We love unframed canvas. We do. We love it so much that we decorate with it everywhere – the Studio, our offices, our homes. And when it comes to the modern look of an unframed canvas painting, Grand Rapids is totally in on the trend. But sometimes the elegance and class of a frame just can’t be beat. Our lead artist is currently renovating her house in a simple but beautiful neutral country house style, and shared with us this tutorial for a totally easy and affordable frame that works for any canvas – and budget!
Grand Rapids is Michigan’s little-big city, with a cozy estimated population of just 196,445 people in the city proper. Despite its size, Grand Rapids is a hub of activity, known for its support of arts and culture and its famous craft breweries. Just like in any city, however, there are always nights when you and your friends sit around, bored, searching for something to do. No worries! Here are a few girl’s night ideas in Grand Rapids to get excited about:
As we settle into cooler weather after an unseasonal heatwave, we finally feel like fall is here to stay. The cool air and bright, warm colors always inspire us to be creative, and with holiday entertaining coming up, we’ve put on our crafting caps to get ready. We picked out some autumn crafts that we’re definitely going to use this season – check them out and try them with us!
Bamboo Studio is going on an exciting new adventure!
Starting October 2nd, Bamboo Studio is partnering with West Michigan Tabletop Gamers to offer a fun and unique new class. Miniature figurines are tiny, versatile pieces of art: used in board games, tabletop roleplaying games, panoramas, or just for display, these remarkably detailed figurines just need a little paint to come to life!
Bamboo Studio opened on July 3rd, 2015 with a bang! Our very first class was packed with people celebrating both the opening of our paint studio and Independence Day. This year, for our second anniversary, we’re continuing our tradition with two special Fourth of July classes: for kids, Bang! Boom! Sparkle! is a flashy, fun painting with a lot of room for creativity (and glitter!). In the evening, we’re offering Grand River Fireworks, our favorite for July 4th.
Being located in Grand Rapids is wonderful and fun for many reasons, but one of our favorites is how much Grand Rapidians love art! Downtown Grand Rapids is home to the award-winning Grand Rapids Art Museum, Kendall College of Art and Design, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. The city also boasts an impressive array of other museums, concert venues, performance halls, and schools – not to mention the incredible Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park on East Beltline. Nowhere does this local love of the creative shine more brightly than at Festival of the Arts, a Grand Rapids annual tradition for almost 50 years.
We are a finalist for the Celebrated Service Award, and you can help us win a year of advertising for our little studio!
Text BAMBOO to: 22333
You can vote both ways, two votes! We appreciate everyone who has painted with us and supported us through our first year of business, we hope this opportunity will help us grow so we can serve you even better!
We’re sorry for the confusion regarding the Celebrated Service voting! We just received word from their coordinators that there was a problem with the way their polling system was set up, so in the spirit of fairness they are delaying the voting until Nov. 2nd – Nov. 10th.
We are so excited about all the people who were so ready to vote for us this morning, so we’ll get that hype train rolling again on Nov. 2nd! Thank you all!
Fantastic news! Bamboo Studio was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Celebrated Service Award, founded by the owners of Celebration Cinema! This is a great opportunity for our little family-owned and -operated business to put the spotlight on the caring service our rock-star artists give to every painter in every paint party. We definitely feel our artists have proven their dedication to great service! The attention this award would shine upon our studio would be so welcome to our young business.
This winner of the Celebrated Service Award is chosen through public voting, so we turn to you, our amazing customers, for support! Vote for us starting October 27th; we’ll be sure to share all the details on how to vote for us here and on social media.
The mission of the Celebrated Service Award is to reignite a conversation
about service throughout the community that leads to meaningful change;
building equity for all who live in and visit our communities.
Visit Bamboo Studio’s booth at the Maker Faire Grand Rapids this Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! Paint on adorable mini 3″x3″ canvases with mini easels to match, or 9″x12″ canvases for those whose creativity cannot be contained!
We are a new Maker at the Grand Rapids Maker Faire, so we turned to the Grand Rapids Maker Faire Facebook page for more info: