Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts, or simply Festival is a three-day arts festival in Grand Rapids held on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of June. First held in 1970, after the 1969 installation of Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse, known as "The Calder" locally, Festival was quite small with only two stages and a few food booths. Since then, Festival has exploded. For three days, nearly 20,000 community volunteers play host to over half a million people that enjoy food, art, music, dance, poetry, film, and more. The 2007 Festival featured 25 food booths, five stages, several hands-on art involvement activities, and several art exhibitions.
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