As part of Lakeshore Art Festival, we are excited to announce the sixth annual Children’s Lane, Step Into Art! The Children’s Lane will contain a variety of vendors and activities that focus specifically on children and families. The area will feature free or low-cost, family-friendly, kid-centered arts, crafts, entertainment and more. Additionally, the event will focus on engaging children (and families) in a healthy way, to educate them on positive living and to include elements of creativity, good eating habits and staying active.

Interested in getting involved?

We are currently seeking organizations that are interested in participating in this event and we believe your organization would be a good fit. Below you will find a summary of ways to get involved along with a form attached to identify your level of interest.

Examples of activities/crafts/demonstrations could include:
Interactive artistic activities such as, painting, collage, jewelry making, building/construction, fashion, photography, art education, theater, and music. Other ideas include, face painting, hair braiding, woodcraft, healthy eating demonstrations, gardening lessons, kids safety, etc.

Activity Participant

An activity participant will be involved in hosting an activity at Children’s Lane which will be pre-approved by the Lakeshore Art Festival Advisory Committee. Ideally we would like the activity to be free to children. For example, a non-profit entity could provide an activity, educational information or demonstration that provides a specific benefit and positive impact for children and/or families. If a fee is needed to cover the cost of the activity the fee must be minimal.


Our goal is to offer as many events and activities as we can for free. The only way we can do this is with generous support from sponsors. Please take a moment to consider supporting this community wide, family-friendly event. We’re creating family memories for years to come and a legacy for the generosity of West Michigan support and Muskegon’s excellence in recognizing and accommodating our community’s needs.

Sign Up

To apply to be part of the Lakeshore Art Festival Children’s Lane, contact our coordinator Jacqui Robinson at or call 231-722-3751. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


“I attend this art fair every year and can’t wait for it to come around! So much to see and such a beautiful place to walk around. My child loves the kid’s area!” -Kristina Wilson Trasky


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