West Michigan Area
Art Galleries & The Arts

Any season of the year, take some time to visit one of the area's art galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and glass blowing--plenty of things to satisfy the art lover in you. In addition to the art galleries and studios, several arts and crafts fairs take place throughout the year. Several of the summer fairs are held outdoors in beautiful natural surroundings; fall arts and crafts fairs are held indoors at various locations. Performing arts offering plays and concerts featuring local talent and visiting performers are not far away. No need to travel far, it's all right here in the West Michigan area.

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Craig Sterken Photography
(989) 245-3689
Take a visual journey of the Ludington area through the lens of Craig Sterken. Rediscover familiar places you love to visit. Prints, book marks, greeting cards, canvas wraps, and custom framed prints of favorite landmarks. Available in downtown Ludington at Maude's Garage, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, or order online anytime.
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Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Inspired Parties
Located in Ludington, Serving West Michigan, (231) 510-2528
A traveling paint studio offering a unique night out! Flex your creative muscles while our artist guides you step-by-step in the creation of your very own masterpiece. We offer public events-partnering with local businesses. Or host a private party for family and friends in the venue of your choice.
Lakeshore Arts Guide
If you love the arts--whether it be visual or performing arts--then you will appreciate this guide to the arts along the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. This Lakeshore Arts Guide encompasses art galleries, art fairs, crafts, photo-art, music and theater in various destinations in Michigan and Wisconsin. Enjoy life, discover the arts!
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2787
LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.
Ludington Arts & Crafts Fairs
Attend an art fair this summer! Ludington's City Park is the location for two large arts and crafts fairs during the summer. The West Shore Art Fair is held the first full weekend of July and features fine artists and fine crafters who are accepted through a jury process. In mid-August the Gold Coast Artisan Fair is held. Vendors from across the state and beyond sell a variety of wonderful handmade items, jewelry, photographs, paintings, and more.
Manistee Arts and Crafts Fairs
Summertime means outdoor arts and crafts fairs, and communities in Manistee County often include these fairs as part of their festivals. Many talented people from near and far offer their wares for sale in the beautiful outdoor settings which occur throughout Manistee County.
Manistee Civic Players
(231) 723-7188
For over 60 years, the Manistee Civic Players has provided quality community theater productions, workshops, children's plays and various classes. Over 275 stage productions, including over 100 musical shows, have been presented using local talent from the Manistee area. See the Manistee Civic Players website for current performances and ticket information.
Oceana County Arts and Crafts Fairs
Many communities in the Oceana County area have arts and crafts fairs scheduled along with their annual festivals. You can find many unique handcrafted and artistic items for purchase at these fairs. In the summertime, these fairs often move to outdoor settings.
Pentwater Arts and Crafts Fairs
Pentwater is known for its art galleries, antiques shops and boutiques, so expect some great finds at their summer arts and crafts fairs. The Pentwater Chamber sponsors two arts/crafts fairs, one in mid-June and one in late-September. The Pentwater Junior Women's Club hosts a juried fine arts and crafts fair in mid-July. These arts/crafts fair are held on the Village Green in downtown Pentwater.
Performing Arts
Come experience the magic and pleasure of performing arts. Our current series of music, theater and specialty acts offer a delightful diversion from the everyday. Relax and unwind with quality performances, proudly presented by local and well-known talent.
Scottville Clown Band
The Scottville Clown Band is "world famous" for their unique brand of performing...grown men dressed in costume, marching in parades and entertaining festival audiences both young and old. They are a sight to see and sound amazing! Performing art at its "funnest!" Check the Clown Band schedule for their next appearance.
Todd & Brad Reed Photo Gallery
114 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-0777
Come experience the ever-changing moods and colors of Michigan inside the Todd and Brad Reed Photo Gallery in downtown Ludington. See local lighthouses, lakeshore, wildlife, and country scenes. Photos range in price from $25-$2,900. Signed copies of their books, calendars, and puzzles also available.

Discover More Arts & Art Galleries in West Michigan...

Ludington Area Arts--With Lake Michigan on its western border, Ludington has interesting art shops that beckon you inside to browse at your leisure. The new Ludington Center for the Arts offers various classes and workshops.
Art Galleries in Manistee, Michigan--This Victorian Port City is the perfect setting for arts shopping.
Hamlin Lake Area Art Galleries--Four miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for families to vacation. Venture into Ludington and discover the wonderful art shops.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Arts Shops--This is a wonderful area to vacation, with plenty of exciting activities, on and off the dunes. Art galleries and shops in nearby towns offer items to satisfy the art lover in you.
Pentwater, Michigan Art Galleries--This quaint village along Lake Michigan is a real gem when it comes to art. Here you'll find art galleries and many other stores that will keep you busy all day.
Arts Shopping in Scottville--Scottville is not far away from several art galleries in nearby cities.
West Michigan Art Galleries and Art Centers--Our most complete list of art galleries, art information, performance venues and more!

More Arts & Galleries Around Lake Michigan...

Northern Michigan Art Galleries -- There are various art galleries in the Northern Michigan area; be sure to visit them when traveling there.
Northwest Michigan Area Art Galleries -- Art galleries in the Northwest Michigan area feature jewelry, pottery, paintings, and photography--plenty of things to satisfy the art lover in you.
Wisconsin Art Galleries -- Check out the many art galleries in Eastern Wisconsin. Some may exhibit and sell the works of a sole artist, while others offer art by several artists, often on a consignment basis.