Grand Haven ArtWalk was established in 2010 as an annual collaboration of artists, local businesses and members of the lakeshore community in a collective celebration of art. Now, upon the completion of its fifth year, ArtWalk 2014 attracted 173 artists entering works in five categories – painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.
This impressive compilation of artwork was displayed throughout Grand Haven’s Downtown, Centertown, Hilltop and Waterfront neighborhoods. Venues included retail stores, restaurants, art galleries, professional offices, a museum, the library, and city offices and parks. It is estimated that more than 5,000 people attended this year’s nineteen-day celebration and over 1,540 votes were cast in the “people’s choice” voting process. In addition to the public vote, juried winners were awarded in each category. Along with daily judging, there was a variety of special events that highlighted the artists, venues and friends of ArtWalk. An overview of these events is included here: