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Lakeshore Art Festival, Muskegon, MI

Photo via Muskegon Tribune
Photo via Muskegon Tribune

In early July the streets of Muskegon are taken over by the sculptures and lithographs of the Lakeshore Art Festival. The festival takes place in downtown Muskegon, with fine arts displayed in Hackley Park and crafts and food vendors selling their wares on the streets surrounding Muskegon’s historic Frauenthal Theater. Street performers are on hand to juggle, play music, and otherwise entertain the festival-goers winding through the different works of art on display.

There’s a ton of activities for the kiddos at the Children’s Lane, including circus arts lessons, a petting zoo, puppet shows, an interactive photo booth, crafts, building projects and more.

Everyone can get in on the artsy action through the Community Canvas Project. Large canvases are available to anyone who wants to paint on them, free of charge. At the end of the day they’ll be cut into smaller sections, stretched on frames and sold.

Lakeshore Art Festival 

The 2017 Lakeshore Art Festival takes place on July 7 and 8.

Artwalk Festival, Grand Haven, MI


A thought-provoking work of modern art hangs in the space usually taken by a painting of frogs sipping coffee at a local cafe, and people are traipsing into an auto parts store to admire the art. It’s Artwalk time in Grand Haven.

During Artwalk visitors can enjoy Grand Haven’s small-town charm while viewing fun or thought-provoking works of art in the city’s shops, offices and restaurants. The works are scattered from Centertown down to the waterfront, all within easy walking distance of one another. Maps are available online and at the venues.

After viewing the various works of art on display, festival attendees can vote on their favorites. Winning artists receive a cash prize.

While in the area you can visit the Artprize festival in nearby Grand Rapids, the inspiration for Artwalk.

Artwalk Grand Haven