The Lakeshore Art Festival will be held on July 3 & 4, 2020. The festival features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. With over 350 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children's Lane, artisan food market, street performers, and multiple interactive art stations, there is something for everyone!
As Part of Lakeshore Art Festival we are excited to announce the eighth annual Children's Lane, Step Into Art! The Children's Lane will contain a variety of vendors and activities that focus specifically on children and families. The area will feature free or low-cost family-friendly, kid-centered arts, crafts, entertainment and more. Additionally, the event will focus on engaging children (and families) in a healthy way, to educate them on positive living and to include elements of creativity, good eating habits, and staying active.
We are currently seeking organizations that are interested in participating in this event and we believe your organization would be a good fit. Below you will find a summary of ways to get involved along with a form attached to identify your level of interest.
Examples of activities/crafts/demonstrations could include:
Interactive artistic activities such as painting, collage, jewelry making, building/construction,fashion, photography, art, education, theater, and music. Other ideas include, face painting, hair braiding, woodcraft, healthy eating demonstrations, gardening lessons, kids safety, etc.
An activity participant will be involved in hosting an activity at Children's Lane which will be pre-approved by the Lakeshore Art Festival Advisory Committee. Ideally we would like the activity to be free to children. For example, a non-profit entity could provide an activity, educational information or demonstration that provides a specific benefit and positive impact for children and/or families. If a fee is needed to cover the cost of the activity the fee must be minimal.
Our goal is to offer as many events and activities as we can for free. The only way we can do this is with generous support from sponsors. Please take a moment to consider supporting this community wide, family-friendly event. We're creating family memories for years to come and a legacy for the generosity of West Michigan support and Muskegon's excellence in recognizing and accommodating our community's needs.