2016 Applications

Festival 2016 is being held on June 3, 4, 5, 2016 in downtown Grand Rapids. Festival of the arts is always held the first full weekend in June.

We welcome Festival of the Arts participants who are residents of one of the following West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Ottawa.

Music, Theatre and Dance Performance Application

Go to Online Application »

Performance App deadline: Saturday February 13, 2016


Food Booth Forms for festival 2016

Sorry! Food Booth Application deadline was November 20, 2015


Food Booths - Application package for festival 2016 (PDF) for reference only - come back next year!


Youth Art

Not yet updated for festival 2016. Works of up-and-coming artists from area schools! A non-juried art show by local school-age children. Special thanks to GRAM for hosting the Festival Youth Art exhibit. Teachers may pick up art on Sunday from 3:30-4:30. The Museum closes at 5:00pm.

Please complete the registration form for all student entries being submitted to Festival Youth Art Show 2015.

Youth Art Applications are closed.


Literary Awards - Flash Fiction Contest

Not yet updated for festival 2016. Applications for the Literary Awards and Flash Fiction Contest are now closed.

2015 Flash Fiction application availabe  for historical information only»


Art Sales

Not yet updated for festival 2016. Art Sales Tent and Art On the Spot Applications

2015 Applications are now closed.

Download 2015 Art Sales Tent Application (PDF)

Download 2015 Art On the Spot Application (PDF)

Regional Arts Exhibition Entry Form

Not yet updated for festival 2016. 2015 Applications are closed.


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