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Art.Downtown. is in Need of Volunteers!

Art.Downtown. is in search of volunteers to help hand out maps and guide visitors through the venues on April 15, the night of the event.
Art.Downtown. visitors embarking on one of the two trolleys

Art.Downtown. visitors embarking on one of the two trolleys /courtesy of Downtown Alliance and Terry Johnston Photography

Underwriting support from:

Contact Annamarie Buller for more information pertaining to volunteering for Art.Downtown.

616-240-4752

[email protected]

Art.Downtown. is a collection of local artists taking over downtown Grand Rapids for a one night only event. Visitors are invited to experience places they may not access on a regular basis as two trolleys provide transportation between 25 unique downtown businesses, galleries and studio spaces. With over 250 local artists and performers involved with the event, it is sure to be an exciting, dynamic evening. More information at http://www.artdowntowngr.com/

We are seeking volunteers who would be willing to welcome Art.Downtown. visitors, disseminate maps, direct visitors seeking directions and promote venues nearby. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific area near a trolley stop out and about in downtown Grand Rapids! Street Tour Guides will be important for empowering visitors, providing guidance and showing enthusiasm for venues near where they are assigned; the Guides will help improve visitor experiences at Art.Downtown.

There are shifts at the following times: 5:45-7:45pm and 7:45-9:45pm.

There is a Mandatory Volunteer training (pick up your talking points for the evening and get an overview of the event to empower you the night of the event) on Tuesday, April 5 6:30pm- 7:30pm at Dwelling Place (101 Sheldon Blvd, down the street from the UICA).

Volunteer Incentives:

  • Exclusive event after party on April 16th with music and drinks at the Site Lab location, located on the corner of Fulton and Division. Party will be held for artists and volunteers and one friend.
  • Free event t-shirt to wear the night of the event and keep.
  • Lots and lots of goodwill and a feeling of being connected to your community.


If you are interested in being a street tour guide for the evening please email Annamarie Buller (volunteer coordinator [email protected]). Include your full name, cell phone number, email and t-shirt size.

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