Orchestra Program Gets New Director

The Reif has a strong partnership with the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, a like-minded educational nonprofit intent on training youth in the arts. Their office is at the Reif Center and the orchestra performs [...]


The Reif Needs Your Help

Life is worth living because of people. Performing arts is all about people. Keeping The Reif a vibrant inclusive arts mecca of the North depends on people like you, giving. It surprises some that  The [...]


Intrinsic Motivations Mobilize Millions

Celebrating volunteerism | Millions of people volunteer their time in the United States. Grand Rapids Minnesota is a microcosm of that love for volunteering. It shouldn’t be surprising that intrinsic motivation is the driving force [...]


Volunteers, Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Its national volunteer week and dedicated volunteers power The Reif. From ushers to leadership, performances wouldn’t happen without help of volunteers. Community members share their talents and time on stage, off stage and beyond the [...]


No, Not Michigan

Written by David Marty, Reif President I’m a Grand Rapids expert. My last job before coming to The Reif was as Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids . . . Michigan. [...]


Summer Dance Intensive Signup

Dancing never goes on vacation. It is time to sign up for the summer dance intensive at Reif Dance. The classes are July 30 through August 17, Monday through Friday. The training culminates in a [...]