Sleeping Bear Gallery

Sleeping Bear Gallery owner Heather Caverly hopes to bring an artist colony to Empire. Caverly purchased the Empire Clipper Building across Front Street from the Village Office in January and, together with curator Becky Willis, she aims to turn it into a haven that features artists in residence, demonstrations and lectures and, of course, displays of unique art including metals, wood, glass, fibers, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography. Caverly and her husband Mark live in the newly renovated area behind the gallery, and Willis occupies the apartment upstairs.

Contact information:

10085 W. Front St., Empire … (231) 326-2278 …

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Sleeping Bear Gallery is located in the historic Empire Clipper Building, just a stones throw from Lake Michigan Beach Park, in the heart of the award winning Sleeping Bear Dunes. Enjoy a collective of unique art including Metals, Wood, Glass, Fiber, Painting, Sculptures, Ceramics, and Photography. SBG is an interactive gallery with guest lectures from featured artists to live demos from Glassblowers, Blacksmiths, Jewelers and more!