Calder Plaza


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Est. 1969 (sculpture)

The open, hard-surface plaza adjoining the City and County buildings hosts numerous large community events and “La Grand Vitesse,” the Alexander Calder Stabile which symbolizes the City of Grand Rapids.

It is the first public sculpture in America to be jointly funded by a federal grant and private dollars, including a $45,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant. Local resident Nancy Mulnix was responsible for bringing the Stabile to Grand Rapids, and is known as the “Mother of the Calder.”