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Hidden Gem in One of America's Most Beautiful Small Towns

This summer spot on Lake Michigan is known for its artistic spirit, local wineries, quaint bed and breakfasts like the Belvedere Inn, and beautiful beaches surrounded by dunes. On a sunny afternoon, Oval Beach is the place to be, or on cloudy days, you can gallery hop through J. Petter Galleries. - Best Life Online 


West Michigan is full of art galleries, displaying work from hundreds of artists all over the state. Of course, they’re all handling the pandemic differently, so we wanted to catch up with them."


"If you love fine art, fine wine, or even both, we have the perfect spot for you! J. Petter Galleries is located in Douglas, right across the river from Saugatuck. Juli joins us today to tell us everything they have going on this fall and their connection to ArtPrize this year. If you love fine art, fine wine, or even both, we have the perfect spot for you."

Juli Petter Visits EIGHTWest Studio

"If you enjoy art and fine wine, we found the perfect spot for you in the Saugatuck area. J. Petter Galleries is a destination for serious collectors, designers, and anyone who wants to add original art to their home. Juli Petter is here with us. They believe selecting fine art is an experience to savor and enjoy." 


Make it an art and wine weekend at J. Petter Galleries. "West Michigan is known for quite a few things, our waterways, beautiful landscapes, and coastal towns. It’s also a creative place, the home of ArtPrize, the largest art competition in the world, and lots of beautiful galleries. We found a spot that seems to marry those two things perfectly, it’s called J. Petter Galleries."

EightWest Discovers a Unique Find for Art Enthusiasts

"The J. Petter Art Gallery features an eclectic collection of fine paintings, sculpture, glass, and more. The galleries are also home to Petter Wine Gallery where you’ll find boutique wines and artful foods at both the wine bar and wine shop. The Wine Bar and Shop is also known for its private collection of unique cheeses and hand-poured chocolates." 

Michigan Blue Magazine: The Art of Wine

"Blue contributor Alexandra Fluegel discovered one well-known gallery that now gives the art of winemaking a place alongside, J. Petter Art & Wine Gallery in Saugatuck. 'There is something about the finer things in life!" Carole Valade, Editor, Michigan Blue Magazine

What our Guests say

This gallery is really interesting, beautifully curated, and decorated. Each room and section has its own flair and amazing art and it seems to go on forever.

Linda, Chicago, IL

This is a must-see art gallery! It's paintings and sculptures done by local artists! Beautiful layout and lots to look at. They offer snacks and light refreshments too! If you love art, you will love this gallery!

Trisha, Dearborn, Mi

My husband found this fabulous gem while searching for new and fun things to do while we were in the area. What a jackpot! So many beautiful works of art to peruse while enjoying a phenomenal wine list. You'll definitely want to try the bread and cheese plate. They stock some incredible cheeses that are also available to purchase. We will be returning soon.

Rachel, Indiana 

If folks think they have to drive to the big city for quality art and quality wine–they are mistaken. They should visit J. Petter Galleries. This place is a gem. Whenever we have out-of-town guests we bring them to see this gallery. 

George, West Michigan Local

It is always a must-stop. It has such a variety of unique things that you can't find elsewhere.

Karen, West Michigan Local