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Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th
Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 begins May 26th

News Release:

Grand Haven, Mich., May 12, 2011: Let the kickoff commence! The first formal Grand Haven ArtWalk 2011 event will be held on May 26 at Dee-Lite Bar & Grill, 24 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven. Artists, venues and volunteers will be attending the affair. So will sponsors and other friends of ArtWalk who wish to mix, mingle and enjoy live music.

The festivities will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the event, artists and venues will be able to register to participate in ArtWalk 2011, the three-week competition slated for September 22–October 8. Volunteers will also have the chance to sign up for positions ranging from wayfinder to special events assistant. Online registration will open at midnight, May 26, for artists, venues and volunteers unable to attend.

“Planning for ArtWalk 2011 has been in the works for several months now, but this kickoff party will mark the beginning of a whole new year of events and activities,” said Steve Loftis, chair of the ArtWalk committee and owner of Harbor Restaurants, Grand Haven. “Last year, 180 artists entered 177 paintings, photographs and sculptures which were displayed at 64 different venues. We hope to see the same people at the kickoff, along with many new participants as well.”

To find out more about ArtWalk, visit ghartwalk.com.

 About ArtWalk

Grand Haven ArtWalk is an annual art competition that enables the public to explore paintings, mixed media pieces, photographs and sculptures, interact with the artists and

participate in judging to award prizes in all four categories. Along with daily judging, there is also a series of evening soirees that highlight the artists, venues and friends of ArtWalk, along with street parties, wine tastings, school field trips, sculpture dedications and a two-day youth competition for artists ranging in age from 8 to 17 years.