Feeling festive this month? Kick off summer by spending the day with your friends and family at one of these seven upcoming festivals that will be sure to get you in the summer spirit.
Festival of the Arts promises enough, art, food and entertainment to pack your whole weekend, but we found a few more fun activities to keep you busy as well.
Lamont Montrell Arrington took home this year’s first place award in the Kent County Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition for his poem “Niggas in Paradise.” The piece is a reflection on the “harsh realities” of the African American experience.
There is a new man behind the curtain at the Festival of the Arts. Announced as its first-ever interim executive director for the Festival of the Arts, David Abbott plans to sustain the legacy of this festival into its 50th year and beyond.
The unveiling of the Festival of the Arts poster and the designer behind it is an annual Grand Rapids tradition, and this year’s artist selection is a well-known figure in the community.