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On the Road with the Creative Cube

Follow the reach of our mobile studio in 2021.

Back view of a large group of special education students sitting outdoors to watch a ballet performance on the Creative Cube stage.

We were thrilled to put the Creative Cube back on the road this year! Our accessible mobile studio brings arts into every corner of our community. As a 40-foot-long bright yellow race trailer, the Creative Cube is a beacon of accessibility and creativity. The first outing of 2021 was to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for Family Day: Folk Art, where the ACTion Drummers performed, attracting people passing by to join the joy of music.

In late July, we visited special education students at Pine Grove Learning Center. Featuring a performance by Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (CARE) Ballet on the Creative Cube stage and adaptive print rollers from Zot Artz, smiles were found everywhere you looked.

Three children coloring at a table full of art supplies, with the yellow Creative Cube seen in the background.

The Creative Cube continued the season by spreading creativity at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation for Free Your Superhero, a community event celebrating youth with disabilities through the arts. The day was filled with activities and performances by organizations, including our own art activities and performance by the ACTion Drummers.

The ACTion Drummers troupe playing the drums outdoors in front of the Creative Cube stage.

Matthew “Monk Matthaeus” Duncan, the host of the Free Your Superhero event, shared with us why he wanted ACT’s mobile art studio at his event:

“Having the Creative Cube at our event helped to pique the interest of folks both driving by and those who knew what to expect. The Creative Cube provides that extra visual stimulation for attendees to add excitement and legitimacy to the party!”

We wrapped the season with a visit to John Ball Zoo for Zoo Goes Boo, a Halloween-themed twist on the typical zoo experience, including decor, costumes, candy and more. We brought spooky, nocturnal animal art projects for zoo-goers all dressed up in Halloween costumes. The Creative Cube is tucked into storage for winter, but we can’t wait to spread creativity and accessibility to the community next spring.

Follow @CreativeCubeGR on Instagram to find out where you can visit the Creative Cube in spring 2022!

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