City Center Neighborhood – Events in the Heart of the City

The past decade has witnessed the rise of “Art Prize,” a two week celebration that attracts artists from around the world. The annual festival is one of Grand Rapids’ proud creations, and allows for the unique experience of discovering awe-inspiring exhibits across each corner of the city.

Each Fall, Art Prize attracts thousands of artist and onlookers with the certitude of incredible art displays, and City Center is the premier location for this event.

As Winter breaks and Spring is in full bloom, set your sights on LaughFest; by far Grand Rapids’ most hilarious event.

Hosted by Gilda’s Club, this ten day event attracts national comedians, with the sole mission of spreading laughter and raising money for a great cause. With all proceeds helping the Gildas Club of Grand Rapids, the festival attracts an average of 50 thousand attendees every year!

In an interview with John Gonzalez of MLive, Shawn Ruetz of Gildas Club explained that the donations raised during LaughFest amount to about, “ten to fifteen percent” of Gildas Club’s general operating budget.

“Laughfest allows us to bring a lot of visibility to Gildas Club, and allows us to be able to provide free cancer and grief support to our entire community.”

                   — Shawn Ruetz, Director of Development & Engagement

Living in a City Center Condo is a match made in heaven for the active metropolitan. Art Prize and LaughFest are just two of the hundreds of available events that this neighborhood has access to. At the center of it all, condos in the City Center mix the ambiance of a big city, with the appeal of Grand Rapids’ midwest charm. Contact us today to live in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids. 

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