Art Fest 2023 (Photo: Sarah Riegler)

Artful Expeditions

Experience costal culture at the Grand haven Art Festival

Scheduled for June 28-30, 2024, the 63rd Annual Grand Haven Art Festival, presented by The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, stitches the fabric of community and creativity together.

(Photo: Sarah Riegler)
(Photo: Sarah Riegler)

Grand Haven, a city rich with maritime history and coastal charm, invites visitors to experience more than just its soft beaches and iconic lighthouse. According to Festival Director Abigail Wittkopp, “this is a summer event not to be missed as Washington Avenue transforms into an open-air art gallery showcasing the talents of nearly 80 artists—
selected from a record number of applicants.”

Rain or shine, the festival will be a delightful experience for art enthusiasts and families alike. Attendees can explore diverse artwork, including sculptures, ceramics, digital art, drawings, fiber art, glasswork, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings, photographs, and wood art. As a fine art juried show, visitors can expect unparalleled quality and craftsmanship, with awards presented on-site to exceptional artists. Saturday activities include a Family Fun Day, inviting young ones to explore their creativity ensuring the festival is a family affair.

(Photo: Sarah Riegler)

While exploring the festival, make the most of Grand Haven’s charming shops, boutiques, and restaurants. For a bit of local flavor, try a corn dog from the iconic Pronto Pup, a fresh sandwich from The Toasted Pickle or, a refreshing beverage at Long Road Distillers. And don’t miss the opportunity to experience the famous musical fountain featuring synchronized light and water shows or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the channel.

The Grand Haven Art Festival offers everyone from seasoned art collectors to casual browser the opportunity to be surrounded by creativity and community. So explore, engage, and enjoy the artistry and leisure that make Grand Haven a beloved locale on Lake Michigan’s shores.

TOP PHOTO: Art Fest 2023 (Sarah Riegler)

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