Lakeshore Art Festival, June 26 & 27

The Lakeshore Art Festival features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon. Experience over 200 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, Author’s Alley, Artisan Food Market, street performers, the Community Mosaic Project, and so much more!

Art in the Park is held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features large trees and pockets of bright flowers throughout the park. The Craft Market flows from the park through the beautiful streets of Downtown Muskegon, which is home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Historic Hackley Library, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, and multiple pieces of public art. The Children’s Lane anchors the event and is just adjacent to the splash pad, so bring the kids, bring your suits, and get ready to have some fun!

Each year LAF adds an element that’s engaging for the community. This year, the festival will host the first ever Community Mosaic Project. Reclaimed wooden 4×4 square tiles will be available to the community as mini canvases to create art upon. The public is invited to grab a 4×4 tile, get creative and bring the completed tile downtown during the festival. Tiles will be available at participating locations beginning June 1st, while supplies last at Art Cats Gallery, Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center, Blended Furniture, City Center Art Gallery, City of Muskegon Farmers Market, Muskegon Museum of Art, and Read Muskegon. At the festival, each tile will be added to larger boards creating a multi-dimensional community mosaic! Sections of the mosaic will be displayed at various locations throughout the community after the festival is over.

This year the festival will also take part in the newly launched Downtown Social District. Guests will be allowed to roam the festival footprint, within the social district, with an adult beverage in hand! This is a great chance to sip, walk, shop, and savor all that the festival and local restaurants have to offer.

The festival will practice safety first and will follow the current CDC/MDHHS pandemic guidelines along with a custom made LAF Safety Protocol.

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