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Cultivate is an artist-run art nonprofit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Art Classes Grand Rapids


Learn online or in-person with our studio based, foundational art classes, 

Study with professional artists and educators.

Art Gallery Michigan


Contemporary art gallery with 6 exhibitions a year. 


Led by a curatorial team of established artists and curators.

Artist Michigan


Cultivate believes in and supports artists. 


Offering resources to elevate emerging and midcareer artists' careers. 

Nurturing Creativity. Promoting Inclusivity. Advocating for the Arts

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Join us in the

Artist's Way Project


City-wide public art project featuring 12 artists

Project dates - June 10 - September 6, 2024

Stay in the Know-

Subscribe to our Newsletter! 

Learn more about our Art Education Program

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Cultivate's Elementary Art Program, for ages 6-12, is a transformative learning experience dedicated to nurturing creativity, fostering visual awareness, and encouraging imaginative thinking among young students.

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Our curriculum is designed for all teens ages 13-18 - from the curious beginner to the student preparing for art college.

We are focusing on fostering creativity, mastering skills, and nurturing critical thinking to inspire a lifelong love for art.

Adult Art Classes Grand Rapids MI


Our Adult Continuing Education program is designed for everyone from the absolute beginner to the professional artist looking to expand their skill set.

ArtPrize Education Days

Cultivate is a proud of partner of ArtPrize, and we are proud to share our resources for educators, field trips, and art workshops to support art learning and connection in the community.  

Upcoming Events:
Elevate the Conversation Around Art

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Cultivate's curated events nurture creativity, inclusivity, and social advocacy through art.

Our array of offerings—ranging from life drawing and painting sessions to thought-provoking artist talks and panel discussions—invite you to engage on multiple levels. Open studios are available for families and teens, while our unique initiatives like the Artist Way Project extend the conversation into the community. Experience firsthand how art can empower, inspire, and unite.

Cultivate Conversations:
Art and Education Discourse

Read the Cultivate Arts Publication

Our Partners

A selection of the organizations, foundations, and donors who we have worked with this year 

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