Rockford Area Arts Commission receives operational grant

Organization finances multiple artistic, musical endeavors The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs spread a little holiday cheer to Rockford this year in the form of a $6,000 grant to the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC). The money will be used to supplement the RAAC’s operating budget in 2012. The Arts Commission supports the […]

RAAC Christmas community concert enjoyed by all

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Photos by TOM SCOTT              

New event scheduled to kick off Ice Festival

The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) invites you to polish up your dancing shoes and capture the magic of a special evening they have planned for you. The inaugural Ice Festival Ball is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 and calls itself “the perfect date.” It is easy to see why with the highlights of this […]

Local business sponsors holiday program that gives back to community

Reds on the River partners with area nonprofits with gifts ‘that keep on giving’  When the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed and families turn their attention to the New Year, one local company will deliver gifts “that keep on giving” through six local charities. Reds on the River in Rockford has partnered […]

Art Capsule bigger, better despite rainy weather

Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard created this tribute to Rockford athletes. A young visitor to the studio admires the work.

Jeff Lewis, chair of the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the idea guy who came up with Rockford’s Art Capsule event, said more people voted on the 30 local art displays in 2011 than in the first year. “We had a thousand votes, which was more than last year,” Lewis said. This year’s event, […]