John Littleton and Kate Vogel
Celebrating Muskegon
Steel, cast glass, LED lights, 2020
Visit Muskegon @SharklessSea (Mark Vincent Polett

John Littleton and Kate Vogel, the artists who created CELEBRATING MUSKEGON, the outstanding sculpture in the roundabout at Lakeshore and Beach Street at Pere Marquette Beach installed this past April, will be at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, October 14. The artists will talk about their sculpture and about their more than 30 years of working together and creating art.

John and Kate will present the program in the Muskegon Museum of Art Frey Foundation Auditorium at 6:00pm on October 14. A reception with light refreshments and a cash bar will follow the talk.  The program is free and open to the public. The MMA recommends masks for those who chose to attend.

Celebrating Muskegon, standing at 22-feet 6-inches high, is a dramatic combination of stainless steel rods and elevated steel bands enclosing thick hand-cast glass, and was designed as a tribute to the strength of the Muskegon community. In colors of blue and green, the sculpture represents Muskegon’s parks and forested dunes and the waters that make Muskegon special.

More than 100 donors raised over $50,000 to fund CELEBRATING MUSKEGON, triggering the additional matching funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Public Place, Community Spaces for the public art project of the City of Muskegon and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County’s MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative.

CELEBRATING MUSKEGON is the third commission of a planned 10 works of public art by the Muskegon City Public Art Initiative. For further information, contact Judith Hayner, Project Director at 231. 638. 0433 or [email protected]

A Project of the Downtown Arts Committee and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County
425 W. Western Ave | Muskegon MI | 49440