Día del Sol

Día del Sol 2023

June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities invites you to join us on Thursday, June 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an evening to celebrate and support the vision of a flourishing neighborhood on Grand Rapids’ southwest side. Día del Sol brings our students, supporters, and partners together for an evening of curiosity and creativity with our neighbors to cultivate inclusion and justice.

This year’s theme is DISCOVERY! The arts and humanities allow us to discover different parts of ourselves, expanding our perspectives and world. Gaining more awareness of ourselves and others through creativity, self-expression, and learning is critical to what we offer youth at GAAH.

  • Discover your favorite flavors during our “roaming style” dinner and dessert, which can be enjoyed anytime throughout the evening.
  • Discover your own creative spark with hands-on art activities.
  • Discover a new piece of artwork or a great local business in our silent auction.
  • Discover the next fashion trend at our live screen printing station, where student designs will be sold on different apparel.

Join us as we create, celebrate, and discover the interconnectedness and joy of our community and support programs at GAAH that allow youth to discover more about the world around them.


Even if you’re not able to attend the event you are still able to make an impact! Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000 this year. All proceeds benefit GAAH’s dynamic arts and education programs at the Cook Arts Center and the Cook Library Center.

Our Supporters

Major Funders

The Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation

Meijer Foundation

Sebastian Foundation

Lead Event Sponsor

($10,000 and higher)

Additional support provided by

Terry McGovern and Carol Paine McGovern

The Founders Fund

Macatawa Bank

Matt and Diana Schad

Grand Valley State University

Grand River Bank

Level One Bank

PNC Bank

Wolverine Building Group

Celebration Cinema

Profile Films

WKML Foundation

Guelaguetza Designs

Huntington Bank

Past Event Photos