General Information 2020

If you would like to be added to the 2021 exhibitor communication list, please email:


Event Dates/Times
Cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Important Dates to Remember
October 11: Application for Submission Open (TENTATIVE)
February 4: Application Deadline (Application fee non-refundable)
March 3: Notification of Acceptance
March 31: Booth Fees Due
May 1: Cancellation Refund Deadline. (Last date to refund and receive 100% of Booth fee less $50 administration fee. After May 1 no refunds.)
July 2: Event Set Up (Times to be listed in acceptance letter)
July 3: Event
July 4: Event
July 4: Take Down

Registration Fees
$35 Via Zapplications (non-refundable)
$250 Fine Art/Fine Craft
$180 Craft / Children’s Lane / Artisan Food Market

Application discounts are available for Muskegon Museum of Art and Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce members. Previous year fine art award winners are exempt from registration fee. If you are a member of one of these organizations or award winner email: for online discount code.

Event Categories

Fine Art / Fine Craft: Art in the Park
Art in the Park is held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features beautiful trees and flowers, interior and perimeter sidewalks, historic sculptures and a center circle. It is located in the heart of downtown Muskegon’s Heritage District, home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Hackley Library, and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

Handcrafted Goods: Craft/Artisan Food Market
The craft market will flow through beautiful downtown Muskegon and will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely no buy and sell. The artist and food market will be located on Clay Ave.

Each exhibitor display space will be at least 12’x12’. Spaces will be allocated at the discretion of the Lakeshore Art Festival organizers. Requests will be considered and met whenever possible. Corner spaces are not charged or allocated as prime locations. Electrical or water service is NOT available. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own display, tent and booth equipment.

Entertainment/Children’s Activities
The Festival will feature a Children’s Lane that contains a variety of vendors and activities that focus specifically on children and families. This area will feature free or low-cost, family-friendly, kid-centered arts, crafts, entertainment and more. The Festival will also feature a variety of street performers that highlight many forms of artistic expression.

Other important information

Muskegon is a beautiful area to work and play. Click on the links below to learn more:
Hotels, motels and campgrounds
Summer events
Local restaurants
Muskegon Convention and Visitors Bureau

Rules & Polices
Medium Categories


Be part of the fun by joining the Lakeshore Art Festival Team!