Grand Rapids, home of the Art Prize competition, is lucky to have a huge amount of public art. Those of us who live here have access to public murals, painted telephone boxes, city-wide art installations, and much more. Unfortunately, nobody is able to access and appreciate this art during the shelter in place order. This week marks the first of a new article series from the City Voice, a virtual tour of Grand Rapids art. Each week we will publish a new article featuring a public mural or other art installation, complete with the location of the piece, some information about it, and, if possible, an embedded scene from Google Maps so you can virtually travel to the location.

Our first mural is painted on the side of the restaurant Graydon’s Crossing, only a few blocks from City High Middle School. The mural was painted by Kyle DeGroff and signed with the username @DEGROFFDESIGN. It is located at 1233 Plainfield Avenue Northeast. The mural is quite large and looms over the restaurant parking lot to the right side of the road.


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