Local First Street Party: Fun For Everyone

There will be plenty to do at this year’s Local First Street Party; kids can enjoy interactive art projects and people of all ages can play giant yard games—all while enjoying live music!

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Join Reb Roberts, founder of Sanctuary Folk Art, as he leads younger participants through the exciting, creative process of making recycled art. Roberts will supply materials used in his own projects as an artist and encourage kids at the Street Party to explore the creative process. His work can be seen all over the Grand Rapids community within restaurants, businesses, and notable murals in the Heartside Neighborhood.

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Children and adults can also join Creative Engineer, Marco Riolo in creating chalk art at the Street Party. Riolo will encourage kids to draw murals regarding local activities through chalk expression. Riolo is an entrepreneur who launched Marco Riolo LLC Creative Engineering to provide services in graphic design, innovations, and resources to make any vision a reality. He plans to bring these skills to the Street Party to continue his mission to make the Grand Rapids area a more creative place.

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Downtown Grand Rapids has granted Local First permission to borrow giant family games to enjoy at the Street Party. This year’s event will have giant Jenga and the family favorite, giant Connect Four. In between dancing to the live music, and eating great local food, enjoy playing and creating art with your family and friends!

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