Northern Michigan Vacations: The Best Art Galleries of Little Traverse
Northern Michigan Vacations: Bring back a piece of summer up north at these favorite galleries in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Boyne City.
Jun 14, 2013 Shea Haddad
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Becky Thatcher Designs:
Exquisite jewelry inspired by the Lake Michigan landscape, often starring locally acquired stones—Petoskey stones, beach stones, fossils. 117 W. Main St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.9336, beckythatcherdesigns.com
Original jewelry featuring natural, earthy aquamarine and turquoise alongside other gems to mirror the rich blues of water and sky. Housed in Harbor Springs’ historic train depot. 111 W. Bay St., Harbor Springs, 734.255.8805, belleaquatic.com
Husband-and-wife artists Harry and Kathleen Boyer run this working studio and gallery, featuring Harry’s signature glass pieces and Kathleen’s original paintings. 207 State St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.6359.
Tvedten Fine Art:
Showcasing owner/artist Margaret Tvedten’s striking oil, pastel and watercolor paintings, alongside works by more than a dozen other artists. 284 E. Third, 231.526.2299, Harbor Springs, tvedtenfineart.com
Pierre Bittar Gallery:
Renowned French Impressionist artist Pierre Bittar showcases his luminous paintings of Michigan and European landscapes. 188 E. Main, Harbor Springs, 231.526.6750, pierrebittar.com
By the Bay Nautical Fine Art Gallery:
Fine art with a nautical theme, including paintings, relief maps, model ships, weather instruments, and more. 172 E. Main, Harbor Springs, 231.526.3964, bythebay.com
Owner/artist Trisha Witty’s original oil paintings of inspiring landscapes—including her native Northern Michigan—are full of light, color and emotion. 236 E. Main St., Harbor Springs, 231.526.1112, wittyart.com