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Muskegon is famous for its beautiful beaches, miles of multi-use trails, three state parks, six county parks, and nearly 50 city and public parks and gardens. But lesser known, is Muskegon’s passion for art. This beachtown is also blessed with the historic and renowned Muskegon Museum of Art, award winning Lakeshore Art Festival and an assortment of galleries and studios.

But for those who like to take in art while they take a walk, the county is also filled with amazing architectural styles, public accessible art and sculptures, historic statues and a multitude of murals.

Since the dedication of Hackley Park, outdoor ornamentation, public art and statuary have been important in the community. The number of public accessible sites just keeps growing in number and reputation.

In the last few years, outdoor art has received a boost from the Muskegon City Public Art Initiative (MCPAI).  Originating with a private donor and working with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and Downtown Art Committee, ten new works of permanent and public art will grace the City of Muskegon. Each begin with a seed of $25,000 with remaining funds raised through philanthropic donations.

Follow Muskegon’s history, growth and love of art by visiting these outdoor art installations:

Steel arch entrance with alcoa celebration squre carved at top. red brick building, fountain and white sculpture lay behind.

Alcoa Celebration Square Entrance
Artist: Versatile Fabrication
Location: Alcoa Celebration Square

Historic red stone building in background, blue sky, green lawn, bare tree and tall monolith like black carved sculpture in foreground

All My Relations
Artist: Jason Quigno
Location: Visitors Center, 610 W Western Ave

key shaped blue sculpture rises above iced over grass. bare tree stands to one side

Amaranth
Artist: Cyril Lixenberg
Location: Muskegon Innovation Hub

white sculpture that resembles arched noodle stands on green grass. Blue sky, white clouds and brick building are behind. flags can be seen to the left.

Arch, 1973 (Locally Referred to as “The Noodle”)
Artist: Steven Urry
Location: Muskegon Visitors Center, 610 W Western Ave

white sclulpture with stars and bird shapes is set against bright blue sky

Ascension “Sculpture with Stars”
Artist: James Clover & Anne G. Miller
Location: Federal Square, Muskegon Post Office

shiny, silver modern art sculpture sits on base. Green grass, blue sky and white clouds. Stone church sits to right, trees to left.

Aurora
Artist: Russell K. Jacques
Location: Webster Ave. in front of Muskegon Museum of Art

bronze sculpture of world war two soldier blowing trumpet set against blue sky. a world war two landing ship sits in the water behind

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Artist: Ari Norris
Location: USS LST 393 Veterans Museum

Buster Keaton
Artist: Emmanuel Snitkovsky
Location: Western Ave, Frauenthal Center

Butterfly
Artist: Josh Wambaugh
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near Main St

Charles Hackley Sculpture
Artist: Bill Duffy
Location: Corner of 3rd and Clay Ave, in front of CIM

City Built on Timber
Artist: Erik and Israel Nordin
Location: Heritage Landing Entrance “Ascension” by James Clover

Community
Artist: Matt Amante
Location: Muskegon Museum of Art

Community Table
Artist: Tim Stimers, in memory Rosemary Beckman Lambert
Location: Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

David Farragut
Artist: Charles Niehaus
Location: Hackley Park

Due Ciga
Artist: Michael Westra
Location: White Lake Art Walk

Eagle Returning to Nest
Artist: Terry Moore and Calvin Brush
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near White Lake Community Library

Fish in Line
Artist: Al Weston and Andy Jagniecki
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near White Lake Chamber of Commerce

Flow
Artist: Robert L. Barnum
Location: 8701 Ferry St, Montague

Flowers Heaven Scent
Artist: Stan Policka
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near Alcoa Howmet

General Ulysses S. Grant
Artist: J. Massey Rhind
Location: Hackley Park

Gift of Art
Artist: Sherri Balaskovitz
Location: Entrance of Frauenthal Center

Humpty Dumpty
Artist: Stuart Padnos
Location: Alcoa Celebration Square

Ivory Tower
Artist: Lee Collet
Location: Herman Ivory Terminal – MATS Bus Station

Kearny Park Fountain
(No Artist Information)
Location: Kearny Park, Corner of Peck St and Terrace St

Lake Spirits
Artist: David G. Anderson
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Slocum St and Mears Ave

Live Simple, Love Like Crazy
Artist: Chip VanderWier
Location: Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Moxie the Mastodon
Artist: Gillie and Marc
Location: Lakeshore Museum Center

Michigan Sunset
Artist: Kim Tjapkes
Location: Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Lobby

Muskegon Together Rising
Artist: Richard Hunt
Location: Traffic Circle at Western Ave and Third St.

Pasta
Artist: Kenneth Foster
Location: Muskegon Museum of Art

Philip Kearny Jr. Statue
Artist: Henry Kirke Brown
Location: Kearny Park, Corner of Peck St and Terrace St

President Abraham Lincoln
Artist: Charles H. Niehaus
Location: Hackley Park

President William McKinley Statue
Artist: Charles Niehaus
Location: Board of Administration Building

Rocker
Artist: David Deming
Location: Muskegon Museum of Art

Sailboat Trees
Artist: George Ramsay
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near White Lake Chamber of Commerce

Sails Ablaze
Artist: Steve Anderson
Location: Roundabout at Terrace Point

Serene Trees
Artist: Sharon Smithem and Wesley Brown
Location: White Lake Art Walk

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Artist: Joseph Carabelli
Location: Hackley Park

St. Paul, Bronze, 1981
Artist: Richard Kislov, MD
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Swimming Upstream
Artist: Robert L Barnum
Location: White Lake Art Walk

Szilassi Plyhedron
Artist: Tim Carr of Black Bear Forge
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near Alcoa Howmet

Torn Disk
Artist: Cyril Lixenberg
Location: Now located at Western Market

Torn Square
Artist: Cyril Lixenberg
Location: Now located at Western Market

Turning Point
Artist: Jason Dreweck & Teresa Hansen
Location: In front of Dr Rolf’s BBQ

Tower at 4 am
Artist: Lee Collet
Location: Western Ave, between Terrace and Jefferson

Wildflower
Artist: Stan Policka
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Misco Dr and Mears Ave

William Tecumseh Sherman
Artist: Massey Rhind
Location: Hackley Park

Windwave
Artist: Cara O’Brien
Location: White Lake Art Walk, Near White Lake Community Library

Download the Lakeshore Art Festival “An Artful Walk” Map

Download the Nuveen Center Arts Council of White Lake “Art Walk” Map