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South Haven and Lake Michigan Arts and Culture Journey

When you think of South Haven, Michigan, you think of Lake Michigan, beautiful forests, and a lot of fun shops and restaurants. But did you know that South Haven is also a town rich in art and culture? South Haven offers museums, art galleries, and cultural celebrations. If you are planning a trip to our town to enjoy amazing South Haven art, you may want to plan your activities in advance, lest you miss anything we have to offer.


South Haven has several interesting and educational museums. The Maritime Museum is comprised of five different buildings which house both permanent and changing exhibits. This museum has its own library, which is known throughout the region as a great place to research life on the lake. They also have their own shipbuilding school. The Bailey Museum is dedicated to the man known as the father of modern horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey. Here you will find all the information you want to know about various kinds of agriculture. You can also visit the Backyard Sanctuary, which combines Lake Michigan art with nature and is a great place to meditate or just sit and relax.

South Haven Art Galleries

The Bowsprit Gallery is a great place to find work by local artists that celebrates Lake Michigan’s history and culture. It is in a beach house and it is a great place to find unique gifts. Tipsy Brush Studios is a place that proves you can learn and have fun at the same time. Here you can enjoy a variety of wines while learning how to paint. They also serve appetizers and it is a great place to have a party.

Cultural Events

There are many events over the years in South Haven. The month of May brings, The Blessing of the Fleet at the Maritime Museum, which kicks off the boating season. One of the most popular events is Harbor Fest, which is held in June and celebrates the culture of the Midwest with booths, music, food, and boat races. South Haven’s Annual Art Fair takes place in late June or early July.


No matter what you end up doing, you deserve a great place to stay. Beachwalk Properties can find you a rental home with all the amenities of a five-star hotel, that is just as amazing as any piece of Lake Michigan art. Our homes have huge living rooms with comfortable seating and flat-screen televisions. Our kitchens come stocked with all the cookware and dishes you will need to make a full dinner. The bedrooms are quiet and comfortable and have lots of closet space. Give us a call today at 269-767-6125.