Lakeshore Art Festival hosts international street chalk artist David Zinn


MUSKEGON – The Lakeshore Art Festival will host international street artist David Zinn at this  weekend’s  event, June 25 and 26 in Downtown Muskegon.

Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor since 1987. For more than twenty years, he freelanced for a wide variety of commercial clients while simultaneously sneaking art into the world at large.

Zinn’s temporary street drawings are composed of chalk, charcoal and found objects, and are always improvised. His Instagram page shows videos of his works-in-progress and exceeds 766k followers. More at:

Zinn will create 8-10 pieces of art throughout the Lakeshore Art Festival footprint. One will be a permanent art piece that will add to the public art collection that Downtown Muskegon has to offer. Attendees are encouraged to find each of the pieces of art as a fun scavenger-hunt type of exploration while at the festival.

The festival invites the community to take part in the PADNOS Public Art Project on June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Get creative and “Chalk-the-Walk” along Western Avenue within the festival footprint.

Small bags of free chalk for Chalk-the-Walk, available at the information booths, will be provided by Scherdel Sales & Technology, will be available at the following locations: PADNOS, Blended Furniture Market, Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center, Muskegon Museum of Art, Art Cats Gallery, Disability Network of West Michigan and Read Muskegon.. Event organizers encourage peole to bring their own chalk as well.

Carla Flanders, Lakeshore Art Festival director commented, “David Zinn is known for his unique perspective on seeing art in the most unusual places. Where others might see a crack in the sidewalk, David sees a colorful and playful creature just waiting to be designed. Zinn’s art, coupled with our Chalk-the-Walk event, helps to not only bring art and color to downtown but, also allows everyone to explore their artistic side and become an active part of the Lakeshore Art Festival!”

The annual Lakeshore Art Festival brings thousands of guests, hundreds of fine art and craft exhibitors, a multitude of food vendors, children’s activities, street performers and interactive art installations to Downtown Muskegon. The festival ranks as one of the Top 200 Best in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, has been recognized as People’s Choice Award: #1 Art Festival in West Michigan and as one of the Best Art Fairs in America by


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