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Current Events:


douglas gallery stroll JULY 23 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas Location
Saturday July 23, 2016 6-8pm
Join us and explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!


 

extended hours at douglas gallery AUGUST 6 | EXTENDED HOURS

Douglas Location
Saturday August 6th, 2016 open until 8 pm
Come out for our extended hours at our Douglas Gallery.


 

artist demo AUGUST 20 | ARTIST DEMOS & TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas Location
Saturday August 20, 2016
Join us in Douglas from 4-7pm for Artist Demos by Cara O'Brien and Jason Quigno!
Also on August 20th, Explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck on the "Taste of Art Tour", 6-8pm.


 

artist demo SEPT 3 | ARTIST DEMOS & EXTENDED HOURS

Douglas Location
Saturday September 3rd, 2016
Join us in Douglas from 4-7pm for Artist Demos by Ann Chuchvara and Randi Ford! The gallery will have extended hours this evening, open until 8pm.


 

douglas art show: Toast SEPT 4 | TOAST

Douglas Location
Sunday September 4th, 2016 12-2 pm
Exhibition running through October 9th
Raise your glass in celebration as we ‘Toast’ another awesome season of art. A collection of inspiring works by many of our artists. Also from 1-4pm enjoy art demos by Megan Klco and Justin Kellner.


 

douglas gallery stroll OCT 8 & 9 | ANNUAL GALLERY STROLL

Douglas Location
Saturday Oct 8th, 2016 12-5pm & Sunday Oct 9th, 12-5pm
The Annual Gallery Stroll marks the last few days that our "TOAST" exhibition will be on display. So if you haven’t had the chance to come out and enjoy this large group show, stop by the gallery on October 8th/9th! Many Galleries & Studios of the Douglas area participate in this annual event by hosting special exhibits, demonstrations and more. It's the perfect time to check out Michigan's "Art Coast".

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douglas art show: Slightly Obsessive JULY 2 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through August 7th, 2016
View a collection of meticulously crafted sculptures, paintings, etchings, drawings and vessels that capture the artist's commitment to their vision through their unusually high level of detail. Also enjoy an art demo by David Huang, watch as he shares his process and learn about the tools he uses to create his intricate vessels.


 

artist demo JUNE 25 | ARTIST DEMOS

Douglas Location
Saturday June 25, 2016 4-7pm
Join us in Douglas from 4-7pm for Artist Demos by Missy Morrow and Marissa Voytenko. Watch as they share their artmaking process and learn about where they get their inspiration.


 

extended hours at douglas gallery JUNE 4 | EXTENDED HOURS

Douglas Location
Saturday June 4th, 2016 open until 8 pm
Come out for our extended hours at our Douglas Gallery.


 

douglas art show: Everyone in the Pool MAY 28 | EVERYONE IN THE POOL

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through June 26th, 2016
LG artists make a splash at this year’s “Everyone in the Pool” exhibition, featuring a refreshing variety of paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works. This collective group show kicks off the 2016 Douglas Summer Exhibition Series. Join us at our Douglas location and come on in, the water’s fine! Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
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extended hours at douglas gallery MAY 7 | EXTENDED HOURS

Douglas Location
Saturday May 7th, 2016 open until 8 pm
Come out for our extended hours at our Douglas Gallery.


 

grand rapids art show: COLLECTIVE ALCHEMY MARCH 18 | COLLECTIVE ALCHEMY

Grand Rapids Location
Exhibition running through April, 2016
Join us at our Grand Rapids gallery March 18th from 5-8pm for “Collective Alchemy”, a group exhibition showcasing a stimulating collection of works. Come out to meet the artists and view the pieces they've been working on over the winter months. Everyone is Welcome, Dress is Casual, Admission is Free.
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grand rapids art show: Macro Micro MARCH 18 | macro micro

Grand Rapids Location
Exhibition running through April, 2016
Christy DeHoog's solo installation includes drawings, paintings and dimensional objects that explore the theme of macrocosm microcosm, an ancient Greek schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos. From the largest scale (universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). Peek behind the scenes at the art-making process in this particularly intimate gallery within a gallery. Included in this exhibition are sculptural pieces, large "tinker toy-like" shapes which repeat shapes and patterns found in the drawings, as well as sketches and small studies - "working drawings" that are made in preparation for finished paintings and not usually seen outside the studio.
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grand rapids jazz show: UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES FEBRUARY 21 | UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES

Grand Rapids Location
Sunday February 21st, 2016 at 3pm | The Beer City Saxophone Ensemble
The gallery, in conjunction with AdventureMusic.org, invite you to enjoy an afternoon of exceptional Live Jazz featuring the Beer City Saxophone Ensemble: with saxophonists Gary McCourry, Mike Lutley, Tom Lockwood, Tom Stansell, Greg Marsden and Bob Nixon, plus a rhythm section including pianist/composer Steve Talaga, bassist Joe Oprea and drummer Tim Froncek. “The Underground Concert Series” is a line up of world-class improvisational jazz concerts, taking place at our Grand Rapids gallery. The series is curated in part by Lazaro Vega, Director of jazz at Blue Lake Public Radio. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for students with ID, free for kids 12 and under.

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2015-2016 Season:

NOVEMBER 14 | PROGRESSIVE DINNER

Douglas Location
Saturday November 14th, 2015 at 6pm
Treat yourself Nov 14th ~ LG is co-hosting a progressive dinner with 2 of the Douglas area's most incredible restaurants!
Only 25 seats available, price of $58 includes entree, appetizers, wine, desserts, coffee and gratuity between The Kirby House, Everyday People Cafe and LaFontsee Galleries. Dinner starts at 6pm.
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OCTOBER 29 | LET'S GET STARTED

Grand Rapids Location
Exhibition running through the 2015 Holiday Season
LaFontsee Galleries' annual fall preview exhibit - an exceptional show and great event to get the fall and winter seasons started. An exciting collection of works that just came in, fresh from the artists' studios!

OCT 16 | PRESERVED!

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through October 25th, 2015
The Land Conservancy of West Michigan presents "Preserved!", hosted by LaFontsee Galleries, a special collaboration that tells the story of conservation in West Michigan through art.  View a collection of paintings, photography, and ceramics created by nine local artists and inspired by protected natural areas in West Michigan. The art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Land Conservancy’s conservation work. 
www.naturenearby.org/preserved 

OCT 10 & 11 | GALLERY STROLL

Douglas Location
Saturday Oct 10th, 12-5pm & Sunday Oct 11th, 2015 12-5pm
The Gallery Stroll marks the last few days that our "TOAST" exhibition will be on display. So if you haven’t had the chance to come out and enjoy this large group show, stop by the gallery on October 10th/11th! Many Galleries & Studios of the Douglas area participate in this annual event by hosting special exhibits, demonstrations and more. It's the perfect time to check out Michigan's "Art Coast".

SEPT 20 | UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES

Grand Rapids Location
Sunday September 20th, 2015 3pm
“The Underground Concert Series” debuts for its second season this September! The gallery, in conjunction with AdventureMusic.org and The Goethe Institute, invite you to enjoy an afternoon of exceptional Live Jazz featuring international ensemble: Steve Swell on trombone, Gebhard Ullmann on tenor sax and bass clarinet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and percussionist Michael Zerang. For more information contact the gallery at 616-451-9820. Advance tickets are only available at www.adventuremusic.org. “The Underground Concert Series” is a line up of world-class improvisational jazz concerts, taking place at our Grand Rapids gallery. The series is curated in part by Lazaro Vega, Director of jazz at Blue Lake Public Radio, and this year it runs September 2015 through April 2016, stay tuned for more show dates and times.
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SEPT 6 | TOAST

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through October 11th, 2015
Raise your glass in celebration as we ‘Toast’ another awesome season of art. A collection of inspiring works by Michele Bosak, Katherine Bourdon, Ginnie Cappaert, Christy DeHoog, Christina Hahn, Jill Lareaux, Missy Morrow, Michelle Newman, Maureen Nollette, Jason Quigno, Michael Schaeffer, Mary Sebastian, Toni Swarthout, Elaine Tolsma Harlow, Judith Tummino, & Marissa Voytenko.

SEPT 6 | JASON QUIGNO SCULPTING LIVE

Douglas Location
Sunday September 6th, 2015 beginning at 11am
LG artist Jason Quigno will be sculpting live on the gallery lawn beginning at 11am. Watch as he shares his process and learn about the tools he uses to create his contemporary stoneworks.
View Jason Quigno's Artwork

 

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2014-2015 Season:

AUGUST 20, 21, 22 | SIDEWALK SALE

Douglas Location
Thursday Aug 20th 11-6, Friday 11-6, Sat 11-6, 2015
Sale Location: 420 W Center Street Douglas, MI 49406 - 420 building is just next door to the Douglas gallery location
Stop by for a visit during this three day event and have a look at our sidewalk sale. You'll find framed and unframed artwork, home accessories and more. August 20th is the Douglas/Saugatuck community wide sidewalk sale event, so many additional local businesses will be participating on Aug 20th from 9-5. LaFontsee Galleries' sidewalk sale excludes artwork by current gallery artists.

AUGUST 8 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through August 30th, 2015
View a collection of meticulously crafted sculptures, paintings, etchings, drawings and vessels that capture the spirit of the times through their unusually high level of detail.
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AUGUST 8 | DAVID HUANG SCULPTING LIVE

Douglas Location
Saturday August 8th, 2015, 2-6pm
Join us at our Douglas location on August 8th from 2 to 6 pm for an afternoon of live sculpting, refreshments and fun with LG artist David Huang!
Watch as he shares his process and learn about the tools he uses to create his intricate vessels. Stay after for the opening reception of Slightly Obsessive.
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JULY 19 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas Location
Sunday July 19th, 2015, 12-5pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on July 19th, join us in Douglas for the second reception for “Look Out”
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JULY 4 | LOOK OUT

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through August 2nd, 2015
Join us in Douglas for the Opening Reception of this season’s second installment
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JUNE 30 | REBECCA GREEN PAINTING LIVE

Grand Rapids Location
Tuesday June 30th, 2015, 5:30-7pm
Join us for an evening of live painting, refreshments and fun with LG artist Rebecca Green! She’ll be sharing some words about her process as well as painting live with time for questions and discussion. Rebecca will also have some recent pieces available for sale only during this event!
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JUNE 27 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas Location
Saturday June 27th, 2015, 5-8pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on June 27th, join us in Douglas for a second reception for “Everyone in the Pool”
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JUNE 6 | EVERYONE IN THE POOL

Douglas Location
Exhibition running through June 28th, 2015
Come out and view artworks in this group exhibition including Amanda Coleman, Christy DeHoog, Missy Morrow, Michael Schaeffer, Judith Tummino and more!
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MAY 3 | UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES

Grand Rapids Location
Sunday May 3rd, 2015, 3:00p.m.

The final show of this season's Underground Concert Series will set stage the first Sunday in May, with Chicago bassist Harrison Bankhead’s Quartet featuring saxophonists Mars Williams and Edward Wilkerson, Jr.; plus drummer Avreeayl Ra
LaFontsee Galleries and AdventureMusic.org present a new series of improvised jazz concerts called "The Underground Concert Series". Join us for this exciting revival of the 1990's 'Underground Concert Series' that took place at our previous "Underground Studio" location
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APRIL 25 | MADE IN MICHIGAN DAY

Grand Rapids Location
Saturday April 25th, 2015, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Join us at our Grand Rapids location where we will be literally "making" in Michigan, featuring live painting with local artist Missy Morrow, live jewelry making with Rosemary Mifsud and Sue Van Dame, and more
Come celebrate Michigan and all it has to offer by exploring the amazing businesses around East Hills!
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MARCH 26 | LOOKIE HERE

Grand Rapids Location
running through April, 2015
Lookie Here  [loo k-ee  heer]  verb - listen to what I have to say next, because it is something that you were unware of or had previously been ignoring
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MARCH 22 | UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES

Grand Rapids Location
Sunday March 22nd, 2015, 3:00p.m.

Charlie Kohlhase's Chicago Explorers Club featuring the Boston/Cambridge area leader Charlie Kohlhase on alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; James Falzone, clarinet; Aaron Darrell, bass; Tim Daisy, drums; and Russ Johnson, trumpet
LaFontsee Galleries and AdventureMusic.org present a new series of improvised jazz concerts called "The Underground Concert Series". Join us for this exciting revival of the 1990's 'Underground Concert Series' that took place at our previous "Underground Studio" location
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FEBRUARY 15 | UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES

Grand Rapids Location
Sunday February 15th, 2015, 3:00p.m.

Composer Steve Talaga has arranged music for a jazz quintet and string quartet to accompany poet Linda Nemec Foster, as she reads from her chapbook “Contemplating the Heavens”.
LaFontsee Galleries and AdventureMusic.org present a new series of improvised jazz concerts called "The Underground Concert Series". Join us for this exciting revival of the 1990's 'Underground Concert Series' that took place at our previous "Underground Studio" location.
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DECEMBER 4 | UPTOWN HOLIDAY SHOP HOP 2014

Grand Rapids Location
Thursday Dec 4th, 2014, Shuttles Run 4:00-10:00pm
Like Shopping? You’ll love Uptown Holiday Shop Hop!
Visit LaFontsee Galleries during Shop Hop and browse through our urban craft boutique.
FREE parking in our large parking lot, and the FREE shuttle service stops here. You’ll find discounts and promotions at shops throughout East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street & East Fulton.

NOVEMBER 7 | ANNUAL FALL CELEBRATION

Grand Rapids Location
running through the 2014 Holiday Season
Join us at our Grand Rapids location and catch a sneak peek of the vibrant art season to come.
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OCTOBER 11 | MODERN TWIST

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through November 15th, 2014
Come out and join us for “Modern Twist”, the final show of our 2014 Douglas season.
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SEPTEMBER 6 | URBAN/RURAL, MICHIGAN OUTLOOK

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through October 4th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “URBAN/RURAL, Michigan Outlook”, a collection of works highlighting Michigan’s diversity, depicted by a group of enormously talented local artists.
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2013-2014 Season:

AUGUST 9 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
Saturday August 9th, 2014, 5:00-8:00pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on that day, join us in our Douglas gallery for a “Slightly Obsessive II” reception.

AUGUST 2 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE II

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through August 30th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “Slightly Obsessive II”
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JULY 19 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
Saturday July 19th, 2014, 5:00-8:00pm
Hop on the trolley & explore Fine Art Galleries of Douglas and Saugatuck!
Also on that day, join us in our Douglas gallery for an "Unusual Suspects" reception.

JUNE 28 | UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through July 26th, 2014
Join us in Douglas for “Unusual Suspects” and view a collection of diverse figurative works just aching to tell you their story.
Len Cowgill, Charles Dwyer, Tyler Hildebrand, Shelly Klein, Jill Lareaux, Pam Moxley, Tony Roko and more.
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MAY 17 | HOP SKIP & A JUMP

NEW DOUGLAS LOCATION, please see map
running through June 21st, 2014
Join us in Douglas to celebrate our new location, just across Blue Star Hwy. Artwork by all the artists you know and a few new faces.
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MARCH 7 | OUT OF THE POLAR VORTEX

Grand Rapids, MI - Running through April 11th, 2014
View a selection of pieces artists have created over the winter season.
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DECEMBER 5 | UPTOWN HOLIDAY SHOP HOP 2013

Grand Rapids, MI - Thursday Dec 5th, 2013, Shuttles Run 4:00-10:00pm - Gallery Open Until 9:00pm
Like Shopping? You’ll love Uptown Holiday Shop Hop!
Visit LaFontsee Galleries during Shop Hop and browse through our urban craft boutique for that perfect gift for him, her, or you! LaFontsee Galleries is offering 40% off framed posters,
FREE parking in our large parking lot, and the FREE shuttle service stops here. You’ll find discounts and promotions at shops throughout East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street & East Fulton.

NOVEMBER 8 | ANNUAL FALL CELEBRATION

Grand Rapids, MI - Running through the 2013 Holiday Season
We celebrated a new location, we celebrated 25 years, now we are... just celebrating! Join LaFontsee Galleries for their Annual Fall Celebration, meet the artists and catch a sneak peek of the vibrant art season to come.
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SEPTEMBER 7 | NEW WORK

Douglas, MI - Running through Oct 6th, 2013
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2012-2013 Season:

AUGUST 3 | ON COMMON GROUND + JAZZ

Douglas, MI - running through September 1st, 2013
Opening Reception for “On Common Ground” exhibition from 5-8pm, and
"Art and all that Jazz", live jazz music by “Paschke Trio” from 6-8
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AUGUST 10 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas, MI - Saturday August 10th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!

JULY 6 | SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE

Douglas, MI - running through July 28th, 2013
Features exceptional artworks by artists that are totally immersed in their craft, come and view works by Joel Berry, Michele Bosak, David Huang,
Linda LaFontsee, Len Cowgill, Maureen Nollette, and more.
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JULY 20 | TASTE OF ART TOUR

Douglas, MI - Saturday July 20th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!

JUNE 8 | WIDE VIEW

Douglas, MI - running through June 30th, 2013
LaFontsee Galleries presents “Wide View” an exhibition of new works from a mix of long term gallery artists and fresh faces.
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JUNE 29 | TASTE OF ART TOUR + LIVE PAINT DEMO

Douglas, MI - Saturday June 29th, 5:00-8:00pm
Visit our Douglas Gallery, then hop on a trolley & explore the Fine Art Galleries of Douglas & Saugatuck!
Local artist Megan Klco will be painting live at our Douglas Gallery throughout the event.

MAY 3 | REVEAL/CONCEAL

Douglas, MI - running through June 2nd, 2013
First Exhibition of the season at our Douglas location.
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JUSTIN KELLNER - SOLO

Grand Rapids, MI - running through May 24th, 2013
Justin Kellner is an Artist on Fire. Quickly making a name for himself, winning 5 awards in 2011-2012 alone, selected to show in over 50 exhibitions at his young age. His first solo show at LaFontsee Galleries will display a diverse collection of his current paintings.
Click Here to view photos from the Opening Reception event.

LIVE PAINTING EVENT - JUSTIN KELLNER

Grand Rapids, MI - Saturday May 11th, 2013, 12:00-3:00pm
Meet the artist - Justin Kellner, painting live at LaFontsee Galleries
Watch this award winning artist at work and enjoy a stroll around the gallery where his solo exhibition will be on display.
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IN RETROSPECT

Grand Rapids, MI - running through March 23rd, 2013
Exceptional Artworks by one of Grand Rapid’s favorite artists - James Karsina.  LaFontsee Galleries will exhibit artworks new and old, from delicate drawings on paper to bold acrylics on canvas.
Click Here to view photos from the Opening Reception event.

GO FIGURE

Grand Rapids, MI - running through February 16th, 2013
Join us and “Go Figure”- exhibition exploring use, absence, or suggestion of the figure. View works by Rachael Van Dyke, Rebecca Green, Len Cowgill, Mary Sebastian, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Paul Varga and more.

UPTOWN HOLIDAY SHOP HOP 2012

Grand Rapids, MI - Thurs Dec 6th, 2012, 4:00-10:00pm
Like Shopping? You’ll love Uptown Holiday Shop Hop! Free shuttle service stops here @ LaFontsee Galleries. Parking is FREE, plenty of space available! We have 1,000+ Readymade Frames up to 80% off, discounts on Boutique Gifts, and Small Works - Give the Gift of Art! You’ll find discounts and promotions at shops throughout East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street & East Fulton.

GALA EVENT :: LAFONTSEE GALLERIES TURNS 25!

Grand Rapids, MI - running through November 30th, 2012
Representing 70+ local, national and international artists, full service framing and Gift Boutique. Come out and Celebrate a quarter-century of art with us, you won’t want to miss this exhibition!

"ARTSPACE 20 x 20" PREMIER EVENT

Grand Rapids, MI - Opening Reception Thursday Sept 27th, 2012 5:00-8:00pm.
Exhibiting “Decoration” by artist Saul Gray Hildenbrand, this twenty foot by twenty foot area is a revolving exhibition space for public artists, no affiliation with the gallery required. For more info about this event or “ARTSPACE 20 x 20”, contact the gallery 616-451-9820.

 

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Douglas Event Series 2012:

Exhibition Opening in Douglas

Douglas, MI - running through November 4th, 2012
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Color Context

Douglas, MI - running through Sept 28th, 2012
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Douglas Wine Stroll

Douglas, MI - Saturday Sept 8th 6:00-8:00pm.
Wine & Art a Great Pair! Join LaFontsee Galleries and several local businesses in annual wine stroll.

Click Here for more info, or call us at 616-451-9820.

The Power of Pattern

Douglas, MI - running through August 24th, 2012
Summer Gallery Series - "The Power of Pattern"
Come view artworks by a group of outstanding local and national artists.

Live Painting Event

Douglas, MI - Saturday August 11th, 2012 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Missy Morrow live painting demo at LaFontsee Galleries Douglas location.

Fresh Squeezed & Locally Grown

Douglas, MI - running through July 20th, 2012
Summer Gallery Series - “Fresh Squeezed & Locally Grown”
New work from long standing local artists Renee Hartig, Christy DeHoog, Elizabeth Mayville and more.

Art and All That Jazz

Douglas, MI - Saturday July 14th, 2012 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Summer Gallery Series - “Art and All That Jazz”. Outstanding local artist Justin Kellner - live painting demo 3-8pm.
Nationally acclaimed vocalist Edye Evans Hyde & Jazz trio live performance - 6:00-8:00pm.

First Summer Event in Douglas - Art Opening

Douglas, MI - running through June 7th, 2012

Summer Gallery Series - Come Out and Celebrate!
First Summer Exhibition of the season at our Lakeshore location on Lake Michigan's Art Coast - Douglas, MI.
Click here for more info: http://www.lafontsee.us/eblasts/douglas-april-2012.html

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2011-2012 Season:

Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

December 1st - December 31st, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Grand Rapids Location
5th Annual exhibition of original works suitable for gift-giving. We’re showcasing art works of all genre and in all media — from realistic to abstract, landscape to whimsical, paintings to sculpture — all in small or miniature sizes.

"Come Out and Play!" First Exhibition in New Lake Drive Location

October 27th - November 25th, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Grand Rapids Location
We invite you to join us in celebrating our FIRST EXHIBITION in the new digs: “Come out and Play!” Artworks by a slew of very talented artists including: James Karsina, David Huang, Christy DeHoog, Carl Forslund, Pam Moxley, Carolyn Fehsenfeld, Michael Schaeffer, Paul Varga, Rick Stevens & many more.

Douglas Exhibition Opening

October 7th - November 20th, 2011
LaFontsee Galleries - Douglas Location
Featuring the Artwork of: Christy DeHoog • David Zylstra • Lisa Kowalski • Michael Schaeffer • Rick Stevens • Pam Moxley • Len Cowgill • and more!


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2009-2010 Season:

Children Make Art for Children

February 19 — Present

Children Make Art for Children opened February 19 at LaFontsee Galleries with a reception from 5:00 to 8:30, and features an array of colorful, imaginative artwork created by local kids for the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The reception is an ideal event for the whole family to attend.  Children are encouraged to discover artwork in fun, new ways and to express their inventive ideas, crafting their own art piece as part of a collaborative paper project.  Tasty finger-foods will be readily available to recharge creative juices or to relax and enjoy while wandering about the gallery.

Children and their families are invited to participate in the growing artistic collaboration with LaFontsee Galleries and Spectrum Health, and which already includes contributions from organizations such as Very Special Arts, Cook Arts Center, Alward Elementary School, as well as artwork completed on Family Day at Celebration on the Grand last summer.

Children Make Art for Children will run from 19 February through April 30 and kicks off a two month art-making extravaganza at LaFontsee Galleries and various other locations throughout Michigan.  Visit www.lafontsee.us for up-to-date information


Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

December 4, 2009 — January 15, 2010

Our annual winter exhibition of original artworks suitable for gift-giving. Opening reception was held on December 4, 2009 from 5—9 pm.

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2008—2009 Season

US/LG PRIME

September 21st — October 30th, 2009

Sizzling Summer Exhibition

CLINTON — FORSLUND — McCLEARY — POPE — TOLSMA HARLOW — AND MORE!
July 1st — August 20th, 2009

Re:Fresh

Winter Work Bears Spring Fruit 
DEHOOG — LAFONTSEE — SCHAEFFER 
May 5th — June 24th, 2009 

Three Women - Three Ways

FEHSENFELD — HARTIG — HEULE
March 13th — April 24th, 2009
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, March 13th, 5:00 — 8:30 pm 
Meet the Artists and View Additional Work: Saturday, March 14th, 11:00 am —– 1:00 pm 

Good News: New Goods

JAMES KARSINA
January 23rd — March 4th, 2009
Opening reception with the artist: Friday, January 23rd, 5 pm — 8:30 pm
Meet the artist and view additional work: Saturday, January 24th, 11 am — 1 pm

Small Works by Enormously Talented Artists

Our annual winter exhibition of original artworks suitable for gift-giving 
November 21 — December 31, 2008

Coming to a New Beginning

DIETRICH KLINGE 
October 3 — November 14, 2008
Reception with Dietrich Klinge: Friday, October 3, 5:00 - 8:30pm 
Meet Dietrich: Saturday, October 4, 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Lovin' Summer

An exhibition of original work by local artists 
August 29 — September 26, 2008

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2007—2008 Season

PERIPHERAL VISION

CHRISTINA HAHN, CLAY STAUFFER 
May 16 - June 27 
Reception: May 16, 5:00 - 8:30pm

MORE OR LESS

LINDA LAFONTSEE, MICHAEL SCHAEFFER 
April 4 - May 9 
Reception: April 4, 5:00 - 8:30pm

NEW ARTISTS - FRESH LOOK, WORK, VIEW

RENEE HARTIG, ANDREW NEAR, JENNIFER POPE
February 22 - March 28
Reception: February 22, 5:00 - 8:30pm

LUMINOSITY: FEHSENFELD & HUANG

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, DAVID HUANG 
January 11 - February 15 
Reception: January 11, 5:00 - 8:30pm

MINIATURE WORK BY ENORMOUSLY TALENTED ARTISTS

VARIOUS GALLERY ARTISTS 
December 7 - January 4 
Reception: December 7, 5:00 - 8:30pm

PUTTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER FOR 20 YEARS

GALA CELEBRATING ARTISTS 
October 26 - November 30 
Reception: October 26, 5:00 - 8:30pm

CELEBRATING CYRIL LIXENBERG!

CYRIL LIXENBERG 
September 14 - October 19 
Meet the Artist and Reception: September 14, 2-7pm 

2007 SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE

GIFT SHOP CLEAR OUT! 
September 7 - 8 
Gift Shop, Frame Shop, and Gallery Blow Out Sale!

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2006—2007 Season

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TOM CLINTON, CHRISTY DEHOOG, LISA KOWALSKI, LINDA LAFONTSEE, JEREMY NEWMAN & ALISON CIANCIBELLI 
May 18 - June 29 
Reception: May 18, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, May 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2007 - c

ANDY KRINO, NELA SOLOMON, JUDITH TUMMINO 
April 6 - May 11 
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

2007 - b

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, CHRISTINA HAHN, BARBARA McCLEARY
February 23 - March 31 
Reception: February 23, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artsists: Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

2007 - a

MICHAEL ALDERSON, SAUL GRAY-HILDENBRAND, SHELLY KLEIN, GEORGE PETERSON 
January 12 - February 16 
Reception: January 12, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Meet the Artists: Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

"DUCK, DUCK, BOX" BOX SHOW

COLLECTION OF GALLERY ARTISTS
Box Show to benefit Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids 
December 1, 5:00 - 8:30 
* December 4 - January 5 will feature new work by gallery artists

KARSINA

JAMES KARSINA 
October 20 - November 24 
Reception: October 20, 5:00 - 8:30pm

VESSELS - Show at Frederik Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park

DAVID HUANG 
September 29 - December 31 
Artist Demonstration: Tuesday, October 24, 7pm 
Meet the Artist: Tuesday, November 7, 7 -9pm 

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2005—2006 Season

FIVE

TOM CLINTON, CHRISTY DEHOOG, LINDSAY FEUER, LISA KOWALSKI, JENNIFER MCCURDY
March 31- May 5
Reception: March 31, 5:00 - 8:30pm

FOUR

NATALIE BLAKE, LINDA LAFONTSEE, JULIE MOORE
February 17 - March 24
Reception: February 17, 5:00 - 8:30pm

THREE

JEREMY NEWMAN, MICHAEL SCHAEFFER, FREDERICK WARREN
January 6- February 10
Reception: January 6, 5:00 - 8:30pm

TWO

DAVID HUANG, NELA SOLOMON, JUDITH TUMMINO, HOLLY WALLACE
December 2 - December 30
Reception: December 2, 5:00 - 8:30pm

ONE

ANDREW KRINO, BROOKE MARKS-SWANSON, GEORGE PETERSON
October 21 - November 25
Reception: October 21, 5:00 - 8:30pm

CONVERGENCE

JIYOUNG CHUNG, CHUNGHIE LEE 
June 28 - July 28

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2004—2005 Season

APRIL FOOLS

Paintings or Prints? - April 1 - May 6

OBJECTIVE . NONOBJECTIVE - February 18 - March 25

LAWRENCE MATHIS, RICK STEVENS

BRUSHWORKS - January 7 - February 11

CAROLYN FEHSENFELD, JAMES KARSINA

OUTLOOK - November 19 - December 31

CHRISTINA HAHN, BARBARA McCLEARY, JUDITH TUMMINO

TACTILE SURFACES - October 8 - November 12

TOM CLINTON, DAVID HUANG, LINDA LAFONTSEE, BRIGITTE RIESEBRODT