Free Radical is an annual art event that transforms storefronts, businesses, artist studios and galleries along South Division into host venues for art exhibitions. Dialogue between Artists, Curators and Viewers, will be fostered by the introduction of a documenter at each Free Radical venue. Documentation will be released the second night, and will vary venue to venue. Products may include photo essays, reviews, and in some cases actual exhibited art works. This year is the 10th anniversary of Free Radical and will include 25 venues, 192 artists, curators and documenters.
Free Radical / Avenue for the Arts Gallery Tours
Lead by an Avenue for the Arts guide the tour will feature insight into each Free Radical site as well as, South Division’s public art and historic buildings. At each space artists will discuss their artwork, the significance of the Free Radical and the changes to South Division.
Student / Members $5 (must present student ID at the tour)
Attend Free Radical on South Division, Fulton to Wealthy Street for opening night Friday October 26, 6-11pm and return for the closing reception + an opportunity discuss the Documentation on Friday November 2, 6-11pm.
The Avenue for the Arts provides excellent opportunities throughout the year to interact with the Grand Rapids art community. Follow Avenue for the Arts on Facebook for Free Radical updates and information on other events including, Urban Lights (December 8) and Art.Downtown (April).