The GVSU Arts Celebration returns this year with free community events exploring the written, visual and performing arts.
This year features events running from September to November. The slate includes GVSU-originated presentations as well as programming in partnership with other organizations to enhance the celebration's experience for audiences.
Organizers said they are excited to offer those who attend, particularly students, an opportunity to engage in a robust dialogue around the breadth of art forms at GVSU while also having access to world-class artists.
"By providing students and our community with meaningful interactions with renowned artists, writers and performers, we aim to spark curiosity," said Jennifer Drake, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "This is a key component of lifelong learning — finding new perspectives, exploring ideas, and being inspired through creative expression." CLAS representatives are leading the celebration's planning.
Events are scheduled both on campus and in the community. One of the community venues is a collaboration with Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read and Kent District Library to present author Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, whose debut novel is "Firekeeper’s Daughter."