New Shop and Event Space at Bridge Street

Who here loves Grand Rapids? Here at Sparrows, we aren’t shy about admitting our crush on this  fair city, and with good reason. Grand Rapids is filled with just the best and most creative people on the planet. You all have supported us by stopping in, saying hello, or in some cases becoming a part of the Sparrows family. We appreciate our community so much that we want to contribute in as many ways as possible to helping it grow, all while serving delicious coffee, tea, and juice.

When we opened The Sparrows on Bridge, we welcomed a pop up by our kind and talented Uptown neighbors, Books & Mortar. We loved sharing a space and dream with them through the holidays! Now that their pop-up is over, we’ll be introducing a new collaborative project in the back space.

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Welcome Nestology! Nestology Shop & Studio serves up handmade items by local artisans, including stunning brass, copper, and enamel pieces crafted by the shop's owner and curator, artist Stephanie Trompen. The space provides a community vibe and environment- furnishing goods that are mainly crafted locally, with the vision of providing other local artists a place to make a living through their trades. Each piece featured at Nestology is carefully selected for representation of a uniquely vibrant expression of handmade art. Non-handmade items will include: gifts, books, vintage, and plant life. Nestology is also home to regularly scheduled lessons and art classes led by local guest artists and esteemed craftspersons.

Fridays 4-7pm Adult Studio Night- bring your own creative project (free) and/or participate in scheduled theme workshop (tba)

Thursdays and Saturdays 11am-2pm -Kids Open Studio- drop in for your choice creations and/or daily art activity provided ($5)

Sparrows will share the event space with Nestology, providing a location for our own community events, as well as a rentable space option for folks in our Grand Rapids community. We are so pleased to announce weekly coffee cuppings/tutorials with Julia Lancer, our Director of Coffee on Fridays at 10am. We will also proudly host Bridge Street Poetry reading nights, hosted by Briana Urena-Ravelo and Jackie Vega every third thursday from 7pm-10pm. Stay tuned for monthly storytelling events and more coffee and tea workshops. There happens to be an inspiring photography opening in the works too! Please let us know if we can help you create the perfect party or small gathering. Email for more information.


Bridge Street Poetry

Next event is February 20. Email to perform.