This week's Grand Rapids forecast includes rain, snow, and lots of cold temperatures. But you can trade in your boots and mittens for a warm indoor activity you won't want to miss: the Governor's Traveling Show, sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association.

This exhibit features student artists from around the state of Michigan and is in Grand Rapids for a short time (planned to be here until March 16, at the time of this post). Each year nearly 500 talented student artists submit their work. Of those, 100 lucky finalists are selected to be a part of the Visual Art Exhibit at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Then, 30 of the most outstanding Finalists are chosen to be included in the Governors Traveling Show.

This exhibit moves around the state for one year and you can see it now in Grand Rapids at the Forest Hills Administration Building (6590 Cascade Road, corner of Burton and Cascade). Stop in to see these amazing works of student art from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, Monday Friday.

If you like what you see, there's more. This year the MI Youth Arts Festival celebrates its 50th year with an array of events--many of which are open to the public--on May 10-12 at Western Michigan University. The Festival includes the Visual Arts Exhibit, but also showcases student's talents in video, theater, dance, vocal and instrumental music. Don't miss this opportunity to see brilliant Michigan student performers and artists.Click here for the schedule of public events,and here for more information on this years MI Youth Arts Festival.