Gallery Tour in Leelanau Country

This scenic, serene peninsula is a haven for artists and art lovers. If there’s room in your backseat for a fine-art souvenir when you’re out roaming, may we suggest these galleries:

Benjamin Maier Ceramics

Wood-and-soda-fired teapots, casseroles and other functional fine art pottery. 102 N. Main St., Leland, 231-590-1084, benjaminmaier.com

Brenda J. Clark Gallery

Vibrant expressionist Leelanau landscapes. 110 N. Lake St., 231-256-0026, brendajclark.com

Brisling Pottery

Karl Sporck sells rustic platters, piggy banks and dog dishes by the honor system from this tiny cedar shake shed. Stop in the shed next door for his son Leif Sporck’s tile art. 8925 E. Duck Lake Rd., Suttons Bay, 231-271-3892

By the Bight

Sculpture, jewelry boxes, and more at a sweet little bend in the road. 12271 E. Woolsey Lake Rd., Northport, 231-218-9976, bythebight.com

Joppich’s Bay Street Gallery

Showcases the work of 50 Michigan artists including paintings, sculpture, photography, fine art, crafts and wearable art. Joppich's Bay Street Gallery, 109 Bay St. Northport, 231-386-7428

Lake Street Studios

Arts and Crafts style tile and metalwork and a weekly one-person art shows in the summer. 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, 231-334-3179, lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com

Main Street Gallery

Look for the landmark giraffe sculptures on the front lawn; Tobin Sprout’s photo-realist paintings, Al Rollings’ driftwood sculpture and more inside. 307 S. Main St., Leland, 231-256-7798, mainstreetgalleryleland.com

Michigan Artists Gallery

Jesse Hickman’s funky sculpture, Meredith Krell’s cheeky linoleum prints, Dan Oberschulte’s moody oil paintings and more Mitten talent. 309 N. St. Joseph's, Suttons Bay, 231-271-4922, michiganartistsgallery.com

Ruth Conklin Gallery

Her 6-by-6-inch Leelanau landscapes are charming, provocative mementos. 6632 M-109, Glen Arbor, 231-334-3880, ruthconklingallery.com

Suttons Bay Galleries

Museum quality engravings, lithographs, bird and botanical prints, and more. 102 Jefferson St., Suttons Bay, 231-271-4444, suttonsbaygalleries.com

Synchronicity Gallery

Contemporary gallery in the trees, home to fine art landscapes and sculpture. 6671 Western Ave., Glen Arbor, 231-334-4732, synchronicitygallery.com

Tamarack Craftsman Gallery

A whitewashed historic storefront with a handpicked assortment of witty sculpture, folk and outsider art, soul-stirring painting, functional art and jewelry. 5039 N.W. Bay Shore drive, Omena, 231-386-5529, tamarackartgallery.com

Treeline Gallery

A serene spot steps from the bay for fine art in oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor works. 103 E. Jefferson St., Suttons Bay, 231-272-4979, treeline-gallery.com

Wright Gallery

Vintage false-front building is home to solo and group exhibitions of abstract and representational artists June through October. 210 Mill St., Northport, 231-386-7445, wrightartgallery.com

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