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Music & Poetry Booking Now Open!
After years of finding our new spot, we are thrilled to reopen Music and Poetry Booking at 1553 Plainfield!! Head over to our MUSIC BOOKING PAGE to read more about how we'll be running...
"DAAC Fan Art" Exhibit Open Call for Submissions!
Calling all artists: we are so excited to request our first OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! On July 31, we will be holding the first art exhibit in the DAAC’s new space, and we want to...
June COVID Update
In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we wanted to communicate our stance on capacity and masks in light of the recent chances with Covid and the CDC. Here’s a quick update...
Tour the New DAAC That YOU Built
Dogtown Studio filmed & produced this tour of our new space with music by How to Live Together! Join the DAAC core committee members Charity Klein Lytle, Sal, Alison Christiansen,...
Programming Poll Results!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Programming Poll in February! Volunteers Harmony & Michael consolidated your responses into a special report. We had 90 people ages 11-67...
Rent the DAAC's Space!
Have you considered using The DAAC’s beautiful, newly-renovated space in the popular Creston neighborhood for your music video, podcast, livestream, band practice, or small socially-...
Take Our Programming Poll
We are interested in what you want to see in the new DAAC. Take the poll here!! DAACtopus art by Shanee Nadine
New Year = New Partnership
Written by Stovepipe: We are proud AND excited to announce our new partnership with Grand Rapids Autonomous Support System. So DAAC will work with G.R.A.S.S. We think these are two...
Thank You! But Please Help Us More
Written by Stovepipe: 2020 has been a hard year for all of us. It’s been especially hard for local venues. And the DAAC is not immune to this difficulty. That being said, we are...
These two organizations are partnering up.....
These two organizations are partnering up in an epic relaunch - Rapid Growth's coverage of our partnering with Gaia Cafe. Written by Grant Kammer
Local Spins: The DAAC is really back
Written by Ricky Olmos, read the article at Local Spins' website After seeking permanent space for years, the arts collective and all-ages venue has acquired and will renovate a...
REVUE: The DAAC Comes Back
Read the interview by Eric Mitts: The DAAC Comes Back: Beloved all-ages art and music venue is set to return with new Creston location
Popular music and art venue to reopen after years
Fox 17 covered our new home! Read More
Local Spins: The DAAC is Back
Local Spins writer Collen MacLauchlan covers our kick-off event, what we've been up to...
Cultured.GR - The DAAC is back
Holly Bechiri from Cultured.GR visited our temporary location and visited with board members Kylee and Charity. Read more here: https://cultured.gr/the-daac-is-back-58bf91b035a2...
The Rapidian - Back with Summer Programming
Read more from the Rapidian here: http://www.therapidian.org/daac-back-all-ages-summer-programming
Back at 333 Rumsey!
Yet again, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has kindly allowed us to do programming at the building June & July this year. We will also be partnering with Cultura...
GRFFF Fundraiser Movie Night and Silent Auction
Join us Friday July 1st from 6-10pm for the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival Movie Night and Silent Auction! It'll be our 2nd to last event at 333 Rumsey, so make sure to stop...
The DAAC’s New Digs: REVUE West Michigan
Mike and Charity talk to Eric Mitts of REVUE West Michigan about the temporary space provided by Habitat for Humanity and facilitated by SiTE:Lab. Read the full article here....
We'll now be hosting JAMNESTY 2016 - Benefit for Amnesty International by Atmospheric Promotions tomorrow during the day and a Sunday Funday Matinees this weekend. Come out for some...
Rebirth of the DAAC: Local Spins Article
Our own John Hanson guest wrote an article for Local Spins describing the DAAC's presence in the Grand Rapids music scene and what it means that we are reopening our doors. Read more...
Two upcoming dates you'll want to be aware of 1) We have decided to move up the BOARD ELECTIONS to next Tuesday, April 19 at the Rumsey location at 7pm. We need all the help we can get...
LadyFest GR 5 Is April 2
We are proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Annual LadyFest GR Doors at 12:00pm | all ages | $10 proceeds to benefit Girls Rock Grand Rapids Tickets are on sale now...
We're Moving In!
We are beyond thrilled to be working with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to utilize the Rumsey Street church building for some temporary programming this year. Tom & Paul at...
Rumsey CleanUp Day!
We have submitted a statement to Habitat for a proposed use of the Rumsey St church and are working towards moving in! The first clean-up weekend will be this Saturday 10am - 5pm....
Lets Talk GR Music Series
The "Let's Talk GR Music" discussions have been a great way to engage in what's happening in the music scene, what resources are available, and a way to meet new people. The fourth...
DAAC Update Meeting
Join us February 2nd at the Fed Galleries @KCAD for an open meeting to discuss what the DAAC board has been working towards the past two years with location and plans. We'll have some...
Shred & Skate at Camp H!
Shred & Shake is a three-part series presented by the DAAC. Held at Camp H, this event aims to provide a safe space to encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to try their hand...
Lamp Light Music Festival 2015 Starts Tomorrow!
It's that time of year again, the 4th Annual Lamp Light Music Festival is upon us! Tickets are available at Vertigo music for $30 & $35 DOS. ALL AGES! View the...
REVUE Cover Story!
The DAAC is this month's cover story in REVUE! Physical copies are available around town and a digital version HERE
DAAC Band Lotto Showcase TONIGHT!
Come check out the FIRST EVER DAAC BAND LOTTO SHOWCASE TONIGHT! Facebook Event PARTICIPANTS: 7:00 - All the Thyme in the World: Sophia Haralson / Ellita...
GRFFF! - Sunday Soup 18
Thanks to all the Sunday Soup attendees, presenters, everyone who contributed food, & congratulations to the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, our Sunday Soup GR #18 mini-...
Sunday Soup 18 Project Proposals!
Join us at The Fed Galleries at KCAD this afternoon from 4:30-7:00pm for THE RETURN OF SUNDAY SOUP!!! Project Proposals: 1.) The Lake Effects --> local band...
CALL For Sunday Soup Project Proposals!
Sunday Soup project proposals due (by midnight) July 18th! APPLY HERE! --> http://bit.ly/1LUSQGV
DAAC @The Fed Promo Video
Check it out on the KCAD vimeo page HERE
CALL FOR ARTISTS - DAAC Recording Studio
Interested in contributing a couple songs to a new DAAC mixtape? Contact our recording crew at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session at our studio in The Fed Galleries...
DAAC @The Fed feature on The Rapidian
Division Avenue Arts Collective will host its opening reception for DAAC@TheFed on June 19. The exhibition will run from June 17 until July 25 at Kendall College of Art and Design's Fed...
KCAD coverage of DAAC @The Fed
Despite the closing of its original home on the Avenue for the Arts in the summer of 2013, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) remains deeply committed to its mission of...
A New Era of the DAAC
DAAC @The Fed coverage on the ArtPrize blog. Read all about it HERE
GR Zine Fest Registration is LIVE!
REGISTRATION FOR GRZF 2015 IS LIVE!!! This year's Grand Rapids Zine Fest will be held on the last day of DAAC @The Fed July 25th 2015 from 12 - 6pm....
SASS FEST 2015
The day after our Opening Night of DAAC @The Fed we'll be co-hosting the Fourth Annual SASS FEST with our friends at Have Company! *Interested in volunteering, selling, or...
DAAC @The Fed
We're pleased to announce that this summer (June 17th - July 25th) we'll be setting up shop at The Fed Galleries @KCAD for a project we're calling "DAAC @The Fed." Throughout the...
GR Feminist Film Festival 2015!
Submit your short films to the second annual Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival now through July 1st!!
High Fives All Around!
What an incredible night! Thanks so much to Ken Heffner and the incredibly giving and hardworking staff at Calvin SAO, thank you to Kirk Harrington for all the work you did behind the...
Local Spins feature on La Dispute & the DAAC
"Grand Rapids was a different place for music when Jordan Dreyer was growing up. These days, between a handful of venues, you can find solid tunes pretty much any day of the week...
La Dispute/DAAC Benefit feature on Revue
"Rock bands with any sort of depth tend to sprout from unorthodox beginnings. The Ramones perfected its stage show at the gritty CBGB. The Velvet Underground preferred to get weird with...
Rumsey St. Project
Thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and Site Lab, The DAAC is going to be doing some programming in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood at a temporary location. *During...
We're excited to be a sponsor for this year's LadyfestGR! All proceeds of this year's event will go to help fund the good work of Girls Rock Grand Rapids!! Facebook Event...
Scope Me & The Click Photo Competition
Thanks to Scope Me, all the participating photographers and everyone who came out to The Click Photo Competition at the Rezervoir Lounge! Through donations and merch sales we...
Neutral Zone Field Trip
Today we took a trip with our friends at the Cook Art Center to visit The Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor. Thanks to John and staff for the great conversation and tour of the killer space...
Break It Down. Make It Better. Event
This Saturday, DAAC board member Mike Wolf will be facilititating two roundtable discussions for the Avenue for the Arts event titled Break It Down. Make It Better. Comparing Curatorial...
Local 432 Field Trip
DAAC board members, Charity & Mike, took a field trip to visit the good folks at Flint Local 432 today to talk shop and check out their awesome all-ages space. Thanks to Aaron, Joel...
La Dispute Benefit for The DAAC!
Join us and our friends La Dispute for a special benefit show April 7th at Calvin College's Covenant Fine Art Center! Click here for Ticket info...
So many thank yous to everyone who came out to the show last night! Thank you to the The Pyramid Scheme for hosting the show and Honest to Goodness Tattoo & Piercing for stepping up...
Brink Back the DAAC featured on Local Spins
Check out the "Bring Back the DAAC" feature on Local Spins! You can read the article and stream the podcast here.
Bring Back the DAAC feature on eightWest
DAAC Board Members John & Mike joined JOE on eightWest this morning to spread the word about the "Bring Back the DAAC" show this Saturday! Check out the video here...
To celebrate the launch of our new website we're going to be giving away 2 DAAC t-shirts printed by our friends at Citizenshirt! To be entered to win simply share our Facebook...
Brunch concert at the Birdhouse
Los Angeles songwriter Anna Ash will be stopping by Grand Rapids, Michigan on her tour through the region. Accompanied by up and coming local artist Van Lente, this concert will take...
Lamp Light Music Festival 2014
We're proud to once again sponsor the Lamp Light Music Festival this weekend in Easttown. Now in its third year, organizers have expanded programming to include several workshops and...
Dinderbeck Opens Studio to the Public
Way back in April 2010 these dudes were the recipients of the 2nd Sunday Soup GR mini-grant (hosted at the DAAC) to fund a new gallery & studio space in Grand Rapids. Its really...
Friends with Benefits Show at Billy's Lounge 9/28
Our friends are putting on a benefit show for us and the DIT community at Billy's Lounge this Saturday September 27 at 7:00pm. $5 will get you in! FEATURING!...
stART: a benefit for the Avenue for the Arts
Come on down to San Chez Bistro this Sunday to support and celebrate all the great programming of the Avenue for the Arts. Avenue artists (we'll be there!) will be there selling...
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival 2014
We're excited to be included as a sponsor for the Grand Rapids Film Festival this Sunday! Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!
Grand Rapids Zine Fest 2014
Very excited to participate in the second annual Grand Rapids Zine Fest this Saturday. See you there? (we will have many of the RocketHub rewards for all of you local supporters!)...
The Market on First Fridays
ATTN ALL RocketHub fuders & friends! We will be tabling outside of Have Company tomorrow night (5-9pm) during The Avenue for the Arts Market. Everything (*except the physical...
DAAC members share updates with the Rapidian
DAAC board members John Hanson, Marlee Grace, and Mike Wolf sit down with Rapidian contributor Dan Steenwyk to discuss the DAAC's recent crowdfunding campaign: ...
The Importance of Doing-It-Together
DAAC Board Member Justin Majetich reports on the recent activity of the DAAC and how the collective is working with Do-It-Together Grand Rapids (DIT GR) and Lamp Light Music Festival to...
Whoa! What an exciting month! To everyone who donated to our RocketHub campaign, attended one of our fundraising shows, and sent private donations we'd like to say Thank You, Thank You,...
Featured on West Michigan Indie Podcast
Check out this podcast by West Michigan Indie on The DAAC, Do-It-Together Grand Rapids, and the importance of all-ages, DIT spaces! From the episode description...
Why All Ages Matters
"It’s a space where freshman kids at City High School can start a band and BOOK THEIR OWN SHOW... Can you imagine what the world would be like if more kids put down drugs and stopped...
Happy Valentines Day!
48% ($9246) of our goal raised in 30 DAYS!! 11 DAYS TO GO!! Join us TONIGHT (8pm) at the Waffle Haus for a special Valentines Day celebration! Its gonna be great & every...
Giving Is Easty As 1, 2, 3
With the help of 100+ RocketHub funders, 100s of house show attendees and 1 generous private donation we have raised a combined $8891 in 27 days!! There are 14 days to go, and 3 easy...
RapidGrowth G-Sync Article on The DAAC's Next Steps
Our friend Tommy Allen at Rapid Growth Media posed many though-provoking questions on The DAAC's next steps in his piece for G-Sync. Read it here. ...What...
40-Day FUNdraiser on RocketHub!
This is it! 2014! After what turned out to be a total bummer of a year, we’re excited to start anew and bring back the DAAC! In order to do that, we’ll need a lot of help. So to...
Dave Bixby mini-solo tour
In a mini, solo tour, legendary 1960s loner folk musician Dave Bixby returns to his home state for three performances. His shows, travels and interactions, as well as his fans’...
DAAC + Fractured Atlas
Great news! The DAAC is now officially a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. As the country’s largest art fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas supports artists of all kinds by...
3rd Annual SASS Fest!
HAVE COMPANY & THE DAAC PRESENT : THE THIRD ANNUAL SASS FEST A CELEBRATION OF DOING IT TOGETHER AND HANDMADE GOODS! zines. prints. crafts. vintage. & so much...
2nd Annual Lamp Light Music Festival
Lamp Light from Lamp Light on Vimeo. We're so excited to sponsor this great music festival! Visit the website and order your tickets today! ...
The DAAC presents: LAKE & Person, Place, or Thing
Just cause we don't have a space doesn't mean we can't still support touring bands! Join us tonight at Mexicains Sans Frontieres to welcome back LAKE & Person, Place, or Thing (...
Dear Friends and Neighbors, We come to you with a heavy heart. We have recently learned that our long-standing home at 115 S. Division has been sold. This news is very sudden and...