Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 (Muskegon, MI) - Call For Artists

Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 (Muskegon, MI) – Call For Artists

Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 (Muskegon, MI) – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Lakeshore Art Festival 2020, featuring a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The festival offers over 350 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, multiple interactive art stations, and Chalk The Walk as well as affordable parking, outstanding accommodations, and restaurants nearby.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 4 Feb 2020

The Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 will be held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features beautiful trees and flowers, interior and perimeter sidewalks, historic sculptures, and a center circle. Artist awards are determined by a professional art juror. Artistic excellence is the criteria for selecting the awards.

Lakeshore Art Festival 2020 prize awards

  • $1,000 First Place/Best in Show
  • $800 Second Place
  • $600 Third Place
  • $400 Honorable Mention
  • $200 Committee’s Choice

Artists benefit from extensive marketing and publicity using newspaper, magazine, social media, industry trade publications, posters, postcards, radio advertising, television, and billboards. For decades, art has been a driving force in Downtown Muskegon. The festival continues that tradition with a unique blend of fine art, crafts, music, food, and fun along the scenic shoreline. Each year, the festival draws 50,000 visitors.

The Lakeshore Art Festival is nationally recognized and ranked in the top 100 of Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows by the Sunshine Artist Magazine 200 Best. Additionally, the festival has garnered acclaim from ArtFairCalendar.com for Favorite Small Town Art Fair for two years running. It has received the Sustainability Champion Award – 2017.

Social Equity

The Chamber works with a number of local organizations that enhance social equity and service disadvantaged or marginalized groups. They provide volunteer opportunities in exchange for a stipend/donation to their organization. Additionally, they seek out a diverse offering of entertainment that is a good representation of the Muskegon community.

About The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Of Commerce

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the lakeshore representing over 1,230 businesses and organizations. They create an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy, and valued member services.

For more information, contact artfest@muskegon.org.

Previous call for artists from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

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