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Art In The Park (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

Art In The Park (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for the 49th Annual Art in the Park, featuring nearly 150 artist vendors. This free to the public, popular, and successful event takes place on July 9th and 10th. In previous years, nearly 10,000 people attended the Art in the Park festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado.

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Enter by: 20 Apr 2022

This show is open to all artists / craftspersons who exhibit work of their own concept, design, and execution. Work which is imported, produced, or manufactured will not be accepted. Work which is produced or manufactured from a commercial mold, pattern, or kit will not be accepted. Exhibitors whose work varies substantially from the images submitted or found selling products not meeting the above criteria will be asked to leave the show without any refunds.

All booths are 10 feet by 10 feet in size and will be spaced 6 feet apart. Each exhibitor must provide their own display equipment. Exhibitors should be prepared to put up their own sunshade, wind, and rain protection. No stakes, thumbtacks or nails may be used for booth display. Only tape, string, weights, or adhesive materials may be used. Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, attending their work at all times, and cleaning their exhibition space at the end of each day. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to demonstrate their craft. No electricity is available for artist booths.

About Steamboat Creates

Steamboat Creates, Steamboat Springs’ Creative District, nurtures the arts so creativity flourishes. They consider creatives to be traditional artists, literary artists, culinary artists, designers, videographers, actors, performing artists, and makers of anything made by hand from masonry to microbreweries. They see the impact of creatives not only in traditional art forms, but also across a wide variety of industries.

Steamboat Creates is a space where artists can have a voice and they can transform their dreams, emotions, perspectives, and views into art that can change the way we see the world.

In Northwest Colorado, there is a special mountain town that embraces the western heritage and pioneering spirit of the Old West. Selected because of the natural beauty and healing mineral springs, Steamboat’s rugged but practical settlers first created a market town that has since developed a unique history, embracing skiing and world-renowned Olympian heritage alongside artistic endeavors. Steamboat’s unique mix of warm sun, cowboy boots, and friendly locals lends an inviting, laid back atmosphere to this historic Colorado resort town, where western heritage meets abundant outdoor adventure and cultural activities for all ages.

The citizens of Steamboat Springs have embraced arts, culture, and learning since the town’s founding. Before the town was incorporated, the community founded a public library, chartered a public school, and cultivated the arts. Beginning in 1915, summer students from across the nation traveled to Steamboat Springs to attend Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. Dedication to the arts and learning still thrives through the town’s many art galleries, concerts, performances, library, museums, and schools.

For more information, contact events@steamboatcreates.org.

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Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, their two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors.

This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals! Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.

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Enter by: 25 Apr 2022

Artists will be set up around the beautiful Toledo Zoo grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild About Art will be promoted to a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers. Staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch. They bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist amenities include:

  • free parking, zoo admission, and electricity
  • air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes
  • volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down
  • 24-hour security
  • estimated over 10,000 visitors for the weekend

About Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, they participate in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art – a huge attendance driver for the event.

For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org.

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Raleigh Arts Festival (North Carolina) – Call For Artists

Raleigh Arts Festival (North Carolina) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artsplosure announces a call for artists for the Raleigh Arts Festival, one of the most original and longest running arts festivals in North Carolina. Held annually on the third weekend of May in beautiful downtown Raleigh, the festival is a 2-day event and features an art market comprised of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, and wood.

The festival presents national and regional entertainment on two stages, provides arts-based activities for children, and presents large-scale temporary art installations each year.

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Enter by: 7 Feb 2022

A three judge panel will award six cash prizes, totaling $3,500! All artists exhibit their work alongside each other throughout Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Booth sitters, free parking, and artist hospitality is provided. The art market artists receive recognition on the festival website and social media accounts. There are over 20,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Raleigh Arts Festival attracts over 75,000 attendees from across the region.

About Artsplosure

Artsplosure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has presented scores of outdoor programs and large-scale festivals featuring thousands of established and emerging visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists in numerous traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings for over forty years. They strive to produce quality events that make the creativity of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public. All in an effort to enrich the community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

For more information, contact hannah@artsplosure.org.

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Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) announces a call for artists for the Tephra Fine Arts Festival 2022. Now in its 31st year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting.

Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region.

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Enter by: 9 Jan 2022 [Extended]

The Festival is a three-day event opening on Friday, May 20, from 11am–6pm, providing first access to the Reston Town Center workforce and attracting an audience in search of world-class artwork for their offices, homes, and as gifts. Executive teams from corporate offices and serious artwork collectors purchase works from Festival artists to add value to their living and working spaces. Outreach to affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors who recognize quality, original artwork is at the forefront of marketing efforts.

Tephra Fine Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Tephra ICA engages in an aggressive marketing and promotion campaign to better market, recognize, and celebrate Festival artists. They negotiate for well-placed advertising in prominent magazines and newspapers, arts-focused catalogs, and online Going Out Guides. Tephra ICA has a strong outreach campaign for social media, radio, and television, which includes both paid and trade advertising. The Festival audience has been described as “affluent, enthusiastic young to middle aged couples who are not too price sensitive.”

Festival Amenities

  • Prior day set-up and convenient load-in and load-out
  • Free parking Thursday through Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
  • Reduced hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston off-site
  • 24/7 site security
  • Complimentary bottled water and portable snack options available daily
  • Ample artist support with modified booth-sitting options
  • Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period (updated this year in response to artist feedback)
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour for artists and a guest, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages
  • Electronic program with accompanying artwork images, artist booth numbers, and contact information
  • Year-round artist promotion on the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art website
  • $5,000 in cash awards

Testimonials

“We love to purchase artwork from the amazing artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. These works add vibrancy and interest to our home, while helping support the arts and artists who create them. Over the years we have collected over 20 pieces of art at this event and made many connections with artists we now call “friends.” It is one of the best venues for art in the Mid-Atlantic, and also a highly anticipated event for the community and the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.” – Local collectors Bob & Bonnie

“Absolutely I will apply again. It was a great show!” – 2021 artist (Glenwood, IA)

“Been doing shows for 37 years. This is a gem!” – 2019 artist (Omaha, Nebraska)

“We had a wonderful show in Reston, VA, and hope to be part of it this May.” – 2021 artist (Mokelumne Hill, CA)

“We were thrilled with the staff, venue, and customers.” – 2021 artist (Manakin – Sabot, VA)

“Your show is amazing, brings in a good crowd. and is so easy to do!” – 2019 artist (Ontario, Canada)

About Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, they are a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual and interdisciplinary arts. The Tephra Fine Arts Festival is hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser. The primary goal of the Festival is to connect artists with patrons, and to promote the sharing and selling of the artists’ work (no commission is collected by Tephra ICA from artist sales).

For more information, contact hbarco@tephraica.org.

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Shelby Township Art Fair (Shelby Township, MI) – Call For Artists

Shelby Township Art Fair (Shelby Township, MI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking local, regional, and national artists and vendors for its 39th annual juried open air show to be held at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, Michigan on August 13 and 14, 2022.

This is an upscale suburban community located about 20 miles north of Detroit, just west of Rochester, and easily accessible from nearby M53, M59, and I75.

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Enter by: 1 Apr 2022

This event is co-hosted by the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee and the Shelby Township parks and Recreation Department. The committee consists of area artists with experience in participating at art fairs as well as coordinating the planning, promoting, and hosting of art fairs. This perspective provides unique insight into what works for and what is expected from participants. This event has been held annually for 39 years, including a virtual fair in 2019. N0 resale products or distributors permitted.

Shelby Township Art Fair Artist Benefits

  • All booths measure about 15’ x 15’ – some double booths available; all located on grass, many with shade trees
  • Designated areas for artists, crafters, and the Michigan Made Market
  • Friendly, helpful, organized staff, easy load-in and load-out, and overnight security
  • Friday night set-up, plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas
  • Advertising in local and regional publications and websites, social media, radio advertising, email blasts, flyers, banners, billboards, posters, and signs
  • Average attendance estimated at 15,000+
  • Free parking and shuttle bus for visitors, family friendly music and entertainment, kid’s craft and activity area, great tasting food, and a sponsor tote bag giveaway
  • Photos of exhibitors work will appear on event website and listing of exhibitors in fair guide.

“Quality vendors; something for everyone”
“Fun, friendly atmosphere”
“My favorite show to do; always organized and well run”
“Enjoyed the strolling entertainers”
“Love the large booth spaces!”

About Shelby Township

Shelby Township is a friendly, upscale suburb located about 20 miles north of Detroit, and is easily accessible with M53 and M59 nearby and I75 just a few more miles away. Visitors come from far and near to shop at the Shelby Township Art Fair.

For more information, contact shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org.

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Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a call for artists for the Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion juried art show. The two-day, juried event will be held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event returns after a successful 2019 turnout. It highlights handcrafted artisan pieces from across the Lone Star State. In addition to shopping for unique gifts and decor, visitors will enjoy live music, food trucks, and a kid’s interactive station. Located at the intersection of Highway 288 and Broadway/FM 518, the Pearland Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a mix of artists and entertainment.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Artists should expect anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 guests, between the two days of the juried event. They will look to browse and purchase original artwork from a variety of mediums. The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to see guests from across the state, and even from neighboring states, at this event. They hope that the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion audience brings awareness to the city of Pearland, arts community of Texas, and to specific artists chosen to participate as vendors.

About the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Pearland is a division within the City Of Pearland, City Manager’s Office. The role of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and coordinate tourist related activity within the City of Pearland. The Bureau works with tourist related organizations within the City to coordinate marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming, as well as with State and regional organizations which are responsible for the promotion of the region. Tourism plays a significant role in the economic impact of the City of Pearland, and they are passionate about making the arts a reason that people travel to visit their community.

For more information, contact rburns@pearlandtx.gov.

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Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] InLiquid announces a call for artists for the 21st installment of their signature event, Art for the Cash Poor. The event returns on Saturday, September 18, 2021, to the American Street Corridor in Kensington. InLiquid is joining forces with NextFAB and the Clay Studio’s Clayfest for a multi-block artisan fair. The event is slated to span the length of North American Street from the Crane on Master (1400 Block) to NextFAB’s home on Berks Street (1800 Block).*

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

InLiquid’s long standing event, Art for the Cash Poor, is popular in the Philadelphia art community. It is an affordable art fair with all works priced $200 and below. The audience is made up heavily of curators, gallerists, art consultants, and art collectors.  The event has been recognized, over the years, as a go-to place to find affordable art. It is an opportunity for people at all points to start collecting art or add to their art collection. While this event is specifically targeted toward affordable art, many artists have gained additional opportunities including commissions, exhibitions, and gallery representation.

  • Affordable block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists, designers, and craftspeople
  • Average attendance is 2k – 3k each year
  • All work priced $200 and below
  • All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists
  • Open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work

All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist. Each artist must be screened and accepted individually (InLiquid will not match artists for shared spaces).

*The 0.6 mile span will ensure that participants and attendees can spread out accordingly to create the proper space needed in order to ensure safe social distancing. The event will be set up so as to follow all CDC Guidelines. Details and requirements might be subject to change given City and State requirements.

About InLiquid

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists and audiences in the Philadelphia region. Founded in 1999, InLiquid fosters the artistic practices of hundreds of visual artists each year and encourages audiences to collect work by our dynamic arts community. InLiquid makes the work of our region’s artists accessible to all, providing free contemporary art programming to thousands of children and adults in the InLiquid Gallery, satellite spaces throughout Philadelphia, and virtually through its online information portal that showcases hundreds of the region’s artists. Increasingly, InLiquid connects communities by creating opportunities to use art as a catalyst for civic engagement and calls for social change.

For more information, contact saraz@inliquid.org.

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Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation announces a call for artists for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival, to be held Sunday, October 3rd from 12-6pm. This popular outdoor event is an all-day festival of fine art, artisan craftsmanship, music, local food trucks, and children’s entertainment. The show is juried. Artists will be selected on quality of work and diversity of the show. This is a rain or shine event, no rain date.

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Deadline: 2 May 2022

$25 fee at the time of application, plus $75 vendor fee due upon acceptance.

The Lansdowne Arts Festival has been an annual local favorite, celebrating arts and music in Lansdowne since 2003. In 2016, the popular event expanded. Moving outside, the new Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival features live music, artists, performances, demonstrations, activities for the kids, food trucks, and a beer garden. In 2019, the festival began taking place during Delco Arts week, in partnership with The Delaware County Arts Consortium. A collaboration of cultural groups working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community and promote the value of cultural resources to the local community.

About Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to generate economic activity and encourage investment in Lansdowne. We do this through a variety of events and services for current and potential businesses, as well as residents and visitors. The LEDC envisions Lansdowne as a regional destination with an historic, walkable downtown, a thriving mix of businesses, and a vibrant arts and culture community. Our mission is to support, encourage, and promote sustainable economic growth in the Borough of Lansdowne through focused community and economic development activities.

For more information, contact artists@lansdowneartsfestival.com.

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Lubeznik Arts Festival (Michigan City, IN) – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival (Michigan City, IN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) announces a call for artists for the 2021 Lubeznik Arts Festival. The festival will take place August 21 and 22 in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 40th year. It is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festivalgoers to the organization’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. LCA’s summer blockbuster Bramson / Indiana / Lake will show works by Phyllis Bramson, Robert Indiana, and Mayumi Lake.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2021

Artists must submit 4 images of their work. LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries or artists that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 85 exhibitors in total. The festival is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage.

LCA has taken precautions like their partners at other nonprofit agencies, museums, and schools. They support face to face distancing and all sanitary guidelines that are recommended. If the festival is cancelled due to health concerns and/or government guidelines, LCA will return all entry fees to artists promptly.

Lubeznik Arts Festival Artist Benefits

  • Best in Show: $1,000
  • 1st Place Artist: $500
  • 1st Place Artisan: $500
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art: $250
  • Juror’s Awards (3): $250

Exhibitor amenities include:

  • Parking – Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property.
  • Hospitality – Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
  • Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
  • Security – Security guards will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Booth Sitters – Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
  • Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts offers world-class art, compelling programs, and creative exploration to foster community through meaningful cultural experiences. LCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Michigan City, Indiana. They strive to ensure that everyone in the community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. LCA’s Gallery Shop provides a one-of-a-kind shopping destination and an opportunity for hundreds of artisans and craftsmen to sell their work. The shop offers pieces from whimsical to elegant at every price point. During the winter season, hundreds of items spill over into the lobby for the Holiday Artisan Market. Almost all the items are handmade in the USA. All proceeds benefit LCA programs and activities.

For more information, contact kmarciniak@lubeznikcenter.org.

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

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

[Sponsored Listing] The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Lakeshore Art Festival, a unique mix of fine art, fine craft, hand-crafted goods, food, and family fun in historic downtown Muskegon, Michigan. For decades, art has been a driving force in Downtown Muskegon. The Lakeshore Art Festival continues that tradition with a unique blend of fine art, crafts, music, food, and fun along the scenic shoreline.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Fine Art / Fine Craft: Art in the Park
Art in the Park is 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. It is located in the heart of downtown Muskegon’s Heritage District, home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Hackley Library, and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

Crafts: Craft / Artisan Food Market
The Craft Market will flow through beautiful downtown Muskegon and will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely no buy and sell.

Lakeshore Art Festival Artist Benefits

Extensive marketing and publicity using online/print news, magazine, social media, industry trade publications, posters, postcards, radio advertising, television, and billboards. Vehicle access near booth site for easy set up and teardown. Private security patrolling park and streets overnight Friday and Saturday. Exhibitor hospitality which includes morning coffee, juice, water, and baked goods. Friendly Lakeshore Art Festival Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks.

Fine Art/ Fine Craft Artist Awards
$3,000 in prize money will be awarded to fine art / fine craft winners. Judging for cash prizes takes place on Saturday of the show. Artist Awards are determined by a professional art juror. Artistic excellence is the criteria for selecting the awards. Awards will be presented Saturday afternoon with prize money presented at close of show. Prize awards are as follows:

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

Craft / Artisan Food Market
People’s Choice Award will be announced on Saturday afternoon. Awards will be provided for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as voted on by the Lakeshore Art Festival attendees.

About The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

For over a century, The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has been the enthusiastic voice and supporter of our diverse business community. As the largest business network in the Muskegon Lakeshore area, with over 1260 members, members have access to numerous offerings and benefits that serve as a foundation for their success and growth. Networking, promotion, advocacy, business resources, and strategic partners position members for success. From a one person start-up with a vision, to organizations with thousands of employees, there is something for everyone who loves business.

After a challenging 2020 and almost loosing the festival forever, the festival was able to come back under a new organization umbrella that believes in the benefit of events like these.

For more information, contact info@lakeshoreartfestival.org.

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