Arts and Humanities Festival (ahFest)

Ahfest LogoThe Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival (ahFest) annually brings awareness of the arts and humanities to the community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyday life.

In 2001, ahFest began under the leadership of Richard Charles Ford, an ardent advocate for recognition of the benefits of having an active arts and humanities community in Muskegon County. Since then, the festival has explored a theme each year chosen by committee. The choice of theme is intended to spark creativity in the wider community and inspire us to ask questions and discuss what our lives look like in terms of that particular theme.

For more information, contact Sheila Wahamaki, Festival Chair at  or (231) 777-0323.

2020 ahFest Theme: Rich and Poor

Previous ahFest Annual Themes

2019 Hope
2018 Truth
2017 Water
2016 Mystery
2015 Myth and Reality
2014 About Time
2013 Faith and Reason
2012 The Future
2011 Home
2010 Self
2009 You & Me
2008 Tradition & Change
2007 Need & Want
2006 Art & Entertainment
2005 Technology & Humanity
2004 Freedom & Privacy
2003 Work & Play
2002 Good & Evil
2001 Friendship & Community