Photo of the UICA art gallery with people looking at the art. Photo courtesy of Fred Bivins, photographer. All Rights Reserved.
Picture showing stage with Calder Stabile in the background, audience in front. Photo courtesy of Dianne Carol-Burdick, photographer. All Rights Reserved.

Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Regional Arts Exhibition continues at UICA until June 26

A celebration of the arts in West Michigan

All performances, art activities and exhibits are presented FREE of charge during Festival Weekend to more than 300,000 visitors every year. We do this to give everyone in our community the chance 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 »


  • Longtime festival volunteer Bill Casey has died. / Thu, June 16, 2016

    Bill Casey, longtime festival volunteer and Co-Chair of festival 1984 with Sharon Yentsch, has died. He was hospitalized briefly and then taken home where he died on Wednesday, June 15. The festival family extends our condolences…Read more»

  • 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»

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Meijer UICA Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation Pro Audio Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Herman Miller
partners contributors

...and the rest of our wonderful sponsors and amazing volunteers!

47 Years

$2M To artists and non-profits

300K Yearly Visitors

100% Volunteer