T-H-U-R-S-D-A-Y … Night! 

On Oct. 20, ArtRat Gallery joins with our fellow downtown businesses for Avenue for the Arts’ monthly Third Thursday shop and stroll. And with a treat bag of other Thursday events in our neighborhood, ArtRat will be just one stop in a complete evening of entertainment — most of it free, and all within a block’s walk!

Weston Parking Ramp in Grand Rapids.
Parking: Just 350 feet away is the Weston Commerce Ramp (18 Weston St. SW) — less than a minute's walk from your car to our gallery. This 750-space garage is open 24/7. It costs $4 for two hours, $15 to park all day, and $10 to park all night.





Interior of Little Space Studio (Daytona Niles)
Little Book Fair: From 5pm to 9pm, Little Space Studio (111 Division Ave. S) is hosting a book and zine fair to highlight local authors and illustrators for Book Month. Roll up and score some fresh reads! 



Artist-in-residence Brandon Copeland at 106 Division Ave. S.

“Home Is a Garden”: The Thing to Do Thursday is a weekly art and performance series located at 106 Division Ave. S and curated by Dwelling Place Artist in Residence Brandon Copeland. This Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm, Afro-Latino artist R.R. Tavárez introduces his latest photo series with a gallery opening that includes a poetry reading by Josiah Bostrom.

Visitor to The Hai-Cuu Experience. (Kevin Coger)

The Hai-Cuu Experience: Running 6pm to 8:30pm at ArtRat Gallery (46 Division Ave. S), this week’s edition of the celebrated hip-hop poetry event is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The mission of the event, created by hip-hop artist Cuu JoSama in conjunction with Kenneth Cortez Productions: to increase awareness about breast cancer in a community that has often been underserved. Come to this free event and claim your voucher for a free appetizer with purchase right across the street at Rockwell Republic!


Interior of GRNoir Wine & Jazz.
DJ Martin Avila featuring percussionist Hugo Claudin: Finish your night at GRNoir (35 Division Ave. S), the city’s coolest wine and jazz bar. Savor fine vintages and small plates (try the Jazzy Shrimp!) while you enjoy live music in elegant surroundings!