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. 

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.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Friday Noon-7:00pm
Saturday Noon-7:00pm
Sunday Noon-3:00pm
Teacher 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.

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