Pefect Way to Start the Season: A Benefit at the Art Museum for Kids Food Basket

Celebrate and end your year with a BL²END!  The holiday season is here and you’re invited to our annual Holiday BL²ENDer with a Purpose hosted by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) on December 11, 2014 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  Sponsored by TEKsystems and Mercy Health, this Holiday BL2ENDer has something for everyone!


First, you are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 pm to enjoy the diverse platform of exhibitions, collections, designs, creativity and the more than 5,000 works of art encompassed within the GRAM.  Then, the festivities kick off at 6:00 pm with our live DJ, great tasting hors’ devours, appetizers, cash bar and a wonderful opportunity to create holiday cheer and put a smile on a child’s face by decorating a lunch bag or two for the Kids Food Basket.  Supplies will be provided.


It doesn’t stop there! The event is free but raffle tickets will be available for donations of only $5.00 for Kids Food Basket.  The winning raffle ticket wins a one (1) year membership to the GRAM along with a Bag O’ Swag from TEKsystems.  The drawing will be at 7:00 pm.


Tis’ the season to BL²END so you don’t want to miss this Holiday BL²ENDer with a Purpose!  Network, eat, drink, and have fun all while fulfilling the purpose of providing a holiday meal to children in our community. Register Now! Bring a friend or two and see you there!


Parking: To view nearby parking areas, click here.  Please note that parking will not be validated for this event.  Metered parking is also available and free after 6:00 pm in some areas.


Questions: Contact Graci Harkema, BL²END Social Networking Chair, via phone at (616) 644-6445 or email at