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Our Story

With its roots deeply embedded in the lakeside life of West Michigan, Lake Effect Gallery has been a place of inspiration since 2001. We started in a quaint building on Lakeshore drive and moved downtown in 2003. Now, over 16 years after first opening, we are continuing to grow and support a collection of over 20 West Michigan artists.

Inspired by the area’s coastal environment, many of our artists focus on beaches and boating, local gardens, tulip lanes, and historical architecture and cottages. Lake Effect Gallery features original oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and abstract pieces, as well as custom prints, sized to fit your space. We also offer jewelry,  hand crafted garden art, furnishings, glass and functional metal art.   Custom framing is our specialty, tailoring artwork to compliment a spaces’ design and flare.


Our Mission

Our niche is providing AFFORDABLE, FRIENDLY ART for the home and work environment that is produced by professional West Michigan artists. We provide selection assistance to our patrons when needed through home visits, private appointments, and consultations with interior designers. We also offer coordination of commissioned work and custom giclee reproduction services.

Our professional framing is CUSTOMER FOCUSED. We take the time to provide a selection of creative alternative ideas and price points for perfectly presenting your art. We also encourage our clients to take samples and work home to view in their own environment to gain confidence in their selections before ordering.

Our lives along the west shoreline of Michigan are shaped by the water that surrounds us, the particular fruit and flowers which propagate in our abundant gardens, the unusual topography of the dunes and wet lands, the atmosphere's scent of earth and water, the chaotic weather patterns creating heavy snow, fog, waves and ice, the playful times of growing families on the water and beach.  The Lake in part is who we are. - Carrie Rodgers-O'Neal