Kids Encouraged To Compete In ArtWalk Competition

Organizers of Grand Haven Main Street’s 2017 ArtWalk want to remind young artists and their parents to save the best of those summertime artistic endeavors to enter in this year’s ArtWalk Youth Competition, September 20 through October 8.

The Youth Competition is an integral part of Grand Haven ArtWalk, a celebration of art and artists of all ages. Held at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, the competition is open to young artists in three age groups:  8 years and younger, 9-13 years and 14 years through high school senior. 

Library Director, John Martin, stated “The Library is pleased to be the host site for the Youth Competition of Grand Haven’s ArtWalk. So often, kids’ art is overlooked and it’s important that we encourage them from the beginning to get involved, to take chances and to be creative. Libraries are magical places that encourage imagination and creativity. Hosting this art exhibition is an honor for us.”

Student art entries will be accepted on September 18-19 during regular library hours (9am-9pm).  Beginning on September 20, the public is invited to view the art and vote for their favorite in each of the age groups and in each of the five separate media categories: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. 

Prizes are awarded to People’s Choice winners and separate recognition is given to work selected by judges from the regional art community.  All of the Youth Competition entries and artists are celebrated with a reception and award ceremony at the Library onTuesday, October 3 beginning at 6pm 

For more information on Grand Haven Main Street’s 2017 ArtWalk, visit or on Facebook at Grand Haven ArtWalk.