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Art Beat

A weekly look at creativity, arts, and culture in southwest Michigan, hosted by Zinta Aistars.

Fridays in Morning Edition at 7:50am and at 4:20pm during All Things Considered.

John Corbett-Terri Kapsalis

Ellen Airgood co-manages a diner in Grand Marais, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with her husband Rick. She serves in multiple roles as waitress, pastry chef, and bouncer. Between and around all that, Airgood writes.

Courtesy The Moral Courage Project

If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that we live in a divisive, polarized time.

Courtesy Grandmothers of America

Two friends in Grand Rapids who are photographers wondered what the most powerful photograph they could capture would be.

Nathaniel Dalton

Dawn Newton always wanted to be a writer. She made that clear to her family as a small child, even as her father warned her that, “Writing is a big mistake. Be practical. Get into computer science.” But Newton followed her heart instead.

The Art Barn

Between the town of Fennville and the art community of Saugatuck, Michigan, is a barn that dates back to the 1880’s. You won’t find livestock there. You will find a world of color as you pull up.