Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual collaboration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art. The main focus of the event is an art competition encompassing photography, paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Each year, a compilation of several hundred art entries in these categories is displayed in businesses and community buildings throughout Grand Haven’s historic Downtown, Centertown and Waterfront districts.
Along with daily public judging and juried voting, ArtWalk boasts a series of evening soirees that highlight the artists, venues and friends of ArtWalk. There are also street parties complete with free food and live music, wine tastings, school field trips and a youth competition for artists ranging in age from 8 to 17 years, to name a few corresponding activities. The two and a half week event has something for everyone. All ages. All free.