Thank you West Michigan
Thanks to all the artists, performers, food vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and most of all everyone who came together in downtown Grand Rapids to enjoy Festival 2023. Now get ready for Festival 2024!
Get the Festival 2023 digital program here:
Here's the latest —
For complete entry rules click here. Drop off of art will be on April 25, 26, and 27, at John S.
Thank you to our 2023 Festival Sponsors
Boxed Water is Better
City of Grand Rapids
Dianne Carroll Burdick Photography
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Frames Unlimited North
Frames Unlimited South
Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives
Grand Rapids Ballet
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Valley Artists
Grand Valley State University Visual Media and Arts
Great Lakes Access Lift Rental
In Memory of Bryan Mead
John Hyatt and Associates
Lost Art Brewhouse
Northview High School
PaLatté Coffee and Art
Trailer Express, Inc.
Union High School
West Michigan Piano
Are you an artist, performer, food booth or vendor?
Applications for Festival 2022 Performers, Food Booths,
and Artisan Village are open now.
What is Festival
of the Arts?
Saturday - 7pm - Calder Stage
The Diatribe uses performing arts to empower young people. At Festival, The Diatribe presents the Love and Peace Jam hosted by the living party & artist Foster aka AutoPilot, alongside the beacon of peace & love, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson.
Festival is powered by volunteers – and we need YOU.
Work with your family, co-workers or friends, for a few hours, a few days, or throughout Festival weekend. We have fun jobs for all ages and abilities.
Sign up today, and see why so many people love to volunteer at Festival!
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