Plein Air — June 4-6
Performance + — September 17-19

This year there are two opportunities to partner your brand with Festival of the Arts. 

June 4-6 will showcase local solo musicians, outdoor painters and our virtual Regional Arts competition during our Plein Air event throughout downtown Grand Rapids. And coming this September 17-19, Festival of the Arts presents Performance +. Three days of entertainment and Artisan Shopping on Calder Plaza.

Investing in the Arts = Good Business/Growth for our Communities

Contributions and partnerships craft the story that financial investment creates a healthy and lasting Festival of the Arts. We appreciate each of our donors and sponsors with recognition and opportunities for ownership of our unique events.

Our Fund Development Committee stands by our philosophy of partnerships. We have created one-of-a-kind donor experiences grounded in relationship, nurtured through service and measured by results.

Your investment for 2021 provides direct funding for both events and proves that Festival of the Arts creates meaningful moments of ownership. Festival’s partners remain more than just a logo on a list. Their brand benefits from the visible partnership with the Festival of the Arts brand.

Festival relies on corporate sponsors, foundation grants, and individual gifts for funding the stages, lighting, sound, volunteer training, safety, hospitality, and to pay performers. Festival of the Arts has benefited from the generosity of performers and artists giving to the community. It’s time now to pay them back!

Please consider sponsoring one or both events. If you have any questions pleas email us at sponsorship@festivalgr.org or contact David Abbott, Executive Director, at davidabbott@festivalgr.org or call 616-558-2784.

Grand Rapids and West Michigan value your contribution in providing Art for All!

David Abbott
Executive Director Festival of the Arts

Past Sponsors

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Herman Miller

Grand Valley State University

Spectrum Health

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Audrey Debri

Rick and
Melissa Devos

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Contact Our Fund Development Team

David Abbott  – Executive Director Festival of the Arts

Fund Development Committee

Funding Artist Awards Interest

Fred Bivins – Regional Arts Exhibition Chairperson

Fund Development Committee

David Abbott – Staff Resource
Jane Timmer
Dan Carter
Mark Azkoul
Sally Schaafsma
Samantha Searl
Charity Dishon-Fischer
Lisa Verhil

Learn more about sponsoring Festival of the Arts

Would you like to learn more about sponsoring  Festival of the Arts?  One of our Fund Development Ambassadors with be happy to help.  Jus send us a request.