The Spark

33rd Annual Holiday Artists Market 

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024 | 10am-4pm 

More details coming soon – stay tuned!
Questions? Contact [email protected]


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Built for creatives, by creatives

The Spark extends the creative community of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) into the wider community of West Michigan. Our collaborative and publicly-accessible retail space invites visitors to shop handmade goods from a diversity of local artists and makers while providing events and opportunities that inspire creative connection and nurture professional growth. 


Local art and design

We believe in a creative ecosystem that is dynamic and innovative. The Spark provides a powerful platform for local creatives and celebrates the vibrant art and design culture of West Michigan.


Creativity is all about connection, so we've created a retail space that's built on bringing people together. If you have creative goods to sell, ideas for programming, or just want to check out what's going on, stop by and say hi!


From retail to education to professional development, we thrive on seeing creative succeed! Opportunities at The Spark are always evolving to reflect the world around us. 


Are you an artist, designer, or maker?

Look no further, The Spark would love to hear from you! We have a large, naturally-lit, and highly visible storefront on the corner of Division and Fountain, with our main entrance located in KCAD's 17 Fountain St. NW building.

Ready to sell?

Become a vendor today and join our community of artists, designers, makers, and start selling your work!

Still exploring your options? 

Download our Successful Selling Guide to learn more about how we operate and how to get the most out of retail opportunities. 


Location and hours


The Spark
Kendall College of Art and Design
of Ferris State University
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

[email protected]
On Instagram @thesparkgr


Summer 2024 Hours

Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed