How a Small Art and Craft Fair Turned into the Ultimate Community Celebration

For one weekend every summer, tens of thousands of people flock to Lake Michigan’s shoreline—not for a beach getaway, but for a celebration of the arts.


This summer will be no different as the Lakeshore Art Festival returns to downtown Muskegon on July 6 and 7, 2018.


If you’re imagining a quick stroll by pop-up tents in a park, it’s time to summon your inner artist and get a bit more creative.


Click here to read the full West Michigan Woman Magazine article. 

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere! Join us on July 5, and July 6, 2019.

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