ArtWalk kicks off

Music and a slight chill in the air ushered in the third year of Grand Haven's creative celebration, ArtWalk.
Alex Doty
Sep 20, 2012


“We couldn’t be more pleased with the number of artists and venues this year,” ArtWalk organizer Steve Loftis said.

Loftis said there are more than 160 artists at 70 venues scattered throughout the city.

“This is our largest turnout,” he said. “The response this year by the community has been more than terrific.”

Kicking off the event was a party at Central Park on Wednesday. It featured live music, a lunch buffet and a community art piece painted by members of Grand Haven City Council.

The council project, titled “Sity Bench,” was an ArfWalk dog crafted into a bench.

Mayor Geri McCaleb said she's excited about the third annual event and the wide variety of creative expressions it brings to the city.

“It’s a great thing for the shoulder season,” McCaleb said, referring to the time of year between summer and the holidays.

ArtWalk concludes Oct. 3 with the winners being announced at the Grand Haven Community Center.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

To see more photos from the kickoff event, click here.

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