Meijer & Steelcase matching contributions in July and August

Do you have to be sold on contributing to the arts?  How much more selling would it take to have you double your giving?  What if someone else doubles it for you?  That would be so great!

Festival of the Arts remains very blessed with our partnership with Meijer and Steelcase.  When we canceled this year’s event back in March, we requested their contribution serve as a match to what we raise from the community in July and August.

From July 1 to August 30, 2020, any contribution made to Festival of the Arts will be matched by Meijer and Steelcase up to $25,000.  All of the contributions will fund the program, staging, lighting, sound, safety, hospitality, and volunteer training for Festival of the Arts 2021.

I’ve always considered myself a salesperson.  Give me something to sell and I will go to work at finding a way to sell it.  My sales career started in retail and honestly, I have never left it.  If you have the right inventory, it makes the sale even better.  Even though, I have been doing work with non-profits for the last 12 years, starting with ArtPrize, I have continued with my selling of inventory

Festival has the right inventory, so I can sell you on contributing to this amazing organization:

  • 11 stages for over 250 performances from classical to rock music, story, dance, and theatre the first weekend of June for over 50 years
  • 300+ piece Regional Arts Exhibition and Competition with $11,000 worth of recognition awards
  • 7 children’s “hands on and parent free” art activities
  • Over 50 artisan sales tents with fine art and crafts for purchase
  • Non-profit organizations providing cultural food booths for over 50 years

Our leadership continues working on building a better Festival of the Arts for the future.  This summer, 1Bold Step of Grand Rapids is working with us to create a strategic plan in reshaping our legacy event.  Downtown Grand Rapids offers a world class symphony, opera, ballet, art museum, contemporary arts, sculpture garden, arts and cultural community.  Festival remains proud to be a part of this vibrant community celebrating Art for All!

So, I hope I have sold you!  Please join us, by contributing today!