GVSU Arts Celebration

The Grand Valley State University Arts Celebration (formerly known as Fall Arts Celebration) has been a staple in the West Michigan community for the last 18 years. We strive to provide free, impactful, art-related programming for the university and surrounding community. This year, we will again present in-person art events. 

We invite you to explore the archives and recordings of past events. 


Coming Together to Celebrate the Holidays

December 6, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

GVSU Arts Celebration and the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance present: “Coming Together to Celebrate the Holidays” Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Fountain Street Church 24...

GVSU Arts Celebration Poetry Night

March 14, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for an evening with Danez Smith, Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson and Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price.   Grand Valley State University’s Poetry...

The GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture presents An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib.

April 5, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture presents An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet, essayist, and cultural critic, will share ideas from his latest book, A Little Devil...

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Information for Campus Visitors

Please see this website for information about your visit to a campus venue during the pandemic.

Safety during the pandemic

In addition to the campus community, all visitors and guests who are coming to a GVSU campus must follow Campus Safety Protocols. These include:

  • Complete the GVSU online self-assessment BEFORE you come to campus. Fill out the self-assessment here. Please take a screenshot/ image of the green check mark which appears after your self-assessment is complete.  
  • Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces for all faculty, staff, students and visitors. Check here for the most updated face covering policy.
  • Please note, if you are a member of a higher-risk populations, we recommend that you not attend these events. If you are sick, your attendance is prohibited by the Campus Safety Protocols.