Bend Gallery is a small, artist run contemporary art gallery which occupies the corner of Weston Street and Division Avenue in the heart of the Avenue for the Arts. Serving as a multi-use gallery, art studio, artist collective, and living space, the gallery exists to bring community events and affordable exhibition space to the Heartside Neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI.
Bend gallery supports and actively participates in First Fridays, a business and gallery hop on the South Division Corridor during the first Friday evening of every month. While the mission of the gallery is to support local artists living and working in the Grand Rapids area, there has also been an emphasis on bringing in artists and curators both nationally and internationally to utilize and exhibit in the space.
GOOD MANUFACTURING ART COLLECTIVE
We’re taking a short break from exhibitions to focus on housing our art collective, Good Manufacturing Art Co.
Read more about the group below!
Members pictured: Briana Trudell, Megan Constance Altieri, Erin Schaenzer, Madison Nicole May, Egan Franks Holzhausen (past member), Amber Bledsoe, and Zachary Trebellas. Not pictured: Kimberly Mills.
Good Manufacturing Art Co. is an art collective which works from Bend Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The group is composed of 8 artists who create connections between their works which utilize a variety of mediums.
Through group critiques, exhibitions, workshops, and networking opportunities, the Good Manufacturing Art Co. pulls together a handful of artists living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan to offer a support system for each other and their personal and collective endeavors.