Showcase the arts in West Michigan. Build public appreciation for the quality of life provided by area cultural institutions . Retain the original concept of a nonprofit, , non-commercial, volunteer-run, free community event . Make the arts accessible to all, regardless of age, race, gender, or economic circumstance.
2016 will be the 47th Festival of the Arts, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the state. Festival always takes place the first full weekend in June in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 2016 dates are June 3-4-5.
Festival of the Arts is a community celebration in downtown Grand Rapids, featuring arts, entertainment, food and fun activities for the entire family.
Festival offers a world of artistic possibilities:
For the kids, Festival offers lots of activities and performances geared for all ages.
We have something for everyone at Festival of the Arts.
History of festival of the arts
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