First Friday Reception May 3

The Opening Reception for SE7EN 4 MAY 19 is on Friday, May 3, 2019
from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the Walburg Gallery

Michael Pfleghaar


MICHAEL PFLEGHAAR, an award-winning MFA painter from Grand Rapids, will be showing abstract paintings inspired by the streets of Detroit.   Also showing are Holly Sturges, Judith Tommino, Deborah Bowen,  Kristi Vissor, Colleen Rockey and Jacqueline Helder.



“Click & Brush” Opens April 5

April artists bring color and subtlety to spring. Everyone loves “our Lake”, so come and see

the beach photography of Summer Osborn.

Summer Osborn

Leslie Victor’s photos are ethereal nature visions in subtle tones.


Richard Johnson does enamel “fling” paintings in bright shining abstracts.


And Geof Eroe does colorful watercolors of street scapes and still life works. 

another Geof

Join us and see what’s new.

Holiday Gifts of Art


Gallery Uptown Holiday Art Show
November 21 to December 29
First Friday Reception: December 7, 2018   5:30-8 p.m.

Delight your friends and family this holiday season with a gift from Gallery Uptown’s Holiday Art Show. Over 25 artists will display works of art for home and hearth–from wooden lanterns to leather works, from paintings to ceramics, from candles to holiday decorations!

First Friday-John McDonald and Friends at Gallery Uptown, November 2nd 5:30-8pm

Join us for

“John McDonald and Friends”
Friday, November 2nd at Gallery Uptown!

Oil by John McDonald

Jon McDonald, Matt Schenk, and Nancy Hart, who are faculty in the Illustration Program at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI come together with their students and Lee S. Brown for this November show. The great tradition of imparting and receiving knowledge continues as “Jon McDonald and Friends” show us how it’s done.

Opening Reception

Friday, November 2nd from 5:30 – 8pm
Artists’ Talk – 7pm
Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave., Grand Haven

The exhibit runs through the end of November.
Gallery Uptown Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5
Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460.

“Four ❌ Four❌ Four” Art Exhibit at Gallery Uptown

 “Four X Four X Four is four artists, four media and four styles. The participating artists are Chris Brown, Ken Widing, Glenda VanRaalte and Helen Percy Lystra. The “Four x Four x Four” exhibit runs through the end of October.

Opening Reception

Friday, October 5th from 5:30 – 8pm
Artists’ Talk – 7pm
Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington Ave., Grand Haven

Gallery Uptown Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5
Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460.

” Will You Barter Your Pain for The Beauty That’s Denied You”
by Ken Widing

“Art Beneath the Bark” opens August 10 at Gallery Uptown

“Art Beneath the Bark” will feature new work by Doug Brinks, Mary Lanka, and Catherine McClung, as well as by guest artists Ron Campbell, Darrell De Ruiter, Charles Fuentes, Jeff Grill, Steve Loar, Mike McClung, Tom Sampson, and Mary Sundstrom.
The opening reception  will be August 10, from 5:30- 8  (one week later than usual due to Coast Guard Festival.) The exhibit run through September 1, 2018.

For more information: Art Beneath the Bark

Art Beneath the Bark 2018 poster

October Curiosities at Gallery Uptown Opens this Friday, October 6

October 2017 FBbannerDon’t miss Gallery Uptown First Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm

You’ll find quirky, amusing, amazing works of art that will wonder and delight! Come and enjoy light refreshments and wine, stroll the art work and spend some time pondering our curiosities! ARTISTS: CHIP VANDERWIER, MARIE MARFIA, KRIS CAMPAU, SUZANNE MOYNIHAN, DAVID LANCASHIRE AND RAIN PLATTNER

Contact Gallery Uptown for more information @ (616) 846-5460


Art Beneath the Bark at Gallery Uptown Opening September 1, 2017


It is time for the annual Art Beneath the Bark at Gallery Uptown,  a show of cotton fabrics, wood workings, and wooded scenes.

There will be quilts by Lana and Ron Campbell, watercolors of Catherine McClung, wood working andwood turning pieces from  Steve Lohr, Doug Brinks, Tom Sampson, Jeff Grill, and Mike McClung.
Gallery Uptown is located at 201 Washington Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan.
The show runs from August 30 – September 30, 2017.GU Poster 2017 for email invitation JEPG
The public is invited to attend this free event.

“Musings in Paint and Stone” opens Friday, July 7, 2017 at Gallery Uptown

Reception at Gallery Uptown Friday, July 7, 2017 5:30-8:00pm

“Musings in Paint and Stone” opens at Gallery Uptown Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:30-8pm. Enjoy wine and horse d’oeuvres as artists Maggie Bandstra,  Marlan Cotner, Jackie Helder and Brian Meuser talk about their work.

The public is invited to attend this free event. The show runs from July 1 – 31, 2017.

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“INTIMATELY PUBLIC” opens Friday, June 2, 2017 at Gallery Uptown

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Announcing the opening reception of recent works by four friends:


When: Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:30 -8:00pm  Gallery talk at 7:00 pm

Where: Gallery Uptown, 201 Washington St, Grand Haven, MI. 616-846-5460

Please join us on the first Friday of June, June 2nd, for the opening of this exhibit of recent works by featured artists:

Margaret Benefiel, Adam Dahlstrom, Jan McLaughlin, and Sandy Meyer. Come and enjoy seeing more than 40 works recently created.

Ask questions of the artists, they love to talk about the struggles to get to the finished work of art. Open to the public. This is a Free event.