An image of all four Live Artfully honorees with handwritten cursive font that reads, Live Artfully, Jim & Mary Nelson and Jon & MaryAnn McDonald

Live Artfully

Friday, Sep 10, 2021
6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Honoring Jim and Mary Nelson & Jon and MaryAnn McDonald

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Live Artfully event. The Live Artfully tradition highlights those individuals who have left a mark on the vibrant art and diverse culture we enjoy in West Michigan. This year we paid tribute to two couples who share a kinship and passion for art, education, and the environment — Jim & Mary Nelson and Jon & MaryAnn McDonald. Proceeds from this year’s event support GRAM’s mission of connecting people through art, creativity, and design. 

Host Committee: Chris & Tracey Carter, Andrew & Catherine Goodwillie, Patrick & Ligia Goodwillie, Walt & Katie Nelson, Cindy Burch, Therese Comor, David Gianfredi, and Annie Jacobs. 

Honorary In-house Council: Carol Muth

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including face covering requirements regardless of vaccination status while indoors, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. 

Location
Grand Rapids Art Museum, GRAM Terrace
Contact

For more information, please contact Carroll Velie at cvelie@artmuseumgr.org or 616.242.5039.

Cost
Ticket sales have ended.
Lead Sponsors

Watch the Livestream Program

Thank you to our sponsors

Support for this event is generously provided by:

  • Greenleaf Trust
  • Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
  • Diana Wege
  • Bill and Betsy Bayne
  • Karl and Patricia Betz
  • Patrick and Ligia Goodwillie
  • Dirk and June Hoffius
  • LaFontsee Galleries and Framing
  • Carol Muth
  • The Frey Foundation
  • Diane and Lynn Hedeman & Dr. and Mrs. Kim Eastman
  • Mary and Richard Panek
  • Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
  • Jim and Pat Akins
  • John and Janet Gatherer Boyles
  • Sam and Janene Cummings
  • Dale Domer and Tori Hays
  • Andrew and Catherine Goodwillie
  • Greg and Leah Hooks
  • J.C. and Tammy Huizenga
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Mark and Valerie McAleenan
  • NPF Investment Advisors
  • Martin and Enid Packard
  • Ruth Posthumous and Marlin Feyen
  • Rettig Gardens
  • Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Contributions:
  • Judith Adams
  • Ken and Pat Brewer Betz
  • Susan Carter
  • Ron and Jean Cook, Nonna’s Café
  • John and Heidi Cottrell
  • Bill and Marilyn Crawford
  • Cindy and Monty Burch
  • Robert and Betty DeFouw
  • Don and Laurie Gardner
  • Brian and Kathryn Gilbert
  • Erin Gravelyn
  • Bluma Herman
  • Robert Israel
  • Thomas and Barbara Jackoboice
  • Thomas Logan
  • Constance and Gary Murphy
  • Susan Murphy
  • Phil Renato
  • Joy Uddin and Sally Wierda
  • Webb and Patricia Smith
  • Jan Stoner and Rick Schmiege
  • William and Mary Lou Sommerville
  • Frank Southwell