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Grand Haven ArtWalk 2017 is proud to announce an awesome art competition featuring the creation of one of the area’s most imaginative and talented young artists —YOU!!!

Grand Haven ArtWalk is a celebration of art and artists of all ages, with art displayed in public and private spaces. The public views the art and votes for their favorites, with prizes awarded for the top vote-getters. The ArtWalk Youth Competition works in the same way, except the entries will be exhibited in one spot: Loutit District Library located at 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.  If you think you’d like to be a part of this wonderful exhibit, start planning. Get creating. And spend the summer making great art! You can even submit a masterpiece you made at school! 

Open to artists in age groups:
• 8 years & younger
• 9-13 years
• 14 years through high school senior


Category 1 – Drawing

Basic Definition: Implying volume, space and color with the use of line.

Category 2 – Painting

Basic Definition: Artwork would include any paint medias. 2D works that hang on a wall or displayed on an easel.

Category 3 – Photography

Basic Definition: Traditional photo process, digital, and computer enhanced.

Category 4—Sculpture (3-D)

Basic Definition: Artwork would have height, width and depth. Inclusive of, but not limited to, the following materials: stone, cement, wood, metals, plastics, fibers, etc.

Category 5 – Mixed Media

Basic Definition:  The combination of media that are traditionally unrelated, such as stone and paint, cloth and mosaic, etc. OR any media that cannot be defined by the other 4 categories (Mixing different forms of painting, such as oil and watercolor, does not imply mixed media.)


Submit completed registration form when you drop off your artwork. Artwork to be dropped off at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus, Grand Haven, Monday, Sept. 18 from 3-8 p.m. & Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Note: Please bring your own sturdy tabletop or floor easel to display your work!

If you need to make other arrangements, please contact John Martin at jmartin@loutitlibrary.org.


No entry fee – all youth entry fees are paid  by community sponsors.


Public voting for the Youth Competition BEGINS at noon Wednesday, Sept. 20. Voting for the Youth Competition ENDS at noon Monday, October 2.

Winners of the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards will be announced during a ceremony held in the upper Lobby of Loutit District Library on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6pm.

Immediately following the awards’ ceremony, Youth Competition artists and their families are invited to a reception held in the fountain courtyard located between Loutit District Library and the Grand Haven Community Center.  Light refreshments will be served. Note: Artwork must remain on display at Loutit District Library through Sunday, Oct. 8, when ArtWalk officially concludes.

ArtWalk Youth Competition contact person:

John Martin, 616-842-5560 x212, jmartin@loutitlibrary.org

ArtWalk 2016 Youth Competition Winners

ArtWalk 2015 Youth Competition Facebook Photo Album

ArtWalk 2014 Youth Competition Facebook Photo Album

ArtWalk 2013 Youth Competition Facebook Photo Album


14yrs- High School Senior Painting Category – People’s Choice Winner Shakira by Chelsea Carlson



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