Arts and Culture

Feature Story A customer orders at the Kuntry Cookin' food truck in Muskegon.

Success of Kuntry Cookin’ shows the power of community support


Feature Story Zeeland’s oldest and most beloved festival is back. Pumpkinfest is a 30-year tradition celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities.

Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest Barnyard Bash is back


Feature Story Mark Herman with his ArtPrize painting.
Feature Story Pianist Ralph Votapek

HSO kicks off season with classics


Feature Story The WMS’s Debut Strings string orchestra program performs in 2019. The proposed Tune Up program is also a string orchestra program, slated to begin in 2022 in Muskegon Public Schools, in collaboration with their IMPACT after-school program.

Symphony announces $5M campaign to build an endowment


Feature Story The Grand Haven lighthouse during a storm. (Todd Reed)
Feature Story Windmill Island Gardens is extending its 2021 season.

Windmill Island Gardens extends season amid record attendance


Feature Story Reyna Masko is the Tri-Cities Puentes Initiative co-chair.

Community Foundation grant lifts up program for Latinx leaders


Feature Story Pyramid Scheme

Transitioning back to indoor gigs: How local venues are adapting


Feature Story Spectators watch the 2019 Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm. (Mary Bale)

Grant helps Civil War muster expand, attract new talent


Feature Story The Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra (HCJO) is a professional jazz band based on the West Michigan Lakeshore.

Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra returns with live concerts


Feature Story Charles Elwood
Feature Story Bentley Weeks, 7, and Lori Appeldorn water the plants in the pockets of a Florafelt in the alley between 18th and 19th Streets along River and Central Avenues in Holland, Michigan, July 30, 2021.

Rally for the Alley transforms neighborhood, neighbors


Feature Story GRCC is sharing its collection of photographs by world-renowned artist and alumnus Peter Fink.
Feature Story Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia will be the soloist for the Holland Symphony Orchestra's opening show of the fall 2021 season.

Classics Up-Close brings orchestral music back to Holland


Feature Story Liv Butler is one of the mural artists for the Spring Lake Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design project.

Spring Lake murals celebrate creativity while hindering crime


Feature Story Spring Lake seniors Inez Allard, Haley Brosnan, Eleanor Vega and Victoria Airo spent the summer creating Spring Lake’s newest mural. 

Teen artists create mural to share ideas for a vibrant world