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. Click here for a full list of sponsors.

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

Community Canvases

Working with local schools and the Nuveen Art Center, students and guests will get creative with canvases! Classrooms will work on the project before the festival and their creations will be displayed on July 5 and 6. The Nuveen Art Center will host a painting celebration for guests to participate in during the festival. All canvases will be for sale, giving attendees the opportunity to own a piece of community made art! Event Partners: Padnos, Nuveen Art Center, Muskegon Area ISD

Kayak Painting – Art in Motion

In celebration of Muskegon being home to the world’s largest kayak manufacturer, two kayaks will be painted live during the festival! Visitors will be able to watch art in motion as the artists bring their designs to life in Hackley Park and in the Children’s Lane. The final works of art will be auctioned off, with portion of the proceeds going to Read Muskegon. Event Partner: Sundolphin

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

K-12 Student Art Showcase

The exhibition of artwork from Muskegon County students, grades K-12 will be returning for 2019. 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

Empty Canvas

Art and music combine during this return performance by Empty Canvas! The audience is invited to help in the guided creation of a musician led painting, while the band plays live music. Sip on a beverage and join us at the Hackley Park Stage on July 5 from 4–6pm and July 6 from 12–2pm. The creations will be sold via silent auction at the information tent. A portion of the proceeds will go to help future art initiatives. Event Partner: The Muskegon Chronicle/MLive


“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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