Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
West Michigan is rapidly becoming a center for independent filmmaking. The
West Michigan Film and Video Alliance now has almost 200 members, brought
together by their passion for this dynamic and accessible art form. With a well respected indie film festival in Saugatuck and the Tulipanes Latino Film Festival in Holland that showcases feature-length, documentary, and short films about Latino life, film-lovers have a lot to love about West Michigan.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.