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172. Grand Haven Art Festival

June 23, 2011

This is a big Art Festival along the lakeshore in Grand Haven. If you are a fan of art fest this is one you should not miss!!!

Location: Downtown Grand Haven along Washington Ave, between Harbor and Third
Navigational Address: 233 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

The Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival returns to Washington Avenue for its 50th anniversary on June 25 and June 26, 2011. This two-day tradition brings together an eclectic mix of the nation’s most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.

Howard Alan Events, the festival’s promoter, stipulates that all artists are required to be on-site for the entire duration of the show. Artists and their professional white tented display booths will line Washington Avenue, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery. The public can meet and talk with the artists personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics.

The Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The event appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. Howard Alan, president, comments, “In spite of today’s economy people are still investing in art because art heals, art soothes; this is art that is handmade in America.”

Festival Hours: Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For additional information on the 50th Annual Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 954-472-3755.

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