“Art at the Market” will give neighborhood artists exposure during ArtPrize
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market will host “Art at the Market” during market hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 900 Fuller Ave. SE 49506. The date was chosen to coincide with ArtPrize as participating as an artist in this event is not always accessible to artists from the Market’s neighborhoods or neighbors living nearby. Also, the neighborhood has many accomplished artists in its midst. Art at The Market will provide them an opportunity to showcase their talents, inspire their neighbors, and share any messages that their art expresses.
Artists are welcome to show up with their art, their own table/display and chairs, a tent (optional), and their own payment options. Artists will not have to pay a vendor fee on Sept. 18. All art displayed must be suitable for viewing by families with young children per the market manager’s determination. Art expressing a social justice message is strongly encouraged.
The Southeast Area Farmers Market will also host three community partners on Sept. 18:
- Creative Youth Center will share information on its writing programs and young authors’ works.
- Grand Rapids Red Project will share information on harm reduction, HIV/AIDs, and substance abuse disorder.
- Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program will share information and resources to help homeowners prevent fires.
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Meet your neighbors! Double your SNAP dollars! Eat healthy!
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At 12:30 p.m. Saturday July 24, the Southeast Area Farmers Market will offer a free yoga class with Flip Dog Yoga! The class is part of our Market Moves event.
“We help you find the form of the pose that makes sense for your body,” said instructor Nick Dobkowski. “Yoga is a time to quiet your mind and notice what is going on in your body—that takes the practice from something that is being done to you to something you are doing.”
We will also be welcoming community partners, Consumers Energy Helping Neighbors and Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market provides a wide variety of local produce, cottage kitchen foods, personal care items, crafts and ready-to-eat foods. Our vendors are primarily women of color, home growers and residents of OKT’s targeted neighborhoods. In addition to providing access to healthy food, the market hosts meal preparation activities, workshops and guests from community organizations.
We welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and many other assistance and coupon programs. How the Double Up Food Bucks Program Works
The Grand Rapids African American Arts and Music Festival invit4es you to enjoy a different activity each month. Free food! Ice Cream! Live DJ. Games and a themed activity!
Join your community at the park!
Join our Chef, Registered Dietitian, a nice group of moms and others to talk about cooking and eating healthy.