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Exhibits and Long Running Activities:

Location Date/Hours Title
Art Cats Gallery,
Lakeside Center, 1845 Lakeshore,


Tuesday - Saturday

11 am - 5 pm and by appointment

Blown glass by Tsuga Studios; jewelry by Sherry Tinsman, Desert Heart, Gardella, Dee Janssen, and Amy Greely; Raku by Mike Bryant and Kate Tonguis, Reed Asher's stoneware pottery, and works by Louise Hopson.

Second Saturday Art Parties: on the second Saturday of the month, from noon to 5:00 pm, spotlighting a different artist each month.


Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery,
Hilt Building, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
425 W. Western,


 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday  

Century Club Center Gallery

356 W. Western, Muskegon


10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday with later hours of Friday.  
City Barn Store
6th and Webster at the Hackley and Hume Site


Seasonal Hours – May through October, Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Admission is $5 for guests 12 and older, visitors 11 and under are admitted free.

Historic Holiday Tours-Nov 29, 30 5-8 pm; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29:  Noon to 4 pm.

The City Barn Store offers unique custom made items including jewelry, clothing, note cards and photographs. Books on local history, children’s educational items and other gift items are also available.

Part of the Lakeshore Museum Center

Colby Street Shops,
106 E Colby,



Miniature furniture display from Stickley Brother's Furniture Co. sample builder, Charles Theodore Payne. Antiquarian books, comic art, animation cels, and comic books.

The Depot,
610 W Western,




Dreese Fine Arts and Framing,
8 N. Ferry,
Grand Haven



Hours vary, appointments taken.

Fine art and framing


Fire Barn,
Clay between Fifth and Sixth Streets


Seasonal Hours –

May through October, Noon to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday. 

Historic Holiday Tours-Nov 29, 30 5-8 pm; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29:  Noon to 4 pm.

Free admission

Learn about the history of fire fighting in this replica of a 1890s Muskegon Fire Station. A 1923 American LaFrance Pumper Fire Truck is on display along with hose carts, hooks, ladders and photographs of some of the area’s most devastating fires. A display on the second floor depicts the living quarters of the early fire stations. Free admission. During the holidays, visitors will find small gifts and food items which were dropped off to the firefighters by grateful neighbors

Part of the Lakeshore Museum Center

Gallery Uptown,
201 Washington,
Grand Haven


Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Opening April 4, 2014 “Fire, Fiber and Color”

Glass, Mosaics, Art Quilts, Clay, Photography and Paintings By Maggie Bandstra, Valerie Boet, Jackie Bonomo, Joni Hyma, Helen Percy Lystra, Nancy Slack, Sharon Smithem, Sharon Tanis and Sheri Woodard.

Opening, May 2, 2014 “Woodturners and Wives”

The Grand River Woodturners will return and this time their artist wives will join them. Along with the wonderful wood works you see beads, paintings as well as sewn wall quilts

Opening June 6. 2014 “Artful Musings”

Featuring Terry Dickinson, Catherine McClung, Rita Shields, Christine Towner and Ann Trowbridge

Graffia Gallery,
215 W. Savidge,
Spring Lake



Artist, Linda Dimitroff.


Grand Haven Area Arts Council Building,
421 Columbus,
Grand Haven




Hackley and Hume Historic Site,
6th and Webster,


Seasonal Hours – May through October, Noon to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday. 

Historic Holiday Tours-Nov 29, 30 5-8 pm; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29:  Noon to 4 pm.

Admission $5 for guests 13 and older, visitors 12 and younger are admitted free.

Free admission for moms on Mother’s Day Weekend.

Free admission for all Muskegon County residents during the month of October.

Tours begin in the City Barn where the Museum Store is located. The store offers unique items including jewelry and porcelain collectibles. Books on local history, children’s educational items and other gift items are also available. The store is open during normal tour hours.

The homes of Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons offer guided tours from May to October and Holiday Tours from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Visitors will tour the lumber barons’ homes and see period decorations and Museum artifacts.

Lavish woodcarvings, outstanding stenciling and glorious stained glass windows greet visitors as they tour the homes. Built in the late 1800s, the homes are furnished in the highest tradition of Victorian Decorative Arts and include original family pieces. The Site is on the National Register of Historic Places and was rated by AAA as “one of Michigan’s best examples of Victorian homes.”


Part of the Lakeshore Museum Center

Holton Historical Society,
6511 Holton Whitehall Road,


Saturday - Sunday through October

1:00 - 3:30 pm

Lakeshore Museum Center,
430 W. Clay,


Weekdays: 9:30 – 4:30

Weekends: Noon to 4 p.m.


“Michigan from the Depths of Time” takes visitors on a 400 million year journey through Michigan in the making in this new permanent exhibit. Experience a prehistoric exploration of plants and animals, an underwater habitat, a swampy forest, the last ice age and the Great Lakes and its fascinating creatures.

“Coming to the Lakes” features a life sized mastodon, trader’s cabin and sawmill. Hand-on opportunities can be found in the Science Center and Body Works.

March 15-September 14: Fossils of the Michigan Basin. Travel through the depths of time to see the plants and animals that lived in the habitats of Michigan's distant past. Explore salt-water seas that covered our state 400 million years ago. Visit a 318 million year old coal-forming swamp that was home to the first amphibians and reptiles. Enter the Ice Age 10,000 years ago and watch as a glacier recedes and Michigan as we know it begins to emerge.

Visit the Muskegon Mercantile in the Museum for a unique shopping experience. Books and videos on local and Michigan history and topics, Lakeshore Museum Center souvenirs, children’s toys and books and jewelry fill the shelves. Museum members receive a 10% discount on their purchases.

Loading Dock Coffee Shop Art Gallery,
101 Columbus,
Grand Haven



Features works by local artists in a variety of visual media.

Loutit District Library
407 Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Mon-Thurs 9AM-9PM
Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday - School Year 1PM-5PM
Sunday - Summer Closed
Mackinac Island Michigan's Watercolor Wonderland

May 1-June 11
Upper Level Lobby
This series of ten paintings is an attempt to show artist Donna Rey-Taylor's appreciation for the beauty and solace of Mackinac Island. The paintings are also meant to remind the viewer of a time when they too visited; they represent a realistic image of its splendor. The viewer can reflect on the awesomeness of nature and the peacefulness of spirit that Mackinac Island offers. Each of these ten paintings individually offers a story. Each story tells of an experience in past and present time.

Musical Fountain
Waterfront Stadium,
Grand Haven


Open nightly at 9:30 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and December 1 - 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Musical Fountain

Muskegon Community College, Hendrik Meijer Library



Muskegon Community College,
Overbrook Art Gallery,



9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 10-April 25:  Shaurya Kumar

May 17-September 10:  50th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Muskegon County Museum of African American History,
7 Center St
PO Box 3965
Muskegon Heights



2-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Embraces local Black History with historical displays and local artists' displays. Exhibits include African American History in Muskegon County, Freedom Now Party of Michigan, Jim Crow, Black Panther Party, Underground Railroad.  Now showing:  “The History of the African American Church in Muskegon County.

Muskegon Heritage Museum,
561 W Western,


Fridays and Saturdays from Mid-May to Mid-October 11 am to 4 pm

Fridays Memorial Day to Labor Day  11 am to 4 pm

Admission:  $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, children under 5 are free.  Muskegon Heritage Association members and their families are free.

The Muskegon Heritage Museum focus is on the industries that made Muskegon a manufacturing center for more than 100 years.  Preserving that industrial heritage as well as presenting  information about the historic homes and buildings in Muskegon are the features of the museum.  There is a working Corliss Valve steam engine which runs an antique line shaft and machine shop, a vintage printshop, and exhibits about the foundries, patternmakers, Muskegon Brewery, Stuart Hartshorn Roller Shade Company,  the Occidental Hotel and  Sappi Paper MIll to list just a few. Check out the web site at www.muskegonheritage.org for more information and photos.  Group tours for students and adults are available upon request.  The museum is located across from the Amazon Building and is in Heritage Village.  A walking tour of Heritage Village and the historic homes is available at the museum.  The museum has just undergone a complete renovation of the exhibits and an expansion so there are many new features and exhibits.  The museum is run completely by volunteers and is funded through MHA memberships, donations, grants and admissions.  Check out this  museum of Muskegon's fascinating history.

Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W Webster,


Sunday: Noon - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm

Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Monday  & Tuesday

(Open Tues. & Thur. 10--6, June 1 through Labor Day)


Ages 17 & under Free

Students with I.D. Free

MMA Members Free

Additional admission may be charged for special exhibitions.

February 20 - April 27: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler: Elegies in Clay features 12 works from late in the sculptor’s career. De Staebler (1933-2011) is internationally recognized for works in clay that combine a figurative element with forms reminiscent of fragments of an ancient culture. Each work examines, through the fragile yet resilient medium of fired clay and pigment, the transience of individual lives against the remarkable endurance of humankind. This exhibition has been organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art in collaboration with the estate of Stephen De Staebler and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery of Chicago.

February 20 - May 11:  The artists in Translating Reality: Representation in Glass have given shape to figures, interiors, animals, and still-lifes using blowing, casting, lampwork, and cold working, and some combining glass with found objects, metal, and paint. Technical advances in studio glass have enabled artists to push the boundaries of what they are able to create, moving beyond the vessel to make sculptural objects that depict the world around us. Technique is integral to the content of the art, as the character of the glass shapes how the object is made and perceived. In the case of these pieces however, literal representation also allows the viewer to understand the form without knowing exactly how it was made. Translating Reality: Representation in Glass is organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, in cooperation with Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Mar 6-May 25: Buster Keaton’s Bluffton: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Bluffton, My Summers with Buster Keaton is by Pennsylvania-based artist and Newbery Medal winner Matt Phelan. The exhibition opens on Thursday, March 6. The MMA will host a public reception at 5:30 pm and a lecture and book signing by Phelan at 7:00 pm that evening. The event is free and open to the public.

Bluffton tells the story of Henry, a young boy who befriends the most famous resident of Muskegon’s Bluffton neighborhood Actors’ Colony. Tucked into the Bluffton neighborhood, the Colony was a remarkable place in the first decades of the 20th century. The nation’s vaudevillians made their summer residence here, working up fresh material for upcoming seasons and, more importantly, unwinding and enjoying Muskegon’s lakeshore.

Matt Phelan’s work has quickly garnered critical acclaim. The School Library Journal writes, “Phelan’s watercolors are expertly rendered and soft in focus, but pop at just the right moments, simultaneously showing the sleepiness of the town, the glamour of show business, and the energy of summer.” Kirkus Reviews states Phelan’s Bluffton is “thrilling—a spirited, poignant coming-of-age vignette and an intriguing window into a little-known chapter in vaudeville history.”

The exhibition, Buster Keaton’s Bluffton: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan, will run through May 25. It is underwritten by Harbor Steel & Supply Corporation. Additional support has been provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts.

March 25 through April 27, 2014
Expressions 2014: 32nd Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition
Expressions is organized annually by the Muskegon Museum of Art in partnership with the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD). A visual delight, it celebrates the artistic talents of Muskegon County K-12 students. Two- and three-dimensional artworks in a variety of media are included in the show. Art specialists at each participating school select the pieces to be included in the exhibition, and the work is organized and installed for display by Museum staff. Expressions 2014 is sponsored by the MAISD, Comerica Bank, and Old Orchard Brands.

May 22 through August 3, 2014
Interference Pool: Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza
Interference Pool, a collaboration between artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, is be an interactive installation created specifically on site for the MMA Wiener Gallery. The installation will aesthetically and conceptually explore the superposition of virtual and physical space.

May 22 through August 20
86th Regional Exhibition: All-Michigan Edition
The MMA’s juried Regional Exhibition holds a respected position within Michigan’s art tradition, representing the best in our artistic community. This year, for the third year in a row, the invitation to enter artwork is extended to artists throughout our state. The exhibition will included artwork in a wide variety of media, styles, and themes created by amateur and professional artists from throughout the state. The 86th Regional Exhibition is underwritten by Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP and Shape Corporation, with additional support from Contemporary Art Ally Alcoa Foundation and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts. Awards are underwritten by Huntington Bank.

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society,
561 W Western,



Features a pictorial history of Muskegon railroading on the walls and three operating model-train layouts including a Polar Express train. Children of all ages welcome. Free admission.

Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library
705 Seminole


Nuveen Community Center for the Arts,


Tuesday – Friday: Noon – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm


Radium Photo, R Corner Gallery
835 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Red Lotus Gallery,
825 W. Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441


Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays:  3-8 p.m.;
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Sundays: noon to 4 p.m.;
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays




Sochon and Halona Pottery,
4200 Obenauf,
Twin Lake



Pottery and woodworking by Flynn Sochon and Halona Gustin.

SS. Milwaukee Clipper,
Lakeshore Drive at McCracken St.,

231-755-8066 or 231-722-2538

Open May through September

Saturday and Sunday

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and free for children 5 and under.

Oldest and only surviving American Great Lakes passenger ship. It was rebuilt and redesigned in 1940 by marine naval architect George Sharp of New York and today harbors the world's most complete Art Deco collection of Warren McArthur furniture.

Private tours can be arranged.

Scolnik House,
540 W Clay,


Seasonal Hours:

May through October, Noon to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday.

Historic Holiday Tours-Nov 29, 30 5-8 pm; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29:  Noon to 4 pm.

Admission at the Scolnik House is free.

The Scolnik House tells the story of families living in Muskegon during the Great Depression. Guests can listen in on a party line conversation, hear radio programs from the period and learn about how families made do during the important time in American history. During the Holidays, simple decorations show how families may have celebrated during the Great Depression.

Part of the Lakeshore Museum Center  .

Tri-Cities Historical Museum,
1 N Harbor,
Grand Haven



Feature maritime history, period living, and historic time line displays hightlighting the earliest beginnings of the Tri-Cities area.

Mart Dock,
Fourth Street,

231-722-4730 or 231-730-1477

Open May to October


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tours are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Family rates available. The LST was used during World War II and the Allied invasion at Normandy, France.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum,
1346 Bluff,


Hours for Sept-May
Sun-Thurs: 10 am- 4 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5:30 pm

Tickets for the combined tours of the submarine Silversides and US Coast Guard Cutter McLane are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens 62 years and older, $7.50 for students 12-18 years old and $6.50 for children 5-11 years old.


Features tours of the USS Silversides submarine and the former US Coast Guard Cutter McLane. 


White River Gallery,
Corner of Ferry and Dowling,


Tuesday-Friday  10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.