General Information

Now accepting applications for the 2023 festival! Please click here to apply.

Event Dates/Times
Saturday, June 24, 2023: 9am to 5pm
Sunday, June 25, 2023: 9am to 5pm

Important Dates to Remember
November 1, 2022: Application for Exhibitors Opens (Please click here to apply)
February 1, 2023: Application Deadline – Application fee is non-refundable
March 1, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
April 1, 2023: Booth Fees Due
May 1, 2023: Cancellation Refund Deadline – Last date to refund and receive 100% of Booth fee less $50 administration fee – No refunds after May 1, 2023.
June 23, 2023: Event Set Up (Times to be listed in acceptance letter)
June 24, 2023: Event (9am to 5pm)
June 25, 2023: Event (9am to 5pm)
June 25, 2023: Take Down (Times to be listed in acceptance letter)

Fees
$35 Application Fee Via Zapplication (non-refundable)
$275 Fine Art / Fine Craft Booth Fee
$195 Craft / Artisan Food Market Booth Fee
(Paper applications are NOT available)

Application discounts are available for Muskegon Museum of Art members. Previous year award winners are exempt from application fee. If this applies to you, please email info@lakeshoreartfestival.org for an 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 setting 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.

Craft / Artisan Food Market:
The Craft Market will flow through beautiful Downtown Muskegon and will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely NO buy and sell.
Exhibitors will be placed within Fine Art/Fine Craft or Craft / Artisan Food Market based on their jury scores.

Location/Space
Each exhibitor display space will be at least 10’x10’. Tent size shall not exceed 10’x10’. Spaces will be allocated at the discretion of the festival organizers. Requests will be considered. Corner spaces are not charged 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, and more. The Festival will also feature a variety of street performers that highlight many forms of artistic expression.

Other important information

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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