Chalk the Walk

The Lakeshore Art Festival and Downtown Muskegon Now have partnered to bring you Chalk The Walk! Join us on Friday evening and color “between the lines” on Western Ave. We need YOU to Chalk The Walk and be part of our event. Chalk will be provided for free or bring your own if you’d like!

The Door Project

“Opening Doors to Possibilities” is a community art project utilizing upcycled doors and turning them into works of art. The Door Project will include 15 local schools decorating/painting refurbished doors and then the doors will be displayed during the festival. Additionally, Nuveen Art Center will host a door painting celebration for guests to paint during the Lakeshore Art Festival. This project is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and partnership with the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Nuveen Art Center, Habitat for Humanity/ReStore, Chart House Energy, and Arbor Circle.

Kayak Sculpture Project

Several local and regional artists are participating in the first ever Kayak Sculpture Project. The project will be a display of awe-inspiring visual art utilizing kayaks made by Muskegon’s own global leader in kayak manufacturing, Hemisphere Design Works / Sun Dolphin. The sculptures will be unveiled on July 5 and will be on display throughout the summer. The outdoor locations include the Farmers Market, L.C. Walker Arena, Lakeshore Museum Center, Western Market and more. This project is also supported by Hooker DeJong, Hazekamp’s, Little River Casino Resort, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, and the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Emerging Authors Tent – NEW

This year, the Lakeshore Art Festival welcomes nearly 20 authors as part of the festival. These Michigan authors will be showcasing their original books in a new section of the festival footprint, near Clay Ave. and 2nd.

K-12 Student Art Showcase

An exhibition of artwork from Muskegon County students, grades K-12 will be returning for 2018. Student art will be for sale during the festival. We invite you to chat with the students and take home a unique piece of budding artistry! All proceeds go to the student artists. Coordinated by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.


“I’ve been to this event over the past 20 years and 2018 has by far been the best year yet! It was GREAT!” -Michael Breen


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