Artists & Vendors

CLOSED for Festival 2024
CLOSED for Festival 2024
OPEN for Festival 2024
CLOSED for Festival 2024
Open for Festival 2024

Youth Art Show

Applications for Festival 2024 will be open soon! 

  Thursday, June 1st 5-7pm on the Skywalk level at DeVos Place Convention Center.  Awards will be presented at the reception.

  May 30th – June 16th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.

  Sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s Department of Visual and Media Arts.  TWO awards for each elementary, middle, and high school levels (6 total) will be presented.

Pick Up:
  Saturday, June 17th at 12pm.  Help take down the exhibition and take your artwork home, or pick them up from my house any day after. Students can also take their artwork home.

Questions? email

Call for Submissions

Each teacher can submit up to 5 pieces of artwork on behalf of their students.  Please complete this form by May 21st.  Detailed instructions are available here.

School Districts and/or students must be in Kent , Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Ionia, Berry, or Allegan County to be eligible to enter the Festival 2023 Youth Art Competition.  Please make sure you have adult permission to enter artwork into the show.

Applications are closed for Festival 2023

Regional Arts Exhibition

Thanks to all the artists who submitted artwork.  The exhibit will take place at the following galleries:

Entering online early will speed up the process at the Art Drop-Off site so please enter and pay online.

Art Drop Off information:
Entries must be delivered to the rear door of John S. Hyatt and Associates, 1765 Alpine Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, on:

PaLatté Coffee & Art

Frames Unlimited North

Frames Unlimited South

The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archive


Grand Valley Artists Gallery

Gallery information will be posted soon.

Artists will be notified which pieces are selected or not by May 7, 2023.  Pick up of non-selected art will be the same location on:

Thursday, May 11, from Noon to 5:00 pm
Friday, May 12, From 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Check back here for the 2023 application! 

Perform At Festival

Applications are now open!

Festival presents a variety of performers. For information on applying to perform at during Festival 2024 click the instructions button below.  You must reside in Kent, Newaygo, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa or Allegan counties to perform at Festival.

Stage plots ensure the quickest setup and maximum performance time for all performers.  Please download, print, and markup the plot using the button below.  Upload the completed plot when completing the online application.

Complete your Performance Application  via the following link:

Interested in working on one of our stages?  Sign up to be a member of our Stage Team.

Artisan Village

Applications are closed for Festival 2023

Applications for Artisan Village are now closed.  You will be notified shortly of the next steps.  Please reach out to if you have any questions.

Showcase and sell your work at the Festival Artisan Village! We welcome makers of jewelry, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, metalwork, and much more. You must be a resident of Kent, Newaygo, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa or Allegan Counties. Details are on the application form below.

Applications for Festival 2023 ARE Now OPEN! 

Use the link below to complete you application online.  Questions?  Reach out to us at

Festival Food Vendors

Applications are now open!
Check back soon for 2024 applications.

Apply now to be a Festival 2024 Food Vendor.  Festival always attracts lots of hungry people. It’s a great money-making opportunity for any organization. All food vendors must be residents of Kent, Newaygo, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa or Allegan Counties.

Details are available via the following links: 

Click here for the online application: 

Need help?  Email us at:

Applications are closed for Festival 2023

Fun With Printmaking

Fun with Printmaking applications are now closed for Festival 2023.  Check back next year!


Fun with Printmaking is once again reaching out to the community requesting submissions for designs for the 2023 screen printed t-shirts.  We are seeking submissions from all levels of artists, of all ages. 

 15 Designs will be selected. 5 will be used per day. Designs will be juried by the Fun with Printmaking Committee. If your art is selected, you will get a free shirt and a chance to actually hand print your own design!

Click here for the online submission form:

If you prefer to mail your design, click below for the printed submission form.

Need help?  Email us at:

The Fun with Printmaking tent needs volunteers to help in the tent.  If you are interested please let us know at: