(WZZM) - Tuesday will mark the start of the countdown to LaughFest 2012.

Volunteers spent Tuesday putting together LaughFest Central, located inside the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

The headquarters for the event will be the go-to destination for all things LaughFest.

"We love that we're here in the Art Museum right on Rosa Parks Circle because it's a great visible place for us to be," said Joanne Roehm, Festival Operations Manager for LaughFest."We'll be doing a lot of programming here which we're excited about and we're just looking forward to people coming in and learning more about the festival."

Starting Tuesday, LaughFest Central will be open Monday through Friday 10 to 6, Saturdays 10 to 5 and Sundays noon to 5.

LaughFest 2012 begins March 8th.