We are pleased to announce that for 2017 Festival has partnered with Kendall College of Art and Design. The Regional Arts Exhibition will be moving to a new, yet old, location. The Exhibition will be returning to the "old federal building" as it is known to many in the community. The exhibit was last in this location in 2010 and is located at the corner of Pearl and Division. This move will put the Regional Arts Exhibit back in Festival’s footprint allowing more visitors to not only view what West Michigan artists have to offer but to vote on their favorite piece and purchase art as well.
The new location will bring with it a change in the art entry and retrieval process. Festival is no stranger to changes, as the event has morphed their footprint and exhibits as the city has grown since the first Festival in 1970. The Regional Arts Committee will strive to keep both the artists and the art its top priority as we create a new submission process. Festival encourages all artists to check the website closer to May for any changes in procedures or requirements.
Be sure to stop by the exhibition during festival weekend, June 2nd through the 4th, and vote for the People’s Choice award, which will be announced on June 4th. The show will be open during regular KCAD hours through July 15. For hours of operation, check the KCAD website at www.kcad.edu.