It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 due to health concerns over COVID-19. While we did spend a great deal of time considering safe and healthy ways to host the show this year, as well as alternative dates and possible virtual events, what it came down to is the safety of our exhibitors, guests, volunteers and community. We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you in 2021!

If you should have any questions during this time, volunteers please feel free to email Michael Ramsey at or general questions contact

Support Services Team Volunteer

The Support Services Team Volunteer position includes an active role in event operations.  Opportunities for this position will include Festival tear down, assistance with waste removal and recycling, moving picnic tables, and light maintenance. This role may require some heavy lifting.  This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups that enjoy being outdoors and like a variety of opportunities.

Green Team Volunteer

The Green Team Volunteer Position is a simple job and also aids in helping keep our event zero waste and keep the environment clean from waste. Green Team Volunteers will assist in foodservice by sorting compostable items in the guest food area. We will need assistance with this job Friday and Saturday during prime eating hours. This is the job for someone who cares about the earth and would like to make a difference in festival management.

Hospitality Team Volunteer

The Hospitality Team Volunteer position includes welcoming guests, volunteers, and exhibitors to beautiful Downtown Muskegon and the Lakeshore Art Festival, answering their questions, and directing them around the event.  This is a great opportunity for someone that is friendly, outgoing, and has a passion for all things Muskegon!

Information & Merchandise Sales Team Volunteer

The Information & Merchandise Sales Team position will focus on working at the Festival Information Booth.   Duties could include selling Lakeshore Art Festival merchandise as well as ice cold bottled water and answering general questions about the Festival.  A background check will be required for all volunteers in a sales role.

Children’s Lane Team Volunteer

The Children’s Lane Team Volunteer position includes working in the Children’s Lane providing general assistance as needed.  This opportunity provides lots of fun, laughter, and children!  This would be a great experience for anyone that enjoys working with kids, older youth and school groups.  A background check will be required for all volunteers at Children’s Lane.

Street Team Volunteer

The Street Team Volunteer includes many diverse opportunities in a variety of areas and will allow you to experience all of the 2020 Festival!  This role will include everything from distributing flyers, promoting the Lakeshore Art Festival at other local events, being a stream of constant communication for all areas of the event, and assisting all areas of event staff with any duties that may come up.  This is a great role for a multi-tasker that really enjoys utilizing all of their talents and skills and is interested in being a huge part of the Lakeshore Art Festival 2020!


Hackley Park features a Wine and Beer garden area in which guest can purchase their favorite adult beverages and then shop the many fine art booths in the park. We are looking for age 21+ volunteers with great personalities and attention to detail to fill these positions. Tip-certification or previous festival bar experience is a plus!


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