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Let it snow! Downtown installation celebrates diversity, winter fun

Chris Dudley
Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-05 04:29:16-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In front of DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, several wooden and whimsical characters are enjoying the winter weather.

The characters, standing seven feet tall and depicting kids of diverse backgrounds, are part of an installation featured in the City of Grand Rapids' annual World of Winter.

Frozen Fun Installation

"Frozen Fun" was created by artist Chris Dudley, a children's book illustrator and Grand Rapids native.

For the installation, Dudley collaborated with his daughter, Alayah, who is also an artist.

Frozen Fun and Artists

The father-daughter team launched the project, thanks to a grant from DGRI and the City of Grand Rapids.

The installation went up Wednesday morning and can be enjoyed alongside the other installations on display for the city's World of Winter event.

Frozen Fun at World of Winter

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