Local artists, avid performers at Festival des Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One of Grand Rapids’ biggest festivals is back and bigger than ever.

The 53rd edition Arts Festival kicks off Friday at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

“We’re thrilled to be back. It’s the first in two years. It was interesting to see what we were going to come back with,” said Adrienne Brown-Reasner, the festival’s co-chair of production.

In 2020, there was a virtual exhibition. Last year, artists took to street corners as people watched the art being created.

This year, people are getting the full experience with more things to visit like a beer tent and four entertainment stages where local jazz, dance and school bands will perform. The artists will present their work on stands. Festival also has a large assortment of food stalls.

For the full program of events, Click here.

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