Grand Rapids, MI — June 2, 3, 4, 2023
Festival of the Arts
Festival 2023 planning is already underway!
Dance, music, art, food and activities are all underway. Be a part of the Festival family and volunteer to help.
Thank you to our sponsors who supported us, our hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard making Festival happen again, and thank you to all of you who came together in downtown Grand Rapids to celebrate art, music, food, and community. Mark your calendars and check back often for more information and applications.
Here's the latest —
Welcome our new Executive Director, Missy Summers.
Missy comes to us with both corporate and non-profit involvement including community engagement and fundraising. Her experience began in the banking and finance industry and most recently with Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes as Director of Development with responsibilities for fund development, board management, volunteer recruitment, and program growth.
“I am excited to join the team at Festival of the Arts. I have a deep passion and love for volunteering and I look forward to meeting everyone and leading us as we build Festival into the future”.
Regional Arts Exhibition Applications Are Now Open
The Festival 2023 Regional Arts Competition Entry Form is online now through Drop Off. Artists will be able to enter through the Festivalgr.org website or
Festival 2023 Poster Reveal Party
Join us Sunday, March 26th at 1pm at Cultivate for the Festival of the Arts 2023 Poster Reveal. Meet the artist, Maggie Clifford-Bandstra, see the
Youth Art Exhibition Call for Submissions
Submissions: Each teacher can submit up to 5 pieces of artwork on behalf of their students. Please limit the size of artworks to 30”x30″ maximum,
Fun with Printmaking T-Shirt Designs
Got a design for a great Festival T-Shirt? Fun with Printmaking is once again calling for submissions for the 2023 screen printed t-shirt designs. We
Thank you to our 2022 Festival Sponsors
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!