Covid-19 Update for Grand Haven Artwalk 2020:
GRAND HAVEN ARTWALK CANCELS 2020 EVENT
Grand Haven, Michigan May 14, 2020:
The Grand Haven ArtWalk Committee, along with the Grand Haven Main Street Board of Directors, have regretfully decided to cancel this year’s annual ArtWalk. After much discussion and consideration, a conflagration of circumstances, including the COVID-19 global pandemic, necessitated such cancellation.
The event was scheduled to run from September 22 through October 4 throughout the Grand Haven Main Street district.
“We are greatly disappointed that the 11th ArtWalk has to be canceled. But with so much unknown about the virus we feel it is our responsibly to keep the integrity of the event in tact and to move cautiously for the next several months.” Said Vicki Ellis, Chair of the GHMS promotions committee. “We recognize that this event is one that our artist community looks forward to, and we hope to continue the tradition in 2021.”
Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual celebration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art. Artists from the local area and beyond participate in an art competition in the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture (3D), mixes media and recycled art.
Mid- September through Mid- October 2020
What Is Artwalk?
Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual collaboration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art. Artists from the local area and beyond, participate in an art competition in the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture (3D) and specialty media. ArtWalk 2020 is scheduled from September 15-October 4.
Artwalk Is For Everyone to Enjoy
Visitors and locals that attend Grand Haven ArtWalk can easily reach all four ArtWalk zones on foot, experiencing a true walking art tour while soaking in the charm of historic Grand Haven. Attendees can also enjoy the array of events and activities scheduled during ArtWalk.
Pick Your Favorite
After visiting the participating venues and viewing the art, the public and a juried panel will vote on their favorites in each category. From these votes, winners will receive cash prizes at the ArtWalk awards ceremony.
Kids Play A Part Too
Along with daily public judging and juried voting, ArtWalk boasts special events that highlight the artists, venues and friends of ArtWalk. There is a special hands-on art day for kids of all ages, free food and live music; 4th grade field trip to experience performance art; a youth competition for artists ranging in age from zero to 18; a musical concert at the new Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium; and a host of special events at the Loutit District Library.
For more information visit the ArtWalk website.