Blue Coast Art Tour

Event Dates: 9/27/2021 to 11/28/2021
Location:
South Haven, MI 49090

Art enthusiasts, antique collectors, and curious browsers, gather round this weekend and peruse the unique offerings of our area’s handcrafted items, collectables, and unique finds. Peruse mediums such as pottery, sculpture, print, wood, glass, oils on canvas, and more. Explore hundreds of antique and collectable booths and find yourself a hidden treasure! The South Haven area boasts several art galleries and antique stores. During this special weekend, several artists open their studios to example their crafts and show off their completed works. Ready to find your next piece of hand-crafted art?

 

Blue Coast Artists 32nd Annual Studio Tour

October 2nd and 3rd

10 am to 6 pm

 

Zoies Garden & Gallery

73369 2nd Avenue

South Haven, MI 49090

Nancy Rock Endres’ nature-inspired art has been greatly influenced through the development of her backyard jewel, Zoie’s (life’s) Garden. In 2005, it was featured  in Midwest Living Magazine as The Healing Garden, and a tour destination for Frederik Meijer Gardens. Zoie’s Garden & Gallery provides a rich retreat for creating brilliant transparent watercolors featuring nature-inspired art and familiar scenes from the South Haven area.


 Blue Star Pottery

337 Blue Star Highway

South Haven, MI 49090

The studio of Mark Williams features handmade stoneware. Bowls, pitchers, casseroles, teapots and platters are embossed with Mark’s elegant textured designs, which he creates by uniquely combining the pottery techniques of textured slab and throwing on the pottery wheel. Mark will open a new kiln load of his work daily on tour weekend. 

 

Khnemu Studio LLC

6322 113th Avenue

Fennville, MI 49408

Enjoy the fall harvest at this 1890's farm estate, complete with a restored barn which houses a contemporary pottery and fine craft gallery featuring over 20 Michigan ceramic artists.  And the solar powered studio of potter Dawn Soltysiak.  Dawn and friends will unload the Manibigama wood fired kiln on Saturday, and will demonstrate the process of loading a soda kiln on Sat. & Sun, demonstrations all weekend; also refreshments will be served.

 

The Blue Vieira Studio / Gallery

6787 116th Avenue

Fennville, MI 49408 

This studio is housed on the small 1890’s blueberry estate of artist Armando Vieira Pedroso. Armando is a self-taught artist whose work spans the gambit of abstract paintings, metal work and sculpture blocks to his most recent works of “Wide-Open” barn landscapes. Inclusive with the studio gallery tour, Armando will have his county coastal cottage open to view his art in a home setting surrounded by furniture he has repurposed from local area antique shops. Armando will be on-site discussing his various styles and processes.

 
Blue Star Studio of Wood and Glass

1684 Blue Star Highway / 68th Street / Adams Road

Fennville, MI 49408

Artist Barb Hogarth's work includes stained, blown, and fused glass, as well as Shaker boxes, fanbirds, turned wood, veneer work and turned bangle bracelets.  She will be demonstrating how to carve a fanbird out of one piece of wood.

 

Stantall Studio

6691 120th Avenue

Fennville, MI 49408

Stantall Studio is home to artist Kathy Stanton. She works in several mediums including oil paints, digital imagery, jewelry, and creations using stones. All mediums involve elements of the Michigan landscape and bringing out the beauty in the world we see around us.

 

Earth Stories Gallery

2742 Blue Star Highway / 68th Street

Fennville, MI 49408

Earth Stories – a unique combination of art gallery, rock and mineral shop and full service lapidary-    The studio and gallery of painter and mixed media artist Curtis Lacy.  Curtis creates sharply angled hard edge acrylic paintings, as well as deeply colored and textured abstracts.   Earth Stories consigns West Michigan artists creating in wood, glass, jewelry and photograph.

 

Brian Newton Studio

2895 63rd Street

Fennville, MI 49408

Artist, Brian Newton, specializing in turning exotic woods from around the world, but also creates beautiful and functional work from personally harvested local hard woods. He also combines materials to create one-of-a kind pendants, rings, pens and a variety of other treasures.


Fernwood 1891

120 E Main Street

Fennville, MI 49408

A restored classic brownstone storefront in downtown Fennville is the satellite pottery studio of Khnemu Studio & cooperative studio location of various artists working in a variety of media.   Artists will be demonstrating a mix of art forms throughout the weekend.   Check out our 2 new large murals on the back patio which were created this Summer.  Stop in for breakfast or lunch at our adjoining coffee house & café, ROOT.

 

Antique Stores

Murphy's Mall

321 Center Street

South Haven, MI 49090

269-639-1662

 

Eagle Street Market

422 Eagle Street

South Haven, MI 49090

269-637-4333

 

M-43 Mercantile

65181 M-43

Bangor, MI 49013

269-427-1068

 

Sunset Junque

856 Blue Star Highway

South Haven, MI 49090

269-637-5777

 

Farmhouse Finds

1173 Blue Star Highway

South Haven, MI 49090

269-214-1477

South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252
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