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Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan

A celebration of the arts in West Michigan

All performances, exhibits and activities are presented FREE of charge to more than 300,000 visitors every year. We do this to give everyone in our community the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts. Food booths are run by 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to fund local school sports, churches, food banks, clothing closets and more. When you buy food here, you’re actually giving back!

Find out more about Festival’s history »


  • Buy 2016 Festival merchandise. / Tue, May 24, 2016

    Get yourself Festival ready with new gear now available at the GRAM store and online at

  • Where’s the art? Art Exhibits and Activities / Sat, May 21, 2016

    Regional Arts Exhibit and Competition: This is an open, juried, art competition that ANY local resident of any age can enter. Three professional jurors select pieces that will go in the exhibition from the works submitted…Read more»

Community Contributors

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47 Years

$2M To artists and non-profits

300K Yearly Visitors

100% Volunteer