Welcome to Local Color Gallery

In 1984 sisters, Jennifer and Rita were selling Rita’s pottery at different stores on consignment when they discovered a new business that was about to open called Barton Street Company. The owner, Judy, was looking for someone to rent the second floor and begin a business. Local Color was born. Local Color consisted of not just Rita’s art work but the work of other local artisans. After approximately 18 months Judy decided to sell Barton Street Company and move on.

After searching for a new location, in April of 1986 Jennifer and Rita bought an old factory in Union Pier. They rehabbed the building themselves, after teaching school each day and on the weekends. Local Color Gallery soon had a new home. In the beginning it was a little lonely in Union Pier. There were not many other businesses in the area at that time. But now Local Color Gallery is only one of the old favorites along the Red Arrow Highway.

Today this bright and colorful gallery displays the work of over 90 artists, many of them local. At Local Color Gallery you will find paintings, fine crafts, jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography, sculpture, glass art and more. The art work ranges from the very contemporary to the delightfully whimsical, and the prices range from very affordable to an artistic investment.



Latest News:

Art Attack 2017
April 28, 29, & 30
Art Attack is one of the Midwest’s most eclectic interactive celebrations of “All that is Art”. There is no better time to be in Harbor Country. Escape to our Southwestern Michigan lakeside resort for a weekend showcase full of gallery receptions, artist’s workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, theater, music, food and an overall great time! We offer a rich palette of artistic activity for your creative pleasure.


Soon you will be able to go to the events page to see what wonderful events Local Color Gallery will be hosting during the Twenty-fourth Annual Art Attack.


Local Color Gallery is open daily at the crack of noon until five pm.