August 2023: West Michigan Arts Calendar

In 2023, arts organizations are largely back on their feet and offering incredible seasons of art, conversations, fun and community involvement. Now that it’s summer, many arts organizations are taking a break while summer theaters and concert series fill the gap. This month, the theaters are full of fun summer fare and thoughtful dramas alike, while local museums host a variety of stunning art. Check it out.

Barn Theatre
13351 M-96, Augusta

The Wizard of Oz, Aug. 1-13

Escape to Margaritaville, Aug. 15-27

Nunsense, Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Betka-Pope Productions

The Wedding Singer, Aug. 5

Circle Theatre
1703 Robinson Rd SE, East Grand Rapids

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,
Aug. 10-26

Face Off Theatre Company
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Exception to the Rule, July 13-16

Farmers Alley Theatre Kalamazoo
221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo 

She Persisted, The Musical, July 29-Aug. 6

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

Sunday Strings: Children’s Concert, Aug. 6

Sunday Strings: Home Is Where Your Heart Is, Aug. 13

Grand Rapids Art Museum 
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids 

Nocturnes: Night Scenes from GRAM’s Collection, Through Aug. 12

Object Oriented: Still Lifes from GRAM’s Collection, Through Aug. 12

Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection, Through Sept. 9

Ellsworth Kelly & Jack Youngerman: Surrounding Shapes, Through Sep. 23

Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Series
341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

Summer Dance Festival, Aug. 25-26

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Aug. 29

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
DeWitt Student Cultural Center
141 E. 12th St., Holland

Rock of Ages, July 21-Aug.4

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Aug. 8-18

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 
314 South Park St., Kalamazoo 

2023 West Michigan Area Show, Through Aug. 27 

Sugoi! 200 Years of Japanese Art, Through Sept. 3

Unveiling American Genius, Through Dec. 31

223 W. Main St., Lowell

Connected, Through June 24

Mason Street Warehouse
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver St., Saugatuck

Jersey Boys, Aug. 11-Sept. 3

Muskegon Museum of Art 
296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon

The Lessons I Leave You, Through Sept. 10

The Bennett Prize: Rising Voices, Through Sept. 10

American Realism: Visions of America, Through Aug. 27

Saugatuck Center for the Arts 
400 Culver St., Saugatuck

Of Plants and Place, Through Sept. 8

To Practice Taking Root, Through Sept. 8

Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman, Through Dec. 31