Aug 12

AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show Hours

The American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show in Grand Rapids is just around the corner.  I know you’re planning your itineraries.  So here are some details you’ll want to keep in mind when planning how you will spend your time when you’re here.

Show hours and admission:

Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Advanced tickets – daily admission $10; at the door $11. Multi-day admission is also available for $30. Advance tickets must be ordered 30 days before the show.

You won’t want to miss visiting the:

Grand Rapids Public Museum – Explore the Museum in a whole new way by picking up a copy of the Discovery Hunt Collecting A-Z at the front desk. Don’t miss Q is for Quilts.
Take a self-guided “Mini-Bite” Museum Tour. Choose your favorite topic “Quilts” and learn more about the Museums textiles, fabric and clothing collection. The Museum will be open until 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 23 for AQS attendees. A collection of 10 quilts will be available for white glove viewing with paid admission.

Community Archives and Research Center – The Community Archives and Research Center is a collaborative support facility which houses the historical documents and artifact collections of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Experience first-hand about how the museum’s collections are stored and preserved. Specialized tours of individual collections such as Clothing & Textiles (including quilts), Furniture, Native American Collection and decorative arts can also be arranged to enhance the general tour of the facility. Wear your walking shoes. Group meets at the CARC building. Behind the scenes Tour pricing is $12.00 per person and must be scheduled.

Gerald R Ford Museum will feature three art quilt major exhibitions from Studio Art Quilt Associates. The Museum will have special hours on Wednesday, August 22 from 6-8 pm for AQS.
Creative Force: July 11, – September 16, 2012
Sense of Adventure: June 15 – July 9, 2012
Beyond Comfort: June 15 – September 16, 2012

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – this 132-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, guided tram tour and café.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will offer extended hours on Friday, August 24. Enjoy Friday nights at GRAM and GRAM on the Green. Every Friday night, GRAM offers a great chance to unwind with galleries open late, live music, a cash bar and casual conversation. Friday nights at GRAM moves outside! Music on the GRAM Terrace and Ballroom dancing in Rosa Park Circle.


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