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)

See the nation's hottest touring musicals and plays straight from Broadway, in a theater equipped with state-of-the-art performance technologies.

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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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The Massimals by Scroggin Studios on the Blue Bridge - World of Winter 2022 Massimals: Grand Rapids | Scroggin Studios
World of Winter Festival (Event)

Massive outdoor art installations and dozens of amazing ice sculptures add to the fun of this annual community celebration. Jan-Feb.

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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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Grand Rapids Art Museum Leigh Ann Cobb for Experience GR.
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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Brush Studio Rachel Greiner for Experience GR.
Brush Studio (2-2.5 hours)

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

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candle making at Wax Poetic in Grand Rapids Experience Grand Rapids
Wax Poetic Candle Bar (1-2 hours)

Create a custom-scented, hand-poured candle with our own personal blend of clean-burning fragrant oils.

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ArtPrize artwork EIRO at Calder Plaza Nick Irwin for Experience GR. Artwork: EIRO: Affinity by Noah Kaplan
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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ArtPrize 2023 - Raining Wisdom by Abdoulaye Conde (elephant mural). Photography by Nick Irwin. Nick Irwin for Experience GR. Artwork: Raining Wisdom by Abdoulaye Conde
Public Art

Explore 100+ outdoor murals, sculptures, and other public art pieces in and around downtown Grand Rapids.

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Art Extras

Peer into Grand Rapids history via a series of Community Legends sculptures. See 100+ murals on buildings, storm drains, and electrical boxes. Visit Avenue for the Arts to browse artist-run businesses and art spaces. Watch Salmon "climb" the Fish Ladder Sculpture on the Grand River. Listen to live music at 100+ venues across the city.

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