Art will be on the waterfront this weekend.
The annual juried art show, Art on the Waterfront, will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Grand Haven Municipal Marina. The juried art show will feature 41 artists with mediums ranging from painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, glass, metal, jewelry and wood.
Awards will include Best in Show, second place, Poster Contest, and Gallery Uptown Award. The public will vote for the People’s Choice award winner.
The Gallery Uptown sponsors the show.
Valerie Boet and Susan McElfish will serve as jurors for the upcoming show. Boet and McElfish, who are artists and educators, are members of the Westra Bye Memorial Art Foundation. They will select the top to award winners.
The new foundation is aimed at providing funding for Grand Haven Area Public Schools students who have an interest in pursuing their visual arts studies. A donation box will be available at Art on the Riverfront.
Petrus Martens, of East Lansing, is the 2019 Art on the Riverfront Poster Contest Winner. The posters are available for purchase at the Gallery Uptown during the event and throughout August.
In addition to visiting the art show, Art on the Riverfront chairman Brad Patterson noted that people also visit the Farmers Market, Sidewalk Sales, and other events happening that day.
By attending the show, Patterson said he hopes people are able to meet the artists, make connections, and leave with gifts for themselves or someone else.
Patterson said he enjoys that Grand Haven has the capability to feature a variety of art-related events, which he said is possible because the community that supports the arts.
“It’s nice to be in a community that’s so supportive,” he said.