MUSKEGON, Mich. December 11, 2013 – The application process for the second annual Lakeshore Art Festival is now open. This year’s festival will expand upon last year’s event featuring a regional network of over 300 artists that offer a diverse variety of quality artwork. In addition to opening registration one month earlier this year, the Lakeshore Art Festival haslaunched a new website (www.lakeshoreartfestival.org). The new website, created by Envigor Design, will enhance the Lakeshore Art Festival’s branding efforts as well as showcase what the festival has to offer to those attending and participating in the event.
The application process for the 2014 Lakeshore Art Festival will be entirely web-based. Event categories include; Fine Art/Fine Craft, Craft Fair, Street Performers, Children’s Lane, Artisan Food Market and local food vendors. Interested exhibitors and vendors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the 2014 festival as space will be filling quickly. The application deadline is March 3, 2014. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee for fine art/fine craft and craft fair exhibitors. Members of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the Muskegon Museum of Art will receive a discounted non-refundable registration fee of $15.
The Lakeshore Art Festival is being produced by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. Carla Flanders, Owner of CMF Marketing LLC, has been contracted again to direct the event.
“We are really looking to build on the success of last year’s art festival,” said Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. “The new website is just one of the ways in which we will be enhancing the experience for exhibitors and attendees.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Lakeshore Art Festival again,” said Carla Flanders, Owner of CMF Marketing.” Last year we made great strides to create a high quality, diverse and unique event and I believe we obtained our goals. This year we look forward to enhancing that solid base and creating new and exciting opportunities for vendors and guests.”
The Lakeshore Art Festival offers a unique mix of arts, crafts, food and family fun in historic downtown Muskegon. Guests will enjoy a juried fine art/fine craft fair located in beautiful Hackley Park as well as a vibrant street-fair atmosphere with crafts, unique pre-packaged food products, children’s activities, entertainment and more. The event will be held July 4 and 5, 2014 in downtown Muskegon. Last year’s Lakeshore Art Festival was a huge success with nearly 300 exhibitors and more than 50,000 guests in attendance over the two day festival.
More details related to the Lakeshore Art Festival will be released in 2014. Look for more information as it becomes available on the Lakeshore Art Festival website: www.lakeshoreartfestival.org and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LakeshoreArtFestival. For exhibitor or sponsorship inquires, please contact Carla Flanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-724-3176. Those interested in volunteering can fill out a volunteer form at www.lakeshoreartfestival.org. Mark your calendars for July 4 and 5 and get ready for this exciting art-filled event.