An image of all four Live Artfully honorees with handwritten cursive font that reads, Live Artfully, Jim & Mary Nelson and Jon & MaryAnn McDonald

Live Artfully

Friday, Sep 10, 2021
6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Honoring Jim and Mary Nelson & Jon and MaryAnn McDonald

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Live Artfully event. The Live Artfully tradition highlights those individuals who have left a mark on the vibrant art and diverse culture we enjoy in West Michigan. This year we paid tribute to two couples who share a kinship and passion for art, education, and the environment — Jim & Mary Nelson and Jon & MaryAnn McDonald. Proceeds from this year’s event support GRAM’s mission of connecting people through art, creativity, and design. 

Host Committee: Chris & Tracey Carter, Andrew & Catherine Goodwillie, Patrick & Ligia Goodwillie, Walt & Katie Nelson, Cindy Burch, Therese Comor, David Gianfredi, and Annie Jacobs. 

Honorary In-house Council: Carol Muth

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including face covering requirements regardless of vaccination status while indoors, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. 

Grand Rapids Art Museum, GRAM Terrace

For more information, please contact Carroll Velie at or 616.242.5039.

Ticket sales have ended.
Lead Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

Support for this event is generously provided by:

  • Greenleaf Trust
  • Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
  • Diana Wege
  • Bill and Betsy Bayne
  • Karl and Patricia Betz
  • Patrick and Ligia Goodwillie
  • Dirk and June Hoffius
  • LaFontsee Galleries and Framing
  • Carol Muth
  • The Frey Foundation
  • Diane and Lynn Hedeman & Dr. and Mrs. Kim Eastman
  • Mary and Richard Panek
  • Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
  • Jim and Pat Akins
  • John and Janet Gatherer Boyles
  • Sam and Janene Cummings
  • Dale Domer and Tori Hays
  • Andrew and Catherine Goodwillie
  • Greg and Leah Hooks
  • J.C. and Tammy Huizenga
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Mark and Valerie McAleenan
  • NPF Investment Advisors
  • Martin and Enid Packard
  • Ruth Posthumous and Marlin Feyen
  • Rettig Gardens
  • Milt and Barb Rohwer
  • Contributions:
  • Judith Adams
  • Ken and Pat Brewer Betz
  • Susan Carter
  • Ron and Jean Cook, Nonna’s Café
  • John and Heidi Cottrell
  • Bill and Marilyn Crawford
  • Cindy and Monty Burch
  • Robert and Betty DeFouw
  • Don and Laurie Gardner
  • Brian and Kathryn Gilbert
  • Erin Gravelyn
  • Bluma Herman
  • Robert Israel
  • Thomas and Barbara Jackoboice
  • Thomas Logan
  • Constance and Gary Murphy
  • Susan Murphy
  • Phil Renato
  • Joy Uddin and Sally Wierda
  • Webb and Patricia Smith
  • Jan Stoner and Rick Schmiege
  • William and Mary Lou Sommerville
  • Frank Southwell