2015 Applications

Festival 2015 is being held on June 5, 6, 7, 2015 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.

Youth Art

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

Applications for the Literary Awards and Flash Fiction Contest are now closed.

2015 Flash Fiction application availabe  for historical information only»


Music, Theatre and Dance Performance Application

2015 Applications are closed.

Art Sales

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

2015 Applications are closed.

Food Booth Forms for 2015

The Food Booth Application deadline was April 2, 2015.

For Reference Only - 2015 Food Booth Forms (PDF)

2015 Festival Core Values (PDF)



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