Get inspired in Grand Rapids, where art of every kind is central to everyday life.

Choose from the following to create your group's custom art itinerary:

Tram tour at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Art: I, you, she or he… by Jaume Plensa Experience Grand Rapids
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (4 hours)

One of the world's 100 most visited art museums showcases both natural and man-made beauty. Enjoy lunch in the Cafe. Guided tours available for a cost.

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Caroline Bowman as Elsa in Frozen North American Tour Deen van Meer. Courtesy of Broadway GR
Broadway Grand Rapids (2-3 hours)

The 2022 slate includes Tootsie (Oct) and Come from Away (Nov), while 2023 will bring Six (Jan), My Fair Lady (Apr), Hadestown (May), and Frozen (Jul).

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Grand Rapids Symphony Dreamworks Movie Terry Johnston
Grand Rapids Symphony (2-3 hours)

The Grammy-nominated symphony performs 400 concerts a year, across a wide variety of music genres.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) - New Location, 2021. Experience Grand Rapids
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (1 hour)

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts represents our world today through the work of innovative and inclusive artists.

Off the Canvas - Grand Rapids Ballet. Grand Rapids Ballet
Grand Rapids Ballet (2-3 hours)

Michigan's only professional ballet company presents both classic and cutting-edge dances. (Photo courtesy of Grand Rapids Ballet)

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Actors and singers performing in The Magic Flute Grand Lubell, courtesy of Toledo Opera
Opera Grand Rapids (2-3 hours)

Michigan's longest running professional opera company matches visiting artists with local talent.

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Overlooking an Exhibit at the GRAM Photo. Experience Grand Rapids. Artwork: Exhibit: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass
Grand Rapids Art Museum (1 hour)

GRAM boats an impressive permanent collection and hosts the nation's finest touring exhibits. Groups of 10 or more qualify for discounted museum pricing.

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Group enjoying creativity uncorked classes at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Experience Grand Rapids
Brush Studio (2-2.5 hours)

Enjoy wine, beer and food while an artist walks you through the painting process.

candle making at Wax Poetic in Grand Rapids Experience Grand Rapids
Wax Poetic Candle Bar (45 mins)

Create a custom-scented, hand-poured candle using soy wax, organic cotton wicks and your own personal blend of clean-burning fragrant oils - there are 60+ to choose from!

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Art Piece - Tin Man - in Downtown Grand Rapids - Looking Up, 2021 "Tin man" by Bill Secunda, ArtPrize 2021
ArtPrize (Event)

1,000+ diverse works of art are displayed all over downtown Grand Rapids during the world's largest public art event - and visitor votes determine a grand prize winner every fall.

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Quilt of Belonging Photo courtesy of AQS
AQS Quilt Week (Event)

See hundreds of quilts on display, attend workshops and shop a huge merchant mall in August.

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The Mexican Heritage Association Fiesta Mexicana takes place September 13 - 15 at Calder Plaza. Experience Grand Rapids; La Grande Vitesse Alexander Calder
Public Art

La Grande Vitesse, a mammoth Alexander Calder piece, is one of many significant sculptures, paintings and murals easily viewable in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Art Extras

Listen to live music at 100+ venues across the city. Watch the salmon "climb" the Fish Ladder Sculpture on the Grand River. Visit Kendall College of Art & Design galleries to see student exhibitions. Stroll downtown during the World of Winter Festival (January - early March) to view dazzling temporary art installations and ice sculptures.

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