• Photo: Tom Renner
  • Photo: Tom Renner
  • Photo: Tom Renner

Arts, Culture and Theater

There are a variety of artists’ studios and galleries in West Michigan featuring different styles of art and sculpture. Some of these galleries are open to the public for you to peruse and purchase pieces. West Michigan’s museums feature history and antique tractors and stuff just for kids. Community theater troupes in South Haven and Paw Paw produce live performances throughout the year. And, of course, there’s a favorite in-town movie theater and a few retro drive-in theaters outside of town.

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Road - Portage
The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth! Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, the Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amuseme...

Artist in Residence - The Inn Gallery

86 North Shore Drive - South Haven
Located on North Shore Drive inside The Last Resort B&B Inn... This gallery represents the innkeeper’s colorful, acrylic, works of Mary Hammer's paintings & Jewelry! Welcome ALL!

Artworks Gallery

263 Broadway Avenue - South Haven
Lakeshore Framing and Artworks combines a custom picture framing shop with a contemporary art gallery that features unique art for the home and cottage.  Featuring ready to hang posters and prints, decorative furniture, clocks, lamps, glassware, photos, watercolors, giclees, and South Shore Line posters along with a large selection of frames, ...

Bangor Historical Society

229 Monroe Street - Bangor
This hidden gem is located right on the main street in Bangor. It showcases not only the history of Bangor, with Bangor memorabilia, model trains, and Native American Artifacts, but is also home to the Edwin Foster Trophy Collection, a no less than amazing taxidermy display of exotic animals you can see no where else around these parts! Come and en...

Black River Books

330 Kalamazoo Street - South Haven
First edition, rare, collectible, signed, used books and coffee! Well stocked, well staffed, well lighted, well loved.

Bloomingdale Depot Museum

110 South Van Buren Street - Bloomingdale
Visit the historic Depot Museum, the only original depot left on the Kal Haven Trail between South Haven and Kalamazoo. The museum features displays and artifacts of the oil, rail, and lumber industries and local heritage of the Bloomingdale area. The Museum also features a history room, old iron toys, a miniature train display and a telegraph disp...

Blue Coast Artists

6322 113th Avenue - Fennville
The Blue Coast Artists Tour offers a behind-the-scenes look into the studios of working artists, who work in various media including pottery, glass, photography, metal smithing, welding, lost wax casting, and painting. The group includes 12 juried, working artist studio members, as well as 15 other art and cultural points of interest. Groups h...

Blue Star Studio of Wood & Glass

1684 Blue Stay Highway - Fennville
The studio of artist Barbara Hogarth is a multimedia experience, offering ideal gifts or objects for your home. Barb creates decorative turned wood pieces, functional items, Shaker boxes, marquetry, blown glass vessels, stained glass boxes and panels, and more! Blue Star Wood and Glass is a member of the Blue Coast Artist group, and is located 1.5 ...

Center Street Emporium

253 Center Street - South Haven
We have a collection of work made by local artists and artisans from West Michigan.  The work ranges from traditional art such as paintings, sculpture, and ceramics to jewelry, natural soaps, turned wood ice cream scoops, and local jams. May: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm , closed Wednesdays. June, July, August: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 7 days


Covert Historical Museum

33808 M-140 Highway - Covert
Preserving Covert's past for the generations of the future, for education and enjoyment today. We have: a permanent collection of antiques, mainly from the 1900's; tools; clothes; toys; school items; medicines; and "grandmother's trunk".

Eagle Street Market

422 Eagle Street - South Haven
Welcome to Eagle Street Market, Southwest Michigan's newest antique mall. Our 9500 sq. foot building includes an antique mall with over 50 antique dealers who sell a wide variety of furniture, primitives, retro, Mid Century Modern, Art Deco, collectible glass, and much, much more. Fine Art is located throughout the building. Also, we have fourt...

Five Mile Drive In Theatre

28190 M-152 - Dowagiac
Come out and enjoy 2 movies for the price of 1 at 5 Mile Drive In Movie Theatre! Come early and check out the concession, grab a pizza and drinks, let the kids play at the playground. Finally, just enjoy your night! On some special occasions we ARE open on Thursdays for midnight showings on newly released features!

Forever Curious Children's Museum

202 East Main Street - Fennville
Fun for all ages and abilities! Experience exhibits and activities including magnets, discovery in the dark, arts and crafts, mirrors, bubbles and trains! Dress up, play music, dream, learn, explore!

Foundry Hall

540 Williams Street - South Haven
Foundry Hall's communities music prograns are designed to all peope regardless of age, skill or financial status. They offer private and group instruction. Master classes, song shares, jam sessions, open mic & anyother opportunity for learning, sharing & continuing your music progress on a variety of instruments. Whether you live i...

Gilmore Car Museum

6865 West Hickory Road - Hickory Corners
The Mission of the Gilmore Car Museum is to tell the history of America through the automobile. We foster experiences which connect people with the history, heritage, and social impact of the automobile through collecting, preserving, and interpreting its story. 
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252