West Michigan's cultural diversity supports a thriving arts scene.
From an economic history rooted in design-driven furniture and manufacturing industries to a thriving contemporary arts scene, West Michigan's economy and culture is inextricably linked to the arts. West Michigan boasts the world's largest art prize, vibrant local music, numerous public art and music festivals, innovative museums, and nationally-renowned performing arts troupes. You'll find culture for every taste in West Michigan.
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Options galore, for every taste and preference
If you're at a loss for what to do for fun in West Michigan, have no fear. We have headlining concerts and intimate venues with music of all genres, restaurants for every pallet, and enough bars and breweries to choose from that you'll be sure to find a favorite. There is every type of fun you can imagine here in West Michigan, no matter your definition of "fun" is.
MiReason.com lets people share what they love about West Michigan
We're proud to announce a new campaign, inviting both West Michigan residents and people outside of the area to find their reason to love West Michigan. The region offers more than just pretty vacation spots-we've got career opportunities and vibrant communities too. Our new site allows you to share a reason and browse what others are saying. Share a photo or video and let's get the conversation going about why we love West Michigan.
Whether you choose the vibrancy of urban living in a downtown condominium, the youthful energy of one of the region's college towns, or the quiet of a big country house with a garden, you're just a quick drive, maybe even a short walk, away from work, schools, volunteer opportunities and cultural events. With one of the lowest cost of living in the United States, diverse entertainment options, top schools, and rich economic opportunity, West Michigan is consistently recognized as one of the top places to live in the United States.
Trailing Significant Others/New in Town
Hello West Michigan serves as an advocate for talent and provides downstream support to them, and their families, as they settle into their new lives in West Michigan. As a trailing spouse/significant other or someone who is new in town, Hello West Michigan offers support
to showcase all that West Michigan has to offer as you make your decision to relocate or to stay in West Michigan.
If you’ve shopped at a Meijer store, then you’ve seen Anthony’s work—or at least what he is working on. Anthony is the newest addition to the Meijer Creative Store
New Event for New Hires
New to West Michigan? Join Hello West Michigan and 616 Development for a new event series just for you.