The 43rd annual Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival is the third weekend in September, in Grove City’s historic Town Center. Parking and admission are free. The 2022 festival takes place in Town Center Park, just off Broadway. The festival experience offers convenient access to charming, local businesses and dining opportunities.

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, Arts in the Alley Parade, 9:30 a.m., see the parade route below.
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

View the 2022 Arts in the Alley Program and Event Guide or the view highlights of the Arts in the Alley Program Guide.

Hosted by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, more than 100 juried exhibitors display and sell fine art, photography, jewelry, crafts, fabric art, glasswork, pottery and wood creations. Stop by all the shows to view the creativity of local artists and vote for People’s Choice in each show.

Fine Arts Shows are open Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Fine Arts and Grove City Easel Award, Crafts and Photography shows are in City Hall, 4035 Broadway.
The Quilt Show is in Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.
The Youth Art  Show is in Mayor’s Court at the Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.
Kids Fun Street is at the corner of Park and First streets.

A variety of musical entertainment is featured throughout the weekend including local high school bands and choirs; and a performance by Soul Legacy on the Heartland Stage, Town Center Park at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Voice of Grove City singing competition features amazing vocalists performing throughout the weekend, vying for the title and grand prize! Support the contestants by voting for the People’s Choice each day of the competition. The finalists perform noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18.

The Arts in the Alley Parade, featuring the theme “Hometown Originals,” hosted by the Grove City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grove City Girls’ Club begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Grove City Welcome Center and Museum’s extended hours during Arts in Alley, 3378 Park St.

Tour the museum during extended hours during Arts in the Alley, part of Grove City’s observance of the nine-day Ohio Open Doors, a program sponsored by the Ohio History Connection, featuring daily events in participating communities throughout the state.

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 12-5 p.m.

Visit Grove City’s extended hours during Arts in Alley, 3995 Broadway

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

COTA//PLUS – No need to drive, COTA//Plus is providing service within Grove City Friday, Sept. 16, 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit the COTA//Plus website for additional information and to set up an account.

Parking is available throughout Grove City Town Center. Download the Arts in the Alley, Town Center parking map.

For more information about the Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival, visit the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce website or call 614-875-9762.

Arts in the Alley Road Closures | Thursday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to midnight, Sunday, Sept. 18
Park Street from Broadway to Third Street
Arbutus Avenue from Civic Place to Park Street

Arts in the Alley Parade Road Closures | Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m., view the 2022 Parade Map

The parade steps off at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Broadway heading south on Broadway, east on Columbus Street, south on Wilbur Avenue and then dispersing at Park Street Intermediate School (floats disperse at the United Methodist Church, Columbus Street). Broadway will be closed from Southwest Boulevard to Grove City Road during the parade.

No traffic will be permitted on the parade route from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 17.  The parade route is south on Broadway from Southwest Boulevard to Columbus Street, east on Columbus Street to Wilbur Avenue, south on Wilbur Avenue to Park Street.

Additional parade road closures include:
• 6:30 to 11 a.m., Southwest Boulevard east of Broadway to Richard Avenue and west of Broadway to Lewis Centre Way
• 9 to 11 a.m., Broadway southbound between Parlin Drive and Southwest Boulevard
• 9 a.m. to noon, Park Street between Arbutus Avenue and Wilbur Avenue
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Arbutus Avenue from Civic Drive to Park Street

Broadway will be closed from Southwest Boulevard to Grove City Road during the parade. Please observe the posted detours: Home Road west to Urbancrest Industrial Parkway to Lewis Centre Way to Southwest Boulevard and Southwest Boulevard.