In the City

KCAD is surrounded by art, design, creativity, innovation, business and collaboration.

There are museums, art galleries, coffee houses, funky eateries, sports arenas, concert halls, and riverside sidewalks.

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Local galleries

There are hundreds of unique art galleries in the greater Grand Rapids area, and hundreds more in the artful beach towns along Michigan's shoreline.

Art, Architecture, and Exhibitions

The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and the Meyer May House are only a few of the wide variety of art and architecture exhibitions in the area.


Great concert venues and performing arts theaters are all around Grand Rapids.

Art Organizations

Check out the local arts organizations in Grand Rapids like Avenue for the Arts, GR Graffiti, and Street Art.

What's Going On?

Restaurants, movie theaters, pharmacies, coffee shops, grocery stores, museums, bookstores, and more can be found within five miles of downtown. Find out where at,, and

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See what’s happening downtown at

Check out On The Town, Revue, and Recoil. They are FREE printed media that can be found in the Kendall Lobby or at local businesses around town. Each is printed monthly and is a great resource for things to do in Grand Rapids.

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