Festival celebrates the arts nearly everywhere you look! See, create and buy imaginative art from artists of all ages. 


Event Info & Location

Festival Regional Arts Exhibition

The annual Festival Regional Art Exhibition is one of the largest in the area, featuring paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and other spectacular works of art. Located this year in the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art at 2 Fulton West.   --- Follow the "Entry information, Awards and more>>"  link on the right to get more information.

Poster Exhibit

View the permanent display of Festival posters from 1976–2013. Special thanks to the City of Grand Rapids for making this exhibit possible.
See this year's poster and read about the artists
who created it more »
Monroe Ave. lobby of the City/County complex

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.

Download the 2014 Youth Art Entry Form (PDF)

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Friday 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday Noon-3:00pm
Artwork Pick up 
Sunday 3:30-4:30


Art Sales

You can buy art from many of the top artists and craftspeople in West Michigan at the Art Sales tents on the Calder Plaza.

Art on the Spot (and Art on the Spot Too)

Talented West Michigan artists create art while you wait.


T-Shirt Printing Tent

Make your own Festival souvenir using classic silk-screening techniques! (Lines close ½ hour before the scheduled closing time)

Behind City Hall

Friday: Noon–7:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am–7:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am–3:30 pm

Swing’n Art

Create a one-of-a-kind two-dimensional artwork. For kids 13 and older and at least 54” tall.

West side of County Building

Friday: Noon–8 pm
Saturday: 10 am–8 pm
Sunday: Noon–4 pm

Adult Paint-in

Ages 13 and up. You all can paint. (Lines close ½-hour before closing time)
For those 13 and older.

Grand RapidsArt MuseumActivities (GRAM)

Studio Hours: Saturday, June 8, 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Urban Institute for Contemporary Artists Activities (UICA)

2 Fulton West

Home of the Festival Regional Arts Exhibition

The Market presented by Avenue for the Arts

Division Avenue south of Fulton – Dates and times to be set for 2014

This street market style event features the work of local artists and artisans, and showcases a wide selection of tasteful and fun handmade goods by some of Grand Rapids’ most talented creative doers.

On the west side of the County Building

Friday: Noon–8 pm
Saturday: 10 am–8 pm
Sunday: Noon–4 pm