“Celebrating Muskegon” Artists’ Lecture – October 14

MUSKEGON MI – John Littleton and Kate Vogel, the artists who created CELEBRATING MUSKEGON, the outstanding sculpture in the roundabout at Lakeshore and Beach Street at Pere Marquette Beach installed this past April, are coming back to Muskegon to talk about their sculpture and about their more than thirty years of working together and creating art.

John and Kate will present a program in the Muskegon Museum of Art Frey Foundation Auditorium at 6:00pm on October 14. A reception with light refreshments and a cash bar will follow the talk. The program is free and open to the public. The MMA recommends masks for those who choose to attend.


Celebrating Muskegon, standing at 22-foot 6-inch high, is a dramatic combination of stainless steel rods and elevated steel bands enclosing thick hand-cast glass, and was designed as a tribute to the strength of the Muskegon community. In colors of blue and green, the sculpture represents Muskegon’s parks and forested dunes and the waters that make Muskegon special.

More than 100 donors raised over $50,000 to fund CELEBRATING MUSKEGON, triggering the additional matching funds from the Muskegon Economic Development Corp. Public Place, Community Spaces for the public art project of the City of Muskegon and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County’s MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative.

CELEBRATING MUSKEGON is the third commission of a planned 10 works of public art by the MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative.