Chris LaPorte, past ArtPrize winner, designed the 2018 poster.
Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community. You’re sure to see your classmates, professors, and their families!
- June 1-2-3, 2018
- Friday Noon – 10 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Festival is scheduled for June 2-3-4 in downtown Grand Rapids. “Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations.” There are activities for kids and adults, and there are many opportunities to experience Festival as a volunteer, too.
If you enjoy art as well as learning more about those who create it, take a look at our Visual Arts, Theater, and Music Subject Guides. Where will you be on the first weekend of June?
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By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian
Festival of the Arts, colloquially known simply as “Festival,” is marking its 42nd year this upcoming weekend. With hundreds of vendors, food and drink booths, free performances that range from musicians to artists and more, Festival marks the beginning of the summer of fun events happening downtown.
Did a particular photographer at Festival pique your interest? GRCC offers a wide range of photography classes to get you started on becoming the next Ansel Adams. In addition to classes, the library has nearly 1500 different items, from books and magazines to videos and more, that cover how-to’s, specific photographer to techniques & tips and genres.
Hear a band at Festival and want to rock out like they do? GRCC has a robust music program. In addition, the library has access to over 3500 different items that not only cover from production to history, but also different types of music and techniques, how-to’s and musician biographies.
Remember if you have any questions, you can always email or call the library’s reference desk!