Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Festival of the Arts supports our area’s artists and art organizations by presenting a variety of exhibits, art sales, and immersive activities.

Artisan Village

Browse and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind artisan creations that include fiber art, ceramics, paintings, drawings, jewelry, caricatures, leather, metal works, photography, woodworking, and more.

Regional Art Exhibition

Each year Festival of the Arts showcases many of our areas most accomplished artists in a live exhibition. Professionally juried, over 40 awards across 4 different categories are awarded, totaling over $12,000.

Grand Rapids Ballet – Off the Canvas

You’ve got one last chance to view many award winning entries in person at a special showing at the Grand Rapids Ballet from September 1st through their first production of the season, “Off the Canvas.” Off the Canvas features three contemporary ballets exploring art in motion, taking inspiration from the world of visual arts.

Youth Art

The Youth Art Exhibition showcases our areas most creative young people. In 2021 129 entries were received, from 33 different schools. Students from Young Fives through 12th grade.

There are 3 juried winners: 1 elementary, 1 middle, and 1 high school. Be inspired by West Michigan’s most skilled artists.