Activities

Fun activities for all ages can be found at Festival. Learn a new skill, be entertained or try out your creativity.

Event Info & Location

Mad Hatter

Kids ages 4-12 can create whimsical hats on Wege Plaza in front of the GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum). (Parental help welcome.)

visit: artmuseumgr.org

GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Chalk the Walk

Create sidewalk art with chalk!
Sponsored by Haworth – thank you!

visit: haworth.com

Federal Building Lawn

Face Painting

Have a cool design painted on your face or arm!

Federal Building Lawn

Paint-In

Kids ages 4–12 can paint their own masterpiece.

Fifth Third Parking Lot

Youth Art Exhibit

A non-juried art show by local school-age children.

visit: artmuseumgr.org

GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Friday: 10am–8pm
Saturday: 10am–8pm
Sunday: Noon–3pm

KCAD Taste Testing

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Tour the KCAD Campus (start times 1pm and 3pm) meet at the KCAD Art on the E.D.G.E. stage. Other activities and experimentation to include Printmaking, Face Painting and Portraitures.

visit: kcad.edu
(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Friday: 1pm–5pm

Open Art for All

Hosted by KCAD Continuing Studies
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Get your hands busy with clay exploration! Students of all ages will be making pinch pots. Interested in animation, check out the “Animation Fun” stop. Meet KCAD Continuing Studies instructors – we want to meet you!

visit: kcad.edu/youth-and-adults
(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Sunday: Noon–5pm

Zot Artz Experience - Arts for All Abilities

KCAD Art on the E.D.G.E.
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Paint the Street at Festival of the Arts! All artists, all ages, and all abilities are welcome. Participants will have fun while developing motor skills, concentration, and self-esteem. With Zot Artz painting wheelchair tool, pogo stamping tool, chalk drawer, art rollers and other art tools, participants choose colors, create patterns, roll, and print to make their mark. Fun and appropriate for all ages and abilities!

(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Saturday: 10am–5pm

KCAD Fashion Show - Art Movements

KCAD Art on the E.D.G.E.
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Learn more about a variety of art movements via fashion designed by KCAD student designers. If you are curious about Minimalism, Surrealism, African Art, Cubism, Deconstructivism, Rococo, Art Nouveau and the Renais- sance, you will want to attend!

visit: kcad.edu/programs/undergraduate/fashion-studies/
(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Saturday: 8:30pm–9:30pm

KCAD Art on the E.D.G.E. Live Performances

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Acts include: Black Fruit, Poison Evie, KCAD Dance Collective, Sofia Constantine, Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing, Jim & Angie Dow and more.

(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Friday 6pm–9pm

Festival Films - Digital is the new normal

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
2014 Digital Media Program
All films will be screened at in Room 217 of the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
17 Pearl St. NW

visit: kcad.edu/ programs/undergraduate/digitalmedia
(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Friday: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday: 9:45am-10:45am

Master Lee’s School of Tai Chi Praying Mantis Kung Fu

A Festival Tradition and always amazing to watch and join in!

visit: sifulee.com
West Side of the County Bldg.

Saturday: 10:00am–1:00pm

Yoga with Jennifer and Emily of Seva Yoga

Bring your mats & bring your friends to start the day right!

West Side of the County Bldg.

Saturday10:00am–11:30am

June 4-5-6 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Visitor Guide & Schedule