Grand Rapids First Friday March 2017 - Smokin Js

Grand Rapids First Friday March 2017

  03/10/2017 at 20:18 pm



Each month the Grand Rapids location hosts a featured artist to show their art for the Avenue Of The Arts’ First Friday event.  We are extremely happy to be a part of the local art community and to be able to show off some glass art while experiencing many different forms for ourselves.  The Avenue of the Arts has been running the First Friday program as a way to bring the community together and to show off the amazing talent on Division Ave in Grand Rapids.  The gallery hop runs from 6 to 9 on the first Friday of every month but the artist keeps their art on the wall for the rest of the month to help get some recognition from the local community. The featured artist for March was Blue Guru Gallery.

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Blue Guru Gallery is Brian Vandermaiden, a local artist and entertainer.  He uses a mix of pen work and colored pencils to give his art a unique pop.  Each piece is a quasi-psychedelic look at the world around him, a reflective look at his own life. Brian does live art during local music shows, which has helped increase his following. He is also available for commission work or any of his pieces are for sale.  The contrast from light to dark in his work makes a good addition to the Grand Rapids store.

The next First Friday event will be on April 7th with the Art Downtown event on April 8th, so stop in and see what we have in store.

By Keesy
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  jay@smokinjs.com