Michigan Makers Market coming to downtown Muskegon in March

Downtown Muskegon will be home to the new Michigan Makers Market this March. The indoor shopping event will feature 80-100 craft and fine art exhibitors, highlighting products that are handcrafted in our magnificent state of Michigan.

This inaugural winter market will take place on March 12 at the new VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, in the heart of Downtown Muskegon. The event is a production of the Lakeshore Art Festival and the city of Muskegon Downtown Development Authority.
Carla Flanders, executive director of the Lakeshore Art Festival, and owner of CMF Marketing & Events, says the event is designed to build on the success of the city’s award-winning summer arts festival.

“While we celebrate art year-round, the Lakeshore Art Festival only happens once a year. We wanted to showcase Michigan makers and add another fun event to downtown Muskegon during a different time of year,” Flanders says.
She’s encouraging Michigan artists and crafters to apply to be exhibitors. More details are available here. The deadline for submitting an application is Feb. 6. 

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Carla Flanders at director@lakeshoreartfestival.org.

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