Special Events

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

The Reception Gallery showcases a variety of art from local and regional artists. Admission is FREE and exhibits change on a regular basis—see below for information on our latest exhibit. Selected pieces available for purchase.

Exhibit at the Reception Gallery in the Frauenthal Center.

The Reception Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Hilt Building within the Frauenthal Center.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm with extended hours on show nights.

For more information contact Eric Messing 231.332.4135 


July – August

John Leben’s “Silent Stairways” Series is about nostalgia. It’s about those long summer days you stayed in that house on the beach and those long treks up and down the stairs. It was a chore… those stairs… but it was worth it to enjoy endless days in the clear clean waters of Lake Michigan and wiggle your toes in the warm sands of the beach. Leben paints digitally. When he finishes a painting in his computer, he uses it as a printing plate for producing archival-quality limited edition prints.

Leben is the owner of the LebenArt Gallery at 23 Center Street in downtown Douglas, Michigan. The gallery specializes in the hot new medium of digital art and features digital artists from all over the country, including the work of John Leben. The LebenArt Gallery is one of seven fine art galleries in this small town across the river from Saugatuck, all within walking distance of each other on Center Street, the town’s main drag.

Stacy Niedzwiecki of Rockford, Michigan has been involved in digital photography for approximately 15 years, but her art and graphic design career has traversed nearly three decades. Her areas of expertise are reflected in a portfolio of logos, brochures, fliers, advertisements, newsletters and event promotion materials. In addition to traditional design projects, she also serves as webmaster and social media manager for a number of organizations, offering innovative solutions for a wide variety of clients.Fascinated with nature’s beauty, Stacy’s talents eventually found their way through the camera lens, netting awards in multiple regional, national and international competitions. While she is particularly drawn to the beauty found within our own state of Michigan, her body of work also includes scenes from her travels throughout the United States and Canada. This includes landscapes, waterscapes, flowers, farms, wildlife, abstracts, portraiture and more, reproduced on an assortment of materials and surfaces.