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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Atlas Obscura on the Road: September 27 and 28 Kcymaerxthaere Art Caravan Tour

From Grand Rapids, Michigan to Paris, Illinois, join us on a 2-day caravan tour of Eames Demetrios' parallel universe Kcymaerxthaere

Join Atlas Obscura and our first ever Geographer-in-Residence, Eames Demetrios, on a 2-day a la carte Kcymaerxthaere storytelling caravan as we traverse three states (and a parallel universe).

Our 2-day adventure begins Saturday, September 27th in downtown Grand Rapids during Artprize, the world's largest art competition.  Eames will guide participants to 5 parallel universe installations located in downtown Grand Rapids before hitting the road caravan-style to visit The New Singapore and Noizomi marker sites. We'll end our first day at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art for an evening reception, where a current Kcymaerxthaere exhibit is taking place. The following morning our caravan is headed to Illinois, home to the Faerie Traces marker and Embassy Row historic site. We'll culminate our journey in Paris, IL at  the 9th annual Kcymaerxthaere All Kymaericas Spelling Bee taking place the afternoon of September 28th.

All participants will be driving their own vehicles. Ride sharing and car pooling with friends is encouraged.

THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT RSVP IS REQUIRED. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ONE OR BOTH DAYS.

Questions? Email info@kcystories.com for more information.

DETAILS:

Day One; Saturday, September 27
8:00 -8:30 a.m. Meet at Mad Cap Coffee Shop
98 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Our tour will begin promptly at 8:30am with a 2-hour walking tour of five marker-sites located in downtown Grand Rapids.

10:30 a.m. Depart Grand Rapids for New Harmony, with three site visits and a special surprise stop along the way.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
506 Main St, New Harmony, IN 47631
(812) 682-3156

Lodging recommendation:
New Harmony Inn
504 North St
New Harmony, IN
(812) 682-4491

Day Two; Sunday, September 28th
8:30-8:45 a.m. Gather at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
506 Main St, New Harmony, IN 47631
(812) 682-3156

9:00 a.m. Depart New Harmony for Paris, IL, with two site visits (and an additional visit to a Kcymaerxthaere historic site currently under construction)

12:00pm Arrive at Faerie Traces Marker

12:30 -1:00 p.m. arrive/ visit Embassy Row
116 N. Main St ,Paris, Illinois, 61944

1:00 -2:00 p.m. Lunch / prep for Spelling Bee

2:00 p.m. Ninth Annual Kcymaerxthaere Spelling Bee