Festival of the Arts - Classic Retrospective This Sunday!

posted by Chris Kotcher on 06/04/2020


Festival of the Arts Grand Rapids is going virtual this year, to keep us all safe as well as inspired. To compliment their Friday & Saturday broadcasts, this Sunday GRTV will be presenting a special look back on Festivals past. We have dug deep into our archives and are sharing with you some of what we found. Tune in to see clips from the last three decades of FOTA, captured by the volunteer/producer community of GRTV Public Access! Airing on channel 24 LiveWire (Comcast, Grand Rapids) starting at 10:00pm EST Saturday evening, and finishing at 11:59pm EST Sunday. More details to come! Stay tuned to our FaceBook page for updates.

Live Stream on YouTube!

Live on Twitch!
https://www.twitch.tv/grtvaccess

Online Archive!
We have uploaded a wealth of newly digitzed, not-seen-in-years content onto our YouTube channel, available at: http://www.youtube.com/grtvaccess

GRTV:
Over the last 3 decades, every summer, GRTV broadcasts the Festival of the Arts live from downtown Grand Rapids on Comcast Cable Channel 24. With the help of volunteers of all ages & experiences. Designed as a hands-on production experience open to anyone in the community. Over the course of one weekend, more than 40 volunteers run camera, audio, video graphics and direct. In addition to our main stage coverage, we also have a street team that captures the rest of Festival through interviews and exploring all that Festival has to offer.This opportunity is open to the entire community, all ages 13+ welcome, with several positions available for people with mobility impairments as well. No experience is necessary. With GRTV staff on site to train & assist. All in support for the volunteer-run Festival of the Arts. GRTV is a proud service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.

Festival of the Arts
Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community. Festival draws hundreds of thousands of people each year to celebrate the arts and kick off summer. In 1969, Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse was installed in front of City Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. The 43-foot-tall, vibrant red stabile, which became known as “The Calder,” inspired a celebration – one that’s grown to encompass most of downtown Grand Rapids. http://www.festivalgr.org/

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