Grand Rapids is serious about art - as you'll see virtually anywhere you look. In addition to galleries and museums, the city is awash with outdoor art. Explore our sculptures & historic buildings and keep your eyes peeled for everything from a fish ladder sculpture in the Grand River to the 42-ton Alexander Calder sculpture that has come to symbolize our creative spirit.  



Get details and performance schedules for the area's finest arts venues.


Visual Arts

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Check out what's on stage where during your Grand Rapids visit.



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Poetry & Literature

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 Art Orgs

Arts Organizations

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Arts for Hire

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Art Events

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10 Art Experiences


The world’s richest, most radically open arts competition takes place every autumn in downtown Grand Rapids. More than 1,500 artists display their work … and you vote for the winner! More

Grand Rapids Ballet

Michigan’s only professional ballet company celebrates its 40th season with more than 50 performances of classical and contemporary dance, from The Nutcracker to Dracula. More

Grand Rapids Symphony

One of America’s leading regional orchestras presents more than 400 performances each year, spanning an incredible range of music and performance styles – from Mozart to Michael Jackson. More

Opera Grand Rapids

Michigan’s longest-running professional opera company assembles national and regional talent for three annual main stage productions. This season: Il Trovatore, The Magic Flute and La Boheme. More

Broadway Grand Rapids

Enjoy high-quality Broadway productions in one of the Midwest’s finest performing arts facilities. This season’s lineup includes White Christmas, Les Miz, Mary Poppins and Cats. More

Community Theatre

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents classic crowd-pleasers like this season’s Wizard of Oz and Harvey. Actors’ Theatre focuses on more innovative fare – Spring Awakening is on this year’s schedule.

Art Museums

Grand Rapids Art Museum supplements its collection of more than 5,000 works of art with popular touring exhibits, while Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts offers the latest art forms and creative ideas More


Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts presents a wide range of independent films in its new downtown theatre. More than 80 additional screens around town offer more commercial movies. More


Downtown streets are lined with significant sculptures, while Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park places large-scale works by world-renowned artists in gorgeous natural settings. More


From national touring acts to popular regional favorites, Grand Rapids is alive with the sound of music all year long. Many annual concert series focus on specific music genres or performance niches More