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.

Activity Participant

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.
Participant Agreement:
  • Deadline for application is April 1, 2020. After this date, the participant will be put on a wait list and may be accepted or denied pending space availability.
  • Participants with applications submitted by April 1, 2020 will receive final approval by Lakeshore Art Festival by April 15, 2020. Once approved, participant agrees to pay the fee agreed upon and listed within this document by April 30, 2020.
  • Participant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Lakeshore Art Festival, the City of Muskegon, its agents, employees and contractors, against any and all costs and liabilities of every kind without limitation arising from use or occupancy of the space.
  • Participant shall comply with all rules and regulations of the Lakeshore Art Festival, which govern the event.
  • The Lakeshore Art Festival reserves the right to review and pre-approve all Participant exhibitions and deny or limit the participation or any Participant.
  • Event hours are July 3, 10am-6pm and July 4, 10am-6pm. Participant must be present for BOTH days and is responsible for set up and take down. Set up will be July 3, 6am-9am. Participant agrees to staff their booth area during event hours and will begin booth/exhibit tear down only AFTER the event hours.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellation by participant or by severe weather.
  • This contract contains the entire agreement of the parties and may not be altered or modified in any way unless duly endorsed in writing hereon.
  • Participant shall maintain appropriate business liability insurance that includes Lakeshore Art Festival/Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED. Requests for space will be accepted based on type of activity, costs to guests and uniqueness of activity.
  • Event will be outside in a 12x12 space unless otherwise discussed. Participant is responsible for their own tenting, tables and chairs. There will be no rain location. in the event of severe weather the event may be cancelled.
  • Photos, testimonials or other material to support your activity/idea is greatly appreciated but will not be returned.
  • Participant grants LAF/MLCC the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, for advertising and any other purpose, and in any manner and medium; and to alter the same without restriction.

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* 1. Contact information:

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* 2. Check you desired participation:

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* 3. Size of space desired:

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* 4. Will your space require electricity? Please note electricity is limited.

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* 5. By checking this box, I understand that submission of application does not guarantee a booth space in the show.

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* 6. By checking this box I agree to the "Participant Agreement" listed above.

If you should have further questions, please email or call 231.722.3751 or 231.736.3105. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Carla Flanders
Lakeshore Art Festival Director

Danielle Conley
Children's Lane Coordinator

Jacqui Robinson
Children's Lane Coordinator