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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. 

Arts Council of White Lake
106 E. Colby., Whitehall MI



Aug 30 - Oct 15:  Tales Untold:  Kat VanderWeele


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


 11 a.m. to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday  
City Barn Store
6th and Webster at the Hackley and Hume Site


Seasonal Hours – May through October, 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Monday (1-4 on Sundays).

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

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.

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, 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Monday (1-4 on Sundays).

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

Fire Barn Gallery
18 North 5th St
Grand Haven


Wed: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts,

425 W Western Ave #200, Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 722-9750


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free admission

Gallery Uptown,
201 Washington,
Grand Haven


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

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 - 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Monday (Sunday 1 - 4 pm)

Holiday Tours:
December 26 – 4 to 8 pm,
December 27 – 1 to 4 pm.

Admission $7 for adults and teens, $5 for 65 and older, visitors 12 and younger are admitted free.

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, books on local history, children’s educational items, and more.

The homes of Muskegon’s most well-known lumber barons offer guided tours from May to October and Holiday Tours on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends. 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

James Jackson 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.

Lakeshore Museum Center,
430 W. Clay
Muskegon MI 49440


November – April:
Weekdays: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: Noon to 4 pm.

May - October:
10 am to 4 pm


“Michigan through the Depths of Time” takes visitors on a 400 million year journey through Michigan in the making. 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, fur trader’s cabin, and sawmill. Hands-on opportunities can be found in the Science Center and Body Works.

Visit the Muskegon Store 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.

Michigan's Heritage Park
8637 N Durham Rd
Whitehall, MI 49461


Open May through October

Explore 10,000 years of Michigan history in a natural woodland setting. Visitors will walk along a half-mile paved trail through the woods and enjoy seven historic stops along the way. The park includes a Native American Wigwam Village, Fur Traders Post, Civil War Camp, Logging Shanty, 1900s farmhouse and more. A site of the Lakeshore Museum Center.

Part of the Lakeshore Museum Center

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

Works by Deborah Rockman Sept 26 - Oct 28: Deborah Rockman, an artist and teacher for over 35 years, is a professor of art in the BFA and MFA drawing programs at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. Her award-winning work in drawing, collage, mixed media, and digital media has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues throughout the U.S. and China. The event is Monday-Friday with special weekend and evening hours during performances of “Avenue Q: The Musical” in the adjacent Overbrook Theater on Oct. 12-16.

Muskegon Heritage Museum,
561 W Western,


Thursdays through Saturdays from Mid-May to Mid-October 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 is run completely by volunteers and is funded through MHA memberships, donations, grants and admissions.

Muskegon Museum of Art,
296 W Webster,


Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

Tues-Wed: 11 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm

Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm

Closed Monday


Ages 17 & under Free

Students with I.D. Free

MMA Members Free

Additional admission may be charged for special exhibitions.

August 25 through November 6, 2016:  Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts at Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art, in partnership with Guest Curator Nancy Crow, will present Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, a touring exhibition that showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today.

The juried, invitational exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts inspired by the innovations of legendary fine art quilt maker Nancy Crow. The artists were challenged to create artworks that stretched the possibilities of the machine-pieced quilt and conveyed a sense of energy and excitement. Participating artists come from across the U.S. and abroad, with represented countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland. A printed, full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be available for purchase at the MMA gift store.

August 11 – October 30, 2016: STUDIO BREW: THE COLORS OF BEER
26 Michigan artists have been invited to produce an artwork that replicates a hue from the Standard Reference Method (SRM) scale for measuring the color of beer. From pale amber ales to dark stouts, the SRM encompasses a range of rich oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Working a medium of their own choosing, including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, the artists will lead the viewer through the colors of beer. The show is a reminder of the fun and joy of creating, be it art or a microbrew.

May 11, 2017 - Sept 10, 2017:  Edward S. Curtis-The North American Indian.  Documenting the lives of western Native American peoples, the stunning portraits and landscapes of The North America Indian, which were created from 1907 through 1930, are considered to be both the greatest artistic collaboration and photographic achievement in history.

A renowned successful celebrity photographer, Curtis threw it all away to pursue a 30-year obsession that nearly destroyed him. In the end, he lost his wealth, fame, marriage, and health, but left behind a monumental achievement: The North American Indian.Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian is underwritten by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Hilt Foundation, Hines Corporation, Nichols, Hooker DeJong Architects and Engineers, the Jan & Christine Deur Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Susan & Frank Bednarek Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Jon & Jane Blyth, and Deborah DeVoursney.

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.

Nuveen Community Center for the Arts

106 E. Colby Street


Tuesday – Friday:
Noon – 6 pm



Red Lotus Gallery,
356 W. Western, Muskegon
Muskegon, MI 49441


Sun-Tues Closed
Wed-Fri  10 am – 6 pm
Sat 10 am – 4 pm

September 1-30:  4th Annual Muskegon Lake Project



Sochon and Halona Pottery,
4200 Obenauf,
Twin Lake



Pottery and woodworking by Flynn Sochon and Halona Gustin.

S. S. 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
Muskegon MI 49440


Seasonal Hours – May through October, 10 am to 4 pm Thursday through Monday (1-4 on Sundays).

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.

South Pier Head Lighthouse
Beach Street
Muskegon, MI 49440


Seasonal Hours-Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm

Adults $4 and children 12 and under $2.

Come join us in climbing the lighthouse down by Muskegon shoreline, and learn about the history of the lights. Children must be 3 ft to climb.  Wear sturdy shoes. Can't wait to see you there! :)
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 $8 for adults and $5 for students. Family rates available. The LST was used during World War II and the Allied invasion at Normandy, France.

D-Day exhibit honors all the veterans who embarked upon the largest seaborne invasion in history, especially the 29 men from Muskegon, 12 of whom would not survive the battle. This exhibit takes you on a visual journey through the various stages of that great crusade, beginning with profiles of the various leaders of the Allied Forces and the planning it took to make the invasion possible. Other highlights include an in-depth look at the airborne invasion, a profile of the five landing beaches and a look at the aftermath and casualties suffered.

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.