Art, Culture & 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
Phone: (269) 382-6555
The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. Featuring more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities.

Artworks Gallery

263 Broadway Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-7789
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, photos, watercolors and South Shore Line posters along with a large selection of frames, mats and conservation materials.

Bangor Historical Society

229 Monroe Street - Bangor
Phone: (269) 427-0611
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 nowhere else around these parts!

Black River Books

330 Kalamazoo Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-7374
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
Phone: (269) 521-7880
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 display. 

Blue Coast Artists

6322 113th Avenue - Fennville
Phone: (269) 236-9260
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. See individual member studios information for additional hours.

Blue Star Studio of Wood & Glass

1684 Blue Stay Highway - Fennville
Phone: (269) 227-3647
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 miles north of Glenn, MI.

Covert Historical Museum

33808 M-140 Highway - Covert
Phone: (269) 764-1902
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
Phone: (269) 637-4333
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 more. 

Five Mile Drive In Theatre

28190 M-152 - Dowagiac
Phone: (269) 782-7879
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
Phone: (269) 561-8494
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
Phone: (269) 220-0444
Foundry Hall's community music programs are designed to all people regardless of age, skill or financial status. They offer private and group instruction. Master classes, song shares, jam sessions, open mic & another opportunity for learning, sharing & continuing your music progress on a variety of instruments. We also offer workshops & instruction, including piano tuning, music therapy & history.

Gilmore Car Museum

6865 West Hickory Road - Hickory Corners
Phone: (269) 671-5089
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. 

Historical Association of South Haven

355 Hubbard Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-6424
The Historical Association of South Haven's history through programs and publications. Collecting and preserving archives of the South Haven area. Enhancing public support for the preservation of South Haven's history. The Hartman School building houses our exhibits and archives and provides space for our programs. If you are interested in South Haven's era in the 1940-50's, you will not be disappointed.

Karen Murphy Gallery

10241 County Road 689 - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-5492
A South Haven based photographer, Karen Murphy is known for her “Lakeshore/Landscapes". In addition to her lakeshore specialty, Murphy photographs a variety of subjects, including wildlife, scenic, architecture and varied commission work. 
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252