Craft House

Craft House was an event-based exhibition space located on the Avenue for the Arts in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Craft House provided exhibition opportunities and educational events to artists from 2013-2016.

Neighbor Gallery

Neighbor Gallery was a pop-up First Friday exhibition space that existed at 42 S. Division from October 2015 - April 2016. Neighbor Gallery was roughly a 15 foot square storefront with windows, connected to Craft House by a door, like adjoining hotel rooms. Curated by Kate Lewis, monthly events included visual art, music, and performance. Designed to incubate risk and collaboration, this project fostered discussion and community building.

Small groups of artists were selected to work together and given a topic to spark their collaborative adventure. Artists were encouraged to work across media. There was an emphasis on documentation, taking the discussions deeper into a more active relationship between art and its social environment.

Collaborators were expected to transform the space into an inter-sensory aesthetic experience. Each member contributed their unique vision to create a focused response to the topic in a manner that meaningfully engaged the community.

 

Events:

'COiNSPIRE'

Friday April 1 (6-10p)

Saturday April 2 (2-7p)

CRANIUM collection pop-up

Visual Art: Dustin Coon & Lucas Schurkamp

'words on clay'

Saturday April 9 (noon - 9p) during Art.Downtown.

a solo exhibition representing over a year of Kate Lewis' investigation into words, ceramics & printmaking with 3 collaborative elements and live music.

Join us for the culmination of Neighbor Gallery events at 42 S.Division before the project takes flight, transforms, and pops up elsewhere.