Items Tagged with 'Festival of the Arts'


Officials cancel 2020 Festival of the Arts

March 18, 2020
A 50-year tradition will be coming to a halt this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Change Ups: Co-chairs announced for Festival of the Arts' 50th

September 28, 2018
Festival of the Arts’ 50th anniversary is in good hands. Glenn Del Vecchio, executive director for Grand Rapids Ballet, and James Sofranko, artistic director for Grand Rapids Ballet, were selected to celebrate the link to the very first Festival of the Arts when the ballet performed on Calder Stage nearly 50 years ago. Read More

Downtown hosting Festival of the Arts

May 24, 2018
The Festival of the Arts is coming to downtown Grand Rapids. 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

Downtown festival names first director

April 2, 2018
A long-time downtown arts festival has its first executive director. Read More

Downtown hosts Festival of the Arts

June 2, 2017
A downtown arts festival begins Friday — with free outdoor entertainment and street food for sale. Read More

Festival of the Arts kicks off downtown

June 3, 2016
You can already smell the wafting aromas from food vendors lining downtown streets at the Festival of the Arts. Read More

Festival of the Arts fills downtown

June 4, 2015
The 46th-annual Festival of the Arts begins on Friday downtown. Read More

Festival of the Arts entertains downtown

June 6, 2014
The Festival of the Arts kicks off downtown on Friday. Read More

Weather helps this year's Festival shine financially

June 28, 2013
This year’s Festival of the Arts weekend benefited from three days of sunshine and mild temperatures. Read More