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The Obon Society presents “The Final Chapter of WWII: Building a World of Peace, Trust and Friendship from the Ashes of War

Tuesday, October 25
3:00-4:30 and 7:00-8:30
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Grand Rapids Sister Cities International connects ArtPrize 2016 with international artists from our sister cities, Bielsko-Biala, Poland and Perugia, Italy. Read more about the artists and their work: Inez Baturo (Bielsko-Biala) and Nicola Renzi (Perugia) and watch our WOODTV eightWest interview below!

International artists enjoy ArtPrize and Sister City experience

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International (GRSCI) is a non-profit organization that works to build relationships between Grand Rapids and its sister cities by promoting understanding and mutual respect through exchanges in culture, art, education, and community and economic development.



Through an agreement with the City of Grand Rapids, GRSCI administers Grand Rapids’ sister cities programs and interfaces with state and nation wide efforts to bring the culture of other nations home to the citizens of our area. Because of the hard work and dedication of our members and volunteers and the Grand Rapids community, we now have five sister cities: Omihachiman, JapanBielsko-Biała, PolandPerugia, Italythe Ga District, Ghana; and Zapopan, Mexico.

Watch this video for a glimpse at what sister cities have meant to Grand Rapids and how Grand Rapids residents have connected with others from around the world.