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Mar. 21, 2024
6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm ET

Art for a Cure

Join Van Andel Institute’s Student Ambassadors at Art for a Cure, a unique evening combining science, education and art — all in the name of raising funds for Van Andel Institute. Art for a Cure will take place on Thursday, March 21, 6–9 p.m. at VAI.

Art for a Cure is a student-led fundraiser, organized by VAI’s Student Ambassadors — a group of passionate, emerging leaders from across West Michigan. These students spend the school year learning valuable skills in marketing and event planning while supporting research into diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s.

You’ll have the opportunity to bid on art pieces from students and up-and-coming artists from Grand Rapids, all while getting an inside look at the Institute and chatting with these dedicated student leaders. All proceeds from Art for a Cure benefit biomedical research at Van Andel Institute.

This event is free to attend, however, we ask that you register ahead of time.

Light refreshments will be provided.

  • 6:00 pm Event begins and silent auction opens
  • 6:30 pm Brief remarks & welcome to Van Andel Institute
  • 7:30 pm Research update
  • 8:30 pm Silent auction closes
  • 9:00 pm Event ends

Young artists from around Grand Rapids have donated their work to Van Andel Institute to raise funds for research into diseases like cancer and Parkinsons. If you are interested in donating a piece of your work, please fill out the in-kind form and return to Emily Umstead via email [email protected].

Thank you to our incredible 2024 sponsors!

Event Details

Venue: Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Emily Umstead

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Sculpture Sponsor

  • Al and Nancy VanderLaan

Abstract Sponsor