “Yes and…music for nine improvisers” featuring a roll call of top Chicago and New York jazz musicians in a new multi-movement work which Howard Reich described in the Chicago Tribune as “…music [that] finds continuity in the tonal glow of the ensemble playing, the subtlety of instrumental voicing, and the harmonic sophistication of everything these musicians have to offer.”

Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students with a student I.D. and $25 at the door. Advance tickets available only from www.adventuremusic.org.

LaFontsee Galleries is wheelchair accessible.
 

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Artist Demo (Grand Rapids)
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demo (Grand Rapids)

LG Live Art Demos 12-4pm
Visit us in Grand Rapids & watch FOUR of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Christy DeHoog

  • Michael Schaeffer

  • Katherine Bourdon

  • Cara O'Brien

Join LaFontsee Galleries Saturday, March 23rd for LIVE artist demos! The scrape of a palette knife, swift flick of a brush, the transformation of clay into mysterious marine lifeforms - you won’t want to miss seeing these enormously talented artists at work: Christy DeHoog, Michael Schaeffer, Katherine Bourdon, & Cara O'Brien WHEN: Sat, March 23rd 12-4, WHERE: 833 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506. For more information call 616-451-9820.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Underground Concert Series - Dave McMurray, Gayelynn McKinney & McKinFolk
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Underground Concert Series - Dave McMurray, Gayelynn McKinney & McKinFolk

The renowned jazz musician and multi-genre drummer Gayle McKinney of Detroit brings her family’s legacy of music education to Grand Rapids behind the release of her new album “McKin-Folk” (Detroit Music Factory). Aretha Franklin’s drummer since 2016, and leader of the Grammy nominated all female jazz group Straight Ahead, McKinney is the daughter of renowned jazz educator and pianist Harold McKinney.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students with a student I.D. and $25 at the door. Advance tickets available only from www.adventuremusic.org. LaFontsee Galleries is wheelchair accessible.

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Click Here to read Featured Article “Don Was, Dave McMurray, Continue Telling Detroit’s Story”
published in Detroit’s music related magazine Downbeat

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Hold Dear; Objects to Collect & Cherish (Grand Rapids)
Feb
15
to Mar 16

Hold Dear; Objects to Collect & Cherish (Grand Rapids)

Opening reception Friday, February 15th 5-8pm

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The day after Valentine’s Day, join us for a collection celebrating the sentimental. This show focuses on what we cherish, love, and hold dear. Referencing the tradition of cigar boxes being turned into keepsake boxes, participating artists have been asked to create a piece of art using a cigar box. There will be over 40 unique cigar boxes at the show, along with the latest artwork from our artists.

This is a group show. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

Exhibition on display through Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

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Artist Demo & Boutique Pop Up Shop (Grand Rapids)
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demo & Boutique Pop Up Shop (Grand Rapids)

LG Live Art Demos 12-4pm
Visit us at our Grand Rapids Gallery & watch FOUR of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Jean Allemeier Boot

  • Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • Eric Wieringa

  • Karin Nelson

Boutique Trunk Show 12-4pm
SIX talented Boutique Artists will participate in our pop-up trunk show, bringing items to the gallery that aren’t normally here. Check out these unique and limited items that are easy gifts for friends, family, or yourself! Artists include:

  • Jennifer Surine

  • Sue VanDame

  • Christine Bruno - Town Hall Studio

  • Lynne Tan

  • Bill Hillbrandt - Into the Wood

  • Dana Albrecht - Sacred Fiber Arts

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.

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Coalesce (Grand Rapids)
Nov
30
to Dec 29

Coalesce (Grand Rapids)

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Opening reception Friday, November 30th 5-8pm : Grand Rapids Gallery
Coalesce; to arise from the combination of distinct elements. Mingle with our artists, enjoy refreshments, and view art from a number of our 70+ artists.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. 
Exhibition on display through Saturday, December 29th, 2018.

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Underground Concert Series - Julien Labro and the Chanson Experiment
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Underground Concert Series - Julien Labro and the Chanson Experiment

Accordionist Julien Labro explores the beauty and lyricism of the French chansons as he revisits the sound of his childhood home Rodez in the south of France by modernizing the classic songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour and others in “Julien Labro and the Chanson Experiment.”

Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students with a student I.D. and $25 at the door. Advance tickets available only from www.adventuremusic.org.

LaFontsee Galleries is wheelchair accessible.

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Art On Center
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Art On Center

Join us for "Art on Center" a local gallery stroll. Seven galleries have come together to create a monthly event highlighting art in the area. Enjoy refreshments, music, (bubble machines) and more as you walk from location to location.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location will be open until 7pm.

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TOAST! (Douglas)
Sep
2
to Sep 30

TOAST! (Douglas)

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Visual Tour of TOAST!

Join us in Douglas for the reception of this group show, concluding our summer season. Also on this day from 12-4, watch as FOUR talented artists create works before your eyes:

  • Elizabeth Brandt

  • Saul Gray-Hildenbrand

  • Linda LaFontsee

  • Kathy Mohl

    Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. Exhibition on display through Sunday September 30th, 2018.

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Art On Center
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Art On Center

Join us for "Art on Center" a local gallery stroll. Seven galleries have come together to create a monthly event highlighting art in the area. Enjoy refreshments, music, (bubble machines) and more as you walk from location to location.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location will be open until 7pm.

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Art On Center
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Art On Center

Join us for "Art on Center" a local gallery stroll. Seven galleries have come together to create a monthly event highlighting art in the area. Enjoy refreshments, music, (bubble machines) and more as you walk from location to location.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location will be open until 7pm.

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Slightly Obsessive (Douglas)
Jul
6
to Jul 29

Slightly Obsessive (Douglas)

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Opening reception Friday, July 6th 5-8pm
View a collection of meticulously crafted sculptures, paintings, etchings, drawings and vessels that capture the artist's commitment to their vision through their unusually high level of detail.

Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. Exhibition on display through Sunday July 29th, 2018.

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Artist Demo (Douglas)
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Demo (Douglas)

LG Live Art Demos (1-5pm) & Local Art Stroll "Art on Center" (6-8pm) 
Visit us in Douglas & watch FOUR of our talented artists creating works before your eyes:

  • Jean Allemeier Boot

  • Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • Maureen Nollette

  • Elaine Tolsma Harlow

Beginning at 6pm, check out the local gallery stroll "Art on Center". Seven galleries have come together to create a monthly event highlighting art in the area. Enjoy refreshments, music, (bubble machines) and more as you walk from location to location. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free. LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location will be open until 7pm.

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Underground Concert Series: Clarinetist Ben Goldberg & Keyboardist Michael Coleman
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Underground Concert Series: Clarinetist Ben Goldberg & Keyboardist Michael Coleman

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg and keyboardist Michael Coleman present "Practicioner", a mind-blowing psychedelic collage of duet recordings from Steve Lacy's "Hocus Pocus." Don't miss what's sure to be one incredible acoustic trip!

Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students with a student I.D. and $25 at the door. Advance tickets available only from www.adventuremusic.org. LaFontsee Galleries is wheelchair accessible. 

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Book Signing Event
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Book Signing Event

THE LAKE MICHIGAN MERMAID
by Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen is making a splash this month!
Foster and Oomen tell a gripping tale in poems of a young girl's desperate search for guidance in a world turned upside down by family and economic upheaval.
Accompanied by Meridith Ridl's hauntingly beautiful illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender story of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water.

You can find the authors reading and signing copies at LaFontsee Galleries on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30

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30 YEAR SHOW, "COLLECTIVE"
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

30 YEAR SHOW, "COLLECTIVE"

LaFontsee Galleries turns 30 this year & we’re putting together a show to celebrate!
This show opening will be above and beyond including live music, refreshments, fabulous ART, and more. Join us, our artists, and our friends in the community ~ everyone is welcome! This event commemorates 30 years, but also, it’s a way for LaFontsee Galleries to honor & thank the phenomenal community it serves. You won’t want to miss it! The show features fresh works by all gallery artists. Exhibition running through April 1st, 2018.

 

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February Donation
Feb
1
to Feb 27

February Donation

In celebration of our 30 years in business we are giving back to the community that supports us by donating 5% of our February retail art sales to some pretty awesome kids’ art programs in Grand Rapids. The following two non-profit organizations have been selected for their incredible outreach programs and the ongoing needs of the kids they serve:

The Cook Arts Center is run by Grandville Avenue of Arts and Humanities. They provide high-quality programs in the arts (music, dance, theater, visual arts and pottery) to give children and adults an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the arts. In addition to a wide array of after-school classes, the Arts Center offers drop-in art activities, summer programs, field trips, and winter and summer break programs. At the end of each session, students proudly showcase their work to their families and the community at recitals held at the Cook Arts Center.

Artists Creating Together empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts. ACT provides art and creative expression programming that enriches the lives of people with and without disabilities in every corner of West Michigan. They offer apprenticeship programs, youth studio art, art residencies, early childhood art exploration, enrichment programs, an annual festival display and so much more to help enrich the lives of their students.

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Preserved!
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Preserved!

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan presents "Preserved!", hosted by LaFontsee Galleries, a special collaboration that tells the story of conservation in West Michigan through art. View a collection of paintings, photography, and ceramics created by thirteen Michigan artists and inspired by protected natural areas in West Michigan. 

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