Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


ArtPrize paints rosy economic picture

Ninth iteration of art competition creates estimated $33 million in local economic impact.

April 20, 2018
The largest art festival in Grand Rapids continues to have a great effect on the local economy. Read More

College producing fashion show downtown

April 20, 2018
A fashion show featuring student work is happening downtown. Read More

Downtown library hosting 'white-glove' event

April 17, 2018
The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation is producing a “white-glove” fundraiser downtown on Wednesday night. Read More

Inside Track: The circle of life

As executive director of Festival of the Arts, David Abbott looks to showcase different cultures he experienced attending the event as a child.

April 13, 2018
Jacobson’s department store was where it all started. Read More

DDA OKs temporary plaza plans

Calder Plaza will see improvements while permanent solutions are finalized.

April 13, 2018
Plans to improve Calder Plaza still are in the works, but the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority recently approved expenditures for temporary improvements that should breathe new life into the space. Read More

Downtown music venue hosting Eat. Drink. Be Merry!

April 13, 2018
A silent auction on Saturday featuring wine-tasting trips will benefit programs at a downtown music venue. Read More

ArtPrize appoints executive director

April 12, 2018
ArtPrize has named a new leader. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals lineup of summer concerts

April 12, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has revealed its full concert lineup for the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens. Read More

Theater screening Grand Rapids Film Festival

April 12, 2018
The three-day Grand Rapids Film Festival is this weekend. Read More

Museum producing On Tap and Uncorked

April 11, 2018
A museum fundraiser will feature some of the region’s signature craft drinks and food pairings. Read More