GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The World of Winter Festival kicks off in downtown Grand Rapids beginning Friday.
It includes a number of events and art displays, including one from award-winning artist Chris Dudley.
The "Frozen Fun!" display includes seven-foot tall cutouts of children enjoying winter activities. Dudley hand-painted each cutout to represent different ethnicities, personalities and styles.
He and his daughter received a grant from DGRI and the City of Grand Rapids to produce the piece for the festival.
"I thought about when I got the location is that when people are driving past or walking past, just to put a smile on their face," Dudley said. "And it'd be hard to walk past kids enjoying themselves without smiling."
If you'd like to see these children at play and get a picture with them, it is displayed outside of DeVos Place.
World of Winter starts this Friday and runs until March 5.
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