For Kids

Kids are always welcome at Festival, and all kids' art activities are offered free of charge.

Event Info & Location

Balloon Booth

Share your love, buy a balloon for $1.
South edge of the sidewalk at the base of Calder Plaza stairs on Ottawa

Ottawa Avenue

Chalk the Walk

Create sidewalk art with chalk!

visit: haworth.com

Federal Building Lawn

Face Painting

Have a cool design painted on your face or arm!

Federal Building Lawn

Glue-In

Kids ages 4-12 can create works of art using wood, glue, and other recycled materials.

Fifth Third Parking Lot

Kids Art Zone

In front of GRAM Wege Plaza Center near Rosa Parks Circle

Kids ages 3–12 years old will be able to create art projects to make and take.
Friday 12:00pm to 7:30pm

Thanks to the volunteers and partnership with Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) who will be creating art with the children.
Saturday 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Thanks to our partnership with Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) we will have kids activities outside by the fountain making boats out of recycled materials.
Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Thanks to our partnership with Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) we will have kids activities inside at the Education Center Studio – things that go (transportation) art work.

GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Friday 12:00pm to 7:30pm

Saturday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Thanks to the volunteers and partnership with Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) who will be creating art with the children.

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)

Paint-In

Kids ages 4–12 can paint their own masterpiece.

Fifth Third Parking Lot

Storytelling

West Michigan’s best storytellers tell stories during the day for kids through age 12. (After 5pm, stories are for older, more sophisticated audiences)

Kent County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

Friday: Noon–5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–3:30pm

Youth Art Exhibit

A non-juried art show by local school-age children.
Grand Rapids Art Museum Garden Room and Betz Studio

visit: artmuseumgr.org

GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Friday: Noon–7 pm
Saturday: Noon–7 pm
Sunday: Noon–3 pm

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