Lakeshore Art Festival wins Best Art Fairs Award

Lakeshore Art Festival is a winner in the 8th annual “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition. The national survey from Art Fair Calendar recognized Lakeshore Art Festival as one of the finest juried art fairs in the country. (See the entire list at

Sponsored by, the #1 website for art fair event listings, the 2019 online survey opened voting beyond the traditional "art fair insiders" such as artists and show staff to voting by patrons, fine art collectors and the public. The .Lakeshore Art Festival ranked ninth in the nation.

“The Lakeshore Art Festival has always been popular among art fair lovers in the Muskegon area, but our eighth annual national Best Art Fairs Awards survey proves that both art collectors and artists nationwide love it, too,” said Connie Mettler, Publisher of “We’re happy to give a “America’s Best Art Fair Award to the Lakeshore Art Festival...”

“We are so thrilled to be the only Michigan festival to make the top 10 list!” said Carla Flanders, Lakeshore Art Festival Director. “Standing alongside art festival greats from Chicago to Park City. This 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.”

Major sponsors for the festival include: DTE Energy Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Leaf Filter, PADNOS and Envigor. Sponsorship opportunities are available at


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