Thursday, August 6, 2015

Four Season Artisans

There's one more month left of summer before the leaves change and the cold rolls in, (insert groans here). Though the Michigan climate may be fickle, the picturesque beauty and charm of Charlevoix can be found nestled in several of our unique art galleries year round.

 No matter what the weather, the treasures you'll find at our galleries will make your day more vibrant and provide something for the art lover in all of us, local and visitor alike!


Aartvark Studio & Gallery 

Interested in having a picture framed or need a photographer to take senior or family pictures? The Aartvark is a photography studio and gallery that offers custom framing, printing & many types of photography/video services: weddings, events, senior portraits, families, architecture, business portraits and more. Stop by and visit the link above for more information!
*photo by Terry Salmonson of Aartvark Studio, image found at above link



Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Come visit the Circle of Arts and walk through unique exhibits year round! The Circle also offers classes in the fine arts: music, dance, theater and more throughout the summer months and into September, as well as lectures and dramatic performances! An Up North State of Mind exhibit is running now through September 20 featuring paintings by local artists! In conjunction with the exhibit will be a plein air paint out and wet paint sale. Stop by and visit the link above for more information!
*image found at Charlevoix Circle of Arts Facebook page


Elements Gallery houses unique home and personal accessories handcrafted by over 150 American and Canadian artists! Features an eclectic mix of functional and fine art from local artists and Michigan artists as well. Stop by and visit the link above for more information!
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Lit Fish Fine Art

Lit Fish is the summer art studio for John G. Posa. It features prints, paintings, and other mixed media pieces by Posa as well as other artists! Stop by and visit the link above for more information!

*A Pile of Beach Glass acrylic on linen, image found at above link




North Seas Gallery

 Looking for the perfect painting to hang above your mantle, or an antique cabinet to hold all of your grandmother's china? Stop in North Seas Gallery and browse through their selection of paintings from all over the world, beautifully crafted antique furniture, as well as sculpture, glass and ceramic pieces. Stop by and visit the link above for more information!
*image found at above link

Round Lake Gallery of Art and Design

A colorful and creative location that showcases local Michigan artists as well as artists from around the globe; some as far away as Peru, Guatemala, and South Africa! The unique artwork sold ranges from paintings and furniture to jewelry and accessories, with prices anywhere from $3 to $6,000! Round Lake Gallery is also the start and endpoint for the Earl Young Mushroom Home walking tours, stop in and pick up a brochure! There's something for everyone all year long. Stop by and visit the link above for more information!
*image found at above link

South of Town

Bier Art Gallery & Pottery Studio 

Check out the Bier Gallery inside the iconic red and white schoolhouse! The Bier Gallery is home to over sixty regional and national artist, making the selections diverse and unique. The Bier Gallery features pottery, sculpture, glass and metal works, mixed media/fiber, wood, jewelry, and 2D pieces! Visit the link above for more information! 
 *image found at above link

Cycling Salamander Fine Art Gallery

Explore the Cycling Salamander art gallery and 3 acre sculpture garden! The gallery features the paintings and sculptures of resident artist, Lena Dorey as well as the works of 30 other Michigan artists. Functional pottery, jewelry, etchings, sculpture for the home and garden, and more. Visit the link above for more information!
*painting by Betty Bea Washburn, image found at above link





Otis Pottery

Stop by Otis Pottery where you will find a collection of handmade functional and decorative woodfired, gas fired, and electric fired pottery in all shapes and sizes!
Visit our studio to find the perfect gift or piece for your home! Featuring thrown and handcrafted works fired right on site. Visit the link above for more information!
 *image found on the Otis Pottery Facebook page

Stonehedge Gardens

Take a stroll through the beautiful Stonehedge Gardens and gift shop! Take one of these Michigan made treasures home with you: birdhouses, bird baths, wind chimes, stained glass, purses, soaps, honey, maple syrup and so much more! Visit the link above for more information!
*image found at above link  

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