Arts, culture ‘vital’ to Muskegon community, nonprofit leaders say

MUSKEGON, MI – The arts and culture community in Muskegon County is what makes it a unique place to work, play and live, according to advocates.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce held Business for Breakfast: Business of Arts and Culture last week at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor. Four panelists took the stage to tell attendees why arts and culture are important for Muskegon.

“When I think about Muskegon and I think about our assets, we have beautiful beaches, we have beautiful water, but so does everybody else from New Buffalo to Mackinaw,” said Judy Hayner, executive director of the Muskegon Museum of Art. “Here’s what everybody doesn’t have: everybody does not have a rich arts and cultural infrastructure like we do. Actually, nobody else along the lakeshore has it.”

 

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