Lakeshore Art Festival wins national award

Lakeshore Art Festival crowd
Michigan Makers Market is the second arts event to join the Lakeshore Art Festival in downtown Muskegon. Courtesy Lakeshore Art Festival

Only one Michigan festival can claim to be one of the “best” art fairs in the country.

The Lakeshore Art Festival in Muskegon has won a Best Art Fair award.

The family-friendly festival was one of 10 juried art fairs to earn the honor after a national online survey by

Voting was done by art fair patrons and fine art collectors.

“The Lakeshore Art Festival has always been popular among art fair lovers in the Muskegon area, but our 8th-annual national Best Art Fair Awards survey proves that both art collectors and artists nationwide love it too,” said Connie Mettler, publisher,

Carla Flanders, director of the Lakeshore Art Festival, said the “recognition by our patrons and artists not only boosts our local pride, but it shines a light on the Muskegon lakeshore area on a national scale.”

The next Lakeshore Art Festival is scheduled for July 3-4.

Photo: Courtesy Lakeshore Art Festival

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