Museums & Galleries

These locales are all about the arts, with each offering something different. Even if you’ve been there before, check to see if these museums or galleries are hosting any rotating or traveling exhibits! You’re bound to find something new in West Michigan.


The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City seeks to engage, enlighten, and entertain its audiences through the collection of art, and the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts. They have both a permanent collection and traveling exhibits, which will impress even the most worldly of art connoisseur.

Enjoy the arts in Muskegon County! The area is home to one of the most highly respected art museums in the Midwest, the Muskegon Museum of Art. Throughout the marbled halls of the museum is a full schedule of permanent collection displays, traveling exhibits, and a lovely museum gift shop.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a museum and art school filled with opportunities to experience, enjoy, learn about, and make art. The KIA offers tours, classes, exhibits, and hands-on experiences for the whole family.

The Art Gallery of Algoma is a public gallery dedicated to cultivating and advancing the awareness of visual arts in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The AGA’s commitment to excellence is reflected in all aspects of its programming. Approximately 24 exhibitions are mounted each year featuring local, national, and international artists. The AGA also boasts an ever-growing permanent collection of 5,000 works of art and an arts-related resource center.

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings currently has Patrick Thomas’ Ephemeral Moments art exhibit on display through February 2019. Patrick Thomas is best described as a representational, landscape, pastel artist. His paintings are executed in soft pastel over watercolor washes on sanded paper. He is a self-taught artist with firm foundations from studies at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.