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!

Community Interactive Art Project

Working with local schools and the Nuveen Art Center, students and guests will get creative with canvasses. Classrooms will work on the artful project before the festival and these projects will be on display July 5 and 6. The Nuveen Art Center will host an on location painting celebration for attendees to participate in during the Lakeshore Art Festival.

Emerging Authors Tent

This year, the Lakeshore Art Festival welcomes over 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 2019. 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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