Friday, October 26
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
265 Lakeside Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Price: $45 | $55 at the door | special pricing for children
Just around the corner at Aquinas College, DisArt will welcome Professor Aimi Hamraie from Vanderbilt University for Enlivened City: How Disability Arts & Culture Can Inform the Livable Cities, an in-depth conversation about how urban design, public art, and building certification frameworks can transform our city for the better. As the downtown area of Grand Rapids continues to transform and grow, now more than ever it is imperative for us to keep track of who is being involved in this process, and who is being left out. Special pricing if you attend both events! Learn more
THE MAIN COURSE
Join us for an evening of local food and drink at our 8th annual Fork Fest, presented by Brewery Vivant. Eating local is one of the best ways to shift your dollars to local businesses. We are all a part of the local food system and Fork Fest highlights the connection between those who grow, make, and serve our food. Attendees can stroll from booth to booth and try samples from dozens of West Michigan’s finest restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries, breweries, and more. All samples and one drink ticket are included in the price of admission and a cash bar will be available.
ON THE SIDE
Artists Market coordinated by Lions & Rabbits
Butcher Demo by Louise Earl Butcher
Cocktail Demo by Long Road Distillers
Live Music by Fauxgrass
Zero-waste Sort Stations provided by West Michigan Sustainable Business Form
The proceeds of this event go toward the Local First Educational Foundation, which leads the development of an economy grounded in local ownership. All sponsors and vendors are members of Local First, are locally owned and operated, headquartered in this community, and privately held. When you support a local economy, you create jobs, equitable opportunities, and a healthy Great Lakes region.