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Arts & Entertainment Briefs 8/28

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GV art app to launch augmented reality feature 

Grand Valley State University’s mobile app, Art at GVSU, is set to be upgraded on Wednesday, Sept. 6, with a new augmented reality feature. 

The app, which students can use to explore more than 25,000 works of art in GVSU’s collection, will now allow users to view animated artwork and obtain further information on the gallery’s pieces. Through the use of augmented reality, paintings and sculptures will come alive through new visual and audio elements.

According to GVNext, the upgrade aims to provide digital literacy and encourage students to interact with the artwork that adorns the campus. 

Art at GVSU is a free application available for iPhone and Android devices. More information about the application and its development can be found on the art gallery’s website

LGBT Resource Center holds drop-in bracelet making 

Grand Valley State University’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is holding a bracelet-making event in its office on Friday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Free jewelry-making supplies will be provided. The resource center’s staff will be able to assist if any help is needed. According to the GVSU events page, snacks and beverages will also be provided.

Grand Rapids hosts the 54th Fiesta Mexicana

Fiesta Mexicana will be held for the 54th year at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids on Sept. 8 to 10. 

The festival, one of the oldest ethnic events in the area, celebrates Mexican culture with music and dance performances, art, merchandise and food. To kick off the festivities, the Lowrider Car Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those who have made strides within the Mexican community will be acknowledged at the event as well. 

Event times and more information can be found on the City of Grand Rapids website.

GV theatre program holds an informational party

The GVSU theatre program is holding a beginning-of-the-year party and informational gathering to welcome new and returning students to campus. 

The season’s productions and other announcements will be shared at the get-together on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. Free pizza will also be served to those in attendance. Majors, minors and those interested in theatre are welcome to attend.

The event will be held in Room 1721 of the Haas Center for Performing Arts. For more information, visit the GVSU events website.

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About the Contributor
Hailey Hentz is the Lanthorn's Arts & Entertainment editor for the 2023-2024 school year. She previously worked as a staff writer in the Arts & Entertainment section. Hailey is a journalism, broadcasting, and digital media major. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, read, watch films and draw. She also enjoys researching music and art history, particularly from the 1990s. Graduating Winter 2026 Major: Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media