2022 Applications Open
Applications for the 2022 tour are open through February 15th! Encompassing portions of Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren Counties, participation in Arts and Eats is open to artists, restaurants, and farms inside the tour area.
Arts & Eats Tour
October 15-16, 2022 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Local Quality Experiences
Arts and Eats is a free self-driving tour of rural regions in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties and the surrounding rural region. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered.
Discover Hidden Gems
We invite people to discover our rural areas, forests, and towns by exploring back roads and out-of-the-way places. Visit with local artisans in their studios, and see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber, and heritage animals. Should hunger strike, stop in at one of our local gems that serves food made with ingredients from area farms and producers.
Support Local Economy
Arts and Eats raises awareness and appreciation of the region’s human and natural resources. The tour reminds us about the benefits of buying and consuming locally grown foods and supporting Michigan artists as entrepreneurs. The tour is an opportunity to contribute to a sense of place and to support local economies.
2021 Tour Guide
Take a look back in time at our last Map and Guide for a peek into the tour!
DID YOU KNOW?
MORE THAN 65 ZIP CODES
In 2019, hundreds of people from more than 65 zip codes took the tour.
We bring our local communities and neighbors together one tour at a time.
1250 SITE VISITS
Over 1,250 site visits have been logged throughout the A&E Passport Program.
DETROIT, CHICAGO, & MORE!
Travelers from Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut, and beyond have taken the tour.