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Home Show Experiences Record Number of Attendees

This year’s Muskegon Home, Garden, and DIY Show drew a record crowd. With almost 1800 people in attendance, the exhibitor floor was buzzing with attendees looking for their next spring projects. The newest addition to the Home, Garden, and DIY Show was the opening of the Gallery Level in the Fricano Place Event Center.

“Opening the Gallery Level allowed us to have more exhibitors than we have had in previous years,” commented Kristin Knop, Show Director. “The response on the opening of the new level has been very positive.”

Almost every seminar offered was filled to capacity. Chef Char from Kitchen 242, floral arranging by Skeeter Parkhouse of Wasserman’s Flowers & Gifts, and DIY chalk painting with Pretty in Paint were among show favorites. Some attendees even came early just to sign up for their favorite seminar.

Our featured artist, Jeremy Church, spoke with guests in the Gallery Level about what it takes to get a great photograph and the preparations he takes to get amazing photos. One of Church’s photography prints, of the Muskegon State Park Blockhouse, was given away to a lucky person who attended the home show. Additionally, Create.a.frame Studio had budding artists painting their own home décor canvases all day.

“We are already looking forward to keeping this momentum going for next year’s home show,” says Knop.

The Muskegon Home, Garden + DIY Show is a production of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce with support from the Lakeshore Home Builders Association. Sponsors included Shepherd Shoreline Gutters & Garage Doors, First General Credit Union, Padnos, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Spectrum Reach, and many others. For a complete list of sponsors visit muskegonHGS.org.