Saturday, June 29, 2024 & Sunday, June 30, 2024 in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan
For decades, art has been a driving force in Downtown Muskegon. The Lakeshore Art Festival continues that tradition with a unique blend of fine art, crafts, music, food, and fun along the scenic shoreline.
Historic Hackley Park is home to the Fine Art/Fine Craft Exhibitors, showcasing high-quality, fine art and fine craft pieces designed and created by artists attending from all over the country. The beauty and diversity of artwork is surrounded by the park’s magnificent trees, flowering plants and sculptures. This beautiful scene sets the stage for an amazing experience for all to enjoy. Browse Artist Directory
Covering 8 blocks in the heart of Downtown Muskegon you’ll experience a host of unique and talented craft exhibitors and artisan food vendors. The wide roads feature natural light, gorgeous boulevards, and easy maneuvering to fully take in the shopping experience. You’ll find everything from jewelry, lawn art, home décor, apparel, toys and more. The Artisan Food Market, located on Clay Ave., offers spices, sweets, gourmet doggie treats and more! The Author’s Alley, located on Clay Ave and 4th Street is host to nearly 20 Michigan Authors! Browse Artist Directory
Step into art! Kids and families will find great fun and artful activities at the Children’s Lane. The Children’s Lane will feature booths that educate, entertain, and inspire creativity. Browse Lineup
The art of performing abounds at the Lakeshore Art Festival. As you stroll through the many fine art and craft exhibitors you will find street performers entertaining to your delight! Enjoy everything from jugglers, musicians, yo-yoers, hula hoopers, and many more!
In 2023, the festival will host the #LAFRocks Public Art Project. Six local artists have been selected to create artistic masterpieces out of small boulders. The final artwork will be displayed throughout the festival footprint, and guests are encouraged to visit each one. In addition, Muskegon Museum of Art will be hosting a rock decorating booth in the roundabout. The public is invited to get creative by painting a small stone. This project derives from a viral trend where people paint pebbles or stones and leave them for others to find and collect. Help us spread art, kindness and positivity throughout West Michigan!
The Lakeshore Art Festival is all about the artful experience. What is more artful than using all of your senses to experience a visual delight of mouth-watering, aromatic-enticing festival food? This year’s festival features slow-roasted BBQ, Greek cuisine, specialty sandwiches, gourmet frozen treats, and all of your deep-fried favorites. Learn More
Shop and sip! The Downtown Muskegon Social District provides common areas in the downtown in which alcoholic beverages from participating establishments can be carried and consumed. These areas overlap with the festival footprint. We are excited to announce that Hackley Park is part of the Social District this year!
The Lakeshore Art Festival in partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation is proud to be a leader in event waste reduction. From the beginning of the festival until the end we focus on reducing the amount of paper and products used as well as recycling, composting and utilizing post-consumer products. Since the festival began its sustainability program in 2014, there have been a total of 11,656 pounds of material diverted from the landfill. For more information on our “Keepin’ It Green” program and to view our sustainability report click here.
Be part of West Michigan’s premier art festival. Volunteer and join in on the fun! Meet new people, learn more about artists, give back to your community and get a free volunteer T-shirt! Click here to learn more.
“Living on the west coast of Michigan, there are many art shows and fairs throughout the summer in different beach towns. This one by far was the best I have been too. The variety and amount of vendors was wonderful. I felt there was something for everybody, including the kids!” -Lillian Dotzlaf
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