PADNOS Public Art Project

Visit downtown Muskegon during the festival and see our four new public art additions from local artists; Larry Sybesma, Chip Vander Wier, Sherri Balaskovitz and EA Craftworks comprised of the following artists: Mark Schentzel, Alex Kallio, Tom Hutchins, Jack Cantu.

Butterfly Mural

Globally recognized artist, Kelsey Montague, has created a one-of-a-kind mural in Downtown Muskegon! The permanent piece is displayed on the east side of the Frauenthal building. Pose in front of the mural at any time during the festival and post your photos to social media with the hashtags #WhatLiftsYou, #ThisIsMuskegon, and #LAF2019.

Chalk the Walk

A free art adventure for all to enjoy! Join us on Friday between 4pm and 6pm with friends and family to chalk the streets of downtown. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Chalk will be provided for free or bring your own if you’d like. Event Partner: Muskegon Downtown Development Authority

Emerging Authors Tent

The Lakeshore Art Festival welcomes 20 authors who will showcase their original books near Clay Ave. and 2nd St. Event Partner: Michigan Authors

Interactive Art

This year’s theme is the “Art of Recycling.” We are happy to partner with the Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center as they host an art station comprised of recycled materials. Anyone can participate and best of all, it’s free!

K-12 Student Art Showcase

The exhibition of artwork from Muskegon County students, grades K-12 will be returning for 2020. We invite you to chat with the students and take home a unique piece of budding artistry! All proceeds go to the student artists. Event Partner: Muskegon Area ISD


“I love the variety! Always something new to see, along with the vendors we get to see each year!” – Barbie S.


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