The Lakeshore Art Festival is back in the heart of Muskegon this weekend

The two-day arts festival returns in 2022 with an art competition, a arts and crafts market, a craft food market, street performers, chalk exhibitions on the sidewalks and more.

MUSCAGON, MICHIGAN – The Lakeshore Arts Festival returns to downtown Muskegon with art, food, music and more this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, Downtown Muskegon will come to life with thousands of works of art from over 100 artists and suppliers.

The festival will also have live street performers, food, shopping, entertainment and activities for all ages.

The Lakeshore Art Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This year, the festival attracts international street artist David Zinn, who is known for his temporary street paintings. Zinn uses chalk, charcoal and found objects to create bizarre works of art that blend in with the environment.

Zin will create between 8-10 chalk drawings on the festival grounds. People are encouraged to find all the drawings, but it can be harder than you think. Check out his Instagram page to see some examples:

The Lakeshore Arts Festival is more than just art. This family-friendly event has all kinds of activities, shops, suppliers, food and entertainment to enjoy. In addition, the festival is partly in the social district of Muskegon, so visitors can drink alcoholic beverages from participating establishments on the streets within the social district during the festival.

Below is a list of some of the events and features of the two-day art festival.

Events and features of the Lakeshore Art Festival

Exhibition of Fine Arts and Crafts

Hackley Park is home to fine arts and crafts exhibitors. Explore works of art made by artists from all over the country on both days of the festival.

Craft market and craft food

Covering more than eight blocks in the center of Muskegon, the market includes suppliers selling everything from jewelry, lawn art, home decor, clothing, toys and more. Clay Ave also has a craft food market with vendors selling spices, pastries, gourmet puppy treats and more.

Located on Western Ave. between 1st St. and Jefferson St., The Children’s Lane offers educational, recreational and inspiring activities for children.

Street performers will entertain the crowds on both days at the intersection of 2nd St. and Western Ave., on the Olthoff Stage and in Hackley Park. Enjoy everything from jugglers, musicians, yo-yors, hula hoops and much more.

Interactivity and community Art

International street artist David Zinn will create between 8-10 works of art with chalk, located at the festival. Attendees are encouraged to try to find all the drawings that fit into the environment.

On Saturday, June 25, the patrons are invited to participate in the public art project PADNOS and to register Western Ave. from 16:00 to 18:00

There will be a dozen different food trucks and food stalls serving slow-roasted barbecue, Greek cuisine, special sandwiches, gourmet frozen treats and everyone’s favorite deep-fried.

Much of the imprint of the Lakeshore Art Festival is in the social neighborhood of Muskegon, which allows people to buy alcoholic beverages from participating establishments and carry them outdoors in the social neighborhood. This year, Hackley Park is included in the Social District.

Learn more about the festival, artists and suppliers at LakeshoreArtFestival.org or see the Lakeshore Art Festival brochure here:

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