Take the City in Stride

Spring into Art!

With the support of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc, you can enjoy FREE spring walking tours with an emphasis on art.  See why Grand Rapids is hailed as one of America’s most creative cities.  We’ll move through city center in hunt of significant public artwork, including the 42-ton Alexander Calder sculpture that symbolizes the city’s innovative spirit.  Oh, so many treasures!  We’ll discover an abundance of creative expressions, including murals, bronze statues, landscape art, an art museum, a tire swing, a split ring, a clock tower, an art & design school, an astronaut, an Avenue of the Arts, plus LOVE.  So much to see and so little time – so there are five routes – two east of the river, one west of the river, one in the Heartside neighborhood, and one in the Monroe North neighborhood.  You’ll find the activity physically and artistically stimulating.

Each walk meets at a different location:

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.  Meet at Rosa Parks Circle in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m.  Meet at Calder Plaza in front of Grand Rapids City Hall.

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m.  Meet in the middle of the Blue Bridge.

Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.  Meet on the south side of Hopcat.

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.  Meet at 555 Monroe North.

OR, join Caroline for seasonal favorites – year-round – through the continuing JOINT RECREATION DEPARTMENT walking tour series.  You register on one of six different local recreation department websites:  Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Rockford or Wyoming.  There is a fee of $20 for each walking tour; register and pay on any of the above websites.  You do not need to be a resident of these communities to register.
OR, to arrange for a private group tour or presentation at a day/time of your choice, contact Caroline.  She is the owner and sole employee… a wildly enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour ambassador who is as passionate about local lore as she is about fitness.

Run. Walk. Ride. Listen. Love Grand Rapids.