artists on the shore painting, courtesy Saugatuck CVB


Art Coast of Michigan

Twin cities north and south of the Kalamazoo River where it forms a harbor just before emptying into Lake Michigan, these beachtowns are known as "The Art Coast of Michigan."

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Discover Douglas

Over the years many artists, smitten by the natural beauty of the area's rolling grassy dunes and white sand beaches, have taken up residence and established studios and galleries. These, along with quaint and unique shops, fine dining, exquisite lodging, many attractions like dune rides, boat cruises, hiking, swimming and professional summer theater and jazz, have lured visitors from far and wide.

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