Explore Saugatuck's Most Beautiful Galleries

One of the most visited cities in Michigan is Saugatuck. Things to do for tourists in this great city are so abundant that you will not be able to explore all the attractions in just a few days. While Saugatuck is well-known for its natural attractions, it also has a rich art heritage. If you're interested in art, BBOnline recommends that you visit these art galleries.

James Brandess Studios and Gallery
238 Butler Street
Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
(269) 857-1937

The James Brandess Studios and Gallery is owned by famous artist James Brandess from Saugatuck. Things to do for those who are interested in art should include a visit to this gallery. Brandess received his art training from the Art Institute of Chicago, and he opened his own gallery about 15 years ago. The gallery is housed in a historic building that was once the Post Office of Saugatuck, and it is not uncommon to see people crowding outside the front window of the building to watch Brandess paint his still-lifes and portraits. He paints in the Impressionist style, and you can see many of his portraits, still-lifes, landscapes and reproductions in his gallery. While most of his works are oil paintings, he also produces giclées, which are created with pigmented ink sprays. The gallery also sells a number of gift items, including jigsaw puzzles, mouse pads, cards, mugs and magnets. The James Brandess Studios and Gallery is situated in the downtown area, which makes it very convenient for you to get there from your Saugatuck Inn.

DeGraaf Fine Art
403 Water Street on Main
Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
(269) 857-1882

The owners of the DeGraaf Fine Art gallery have been in the art retail business for more than 45 years, and they are committed to introducing innovative artworks to the public. In the gallery, you will find an extensive collection of works by well-known local and international artists, such as David Hockney, Guin Amant, Yong Jo Ji, Kevin Barrett, Wendel Heers, Kevin O’Brien, Edgar Boeve, Zhou Brothers and others. The gallery displays many different types of art, ranging from oils to photographs. If you wish to visit the DeGraaf Fine Art gallery, you can check the gallery's website or ask the staff at your Saugatuck Bed and Breakfast for directions.

Joyce Petter Gallery
134 Butler Street
Saugatuck, Michigan 49453
(269) 857-1586

This is one of the oldest galleries in Saugatuck. Things to do for art enthusiasts must include a visit to this gallery, because it features some of the finest works in Michigan. The Joyce Petter Gallery is located in a splendid building that dates back to the 1930s, and it has several exhibition rooms as well as a beautiful courtyard and a sculpture barn. You will find the works of more than 50 accomplished artists in the gallery, including oils by Craig Blietz, Lisa Vander Hill and Clayton Beck III; the pastel works of Win Jones; and sculptures of different mediums by Harold Larsen, Fran Larsen, Gert Olsen, Jim Miller-Melberg and Sheila Bohann.