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Lake Effect Art Gallery
Downtown Manistique

 A friendly and vibrant Gallery filled with unique and wonderful artwork of our local artists and artisans. Whether you are looking for a special something for yourself or a gift for a special someone, you're sure to find it here!

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020 July 1

The Gallery is closed for the season.
We hope you will come see us in the spring!!

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We're in our NEW Home in our New Community Arts Center
on the corner of S.Cedar and Oak Streets.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Bring your friends, relatives, neighbors, company, and Yourself!
It's a great place to shop and browse.

Lake Effect Art Gallery Approved for MEDC Grant!

Lake Effect Art Gallery was approved for a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Local Small Business matching funds grant program. The Gallery launched a crowd funding campaign at Patronicity.com/LakeEffect to raise money for this grant with a deadline of June 27. The goal was $3000 (the amount of the grant match). THANKS to all of YOU who donated we not only met the goal it was exceeded!!  This will go a long way toward getting us through this rough patch. Click on the above link for more information about the grant.

Our days/hours open may vary throughout the year
But we always have Great Artwork by Local Artists!

It is Official! Our 'NEW' Community Arts Center is Happening - NOW!
at the corner of So Cedar and Oak Streets in downtown Manistique

New Art Center building!Thanks to mBank, Lake Effect Community Arts, and the Lake Effect Gallery, will very likely have our very own permanent location sometime this summer, just down the street from the current Art Gallery. Click HERE for more information on this generous donation. We've wanted this for so many years and are very excited to see it happening. Thank you mBank!

We enjoyed our six successful years at the Traders Point location. And several years downtown at 212 S. Cedar Street. Next we are looking forward to even more years at our new permanent location just down the street at the corner of South Cedar and Oak Streets.

A very special THANK YOU to All who are helping to make it Happen!!

It wouldn't Be without YOU.

There is a lot of work to be done to this iconic old building but Lake Effect Community Arts has moved in and is holding classes and other activities already. The Lake Effect Art Gallery will open its 2020 season July 1 in their new home in the building.

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020


Come in and discover the wonderful array of artwork, fine crafts, and gifts created by our talented local and regional artists. It's a special place and we think our visitors are special, too!

A great group of local and regional artists participate in the Lake Effect Art Gallery every year, contributing a wide variety of artwork for sale in many media -- original, quality work which results in a unique collection of art and fine craft that strongly represents our area and the talent of the artists.

 It's just a fun place to be!

The Lake Effect Art Gallery is staffed entirely by volunteers, many of whom are the artists whose work is in the Gallery, so visitors have a chance to speak with those directly involved. Profits from the Gallery sales help fund our non-profit Lake Effect Community Arts' classes and activities, benefiting the community as well as our artists.

Artist and Volunteers Information & Forms

When you're done shopping at the Gallery, visit our neighbors up and down and across the street, in vibrant downtown Manistique.

Gallery Contact:
Gallery Manager: Ruthanne Garrett (906) 286-1060
E-mail: gallery@lakeeffectarts.org

Gallery Phone: (906) 341-3411

Mail Address: PO Box 115, Manistique, MI 49854

Gallery Board Members:  Carol Peterson (president), ... (treasurer),  Bonnie Garvin (secretary), Theresa Neville, Sara Bagley, Brenda Fleck, Linda DeGreve, Meg Wnuk. Pam Shiels - Bookeeper.

Lake Effect Community Arts was formed in 2011 with one of the goals being to create a local art gallery to serve the needs of those interested in the visual arts and the work of our local artists, whether established or emerging, as well as members of our community and visitors looking for inspiration, education, or an opportunity to purchase.