Artist/gallery owner Ruth Conklin showcases her work alongside art and handcrafted pieces by more than a hundred American artisans.

Nestled in the Sleeping Bear village of glorious Glen Arbor, the Ruth Conklin Gallery has been bridging the gap between the natural beauty of the shores of Lake Michigan and the sophisticated, artistic interpretation of the area for more than 25 years.

The Ruth Conklin Gallery Showcases the works of talented Michigan and nationally known artists such as Matt & Lisa Claflin, Leonard Fieber, Louise Hopson, Kristen Jongen, Matt Joppich, Krys Lieffers, Al Rollings, Leif Spörck, Dianne Wakefield, Hanni Yothers, Tom Edwards, Golden, Colorado, Sarah Grant of Des Moines, Iowa, Amy Hardacre of Ohio, Renee Hickman from Portland, Oregon, Prentice Hicks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jennifer Nielsen of Maine, and Daphna Simon of New York.

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For over 25 years the Ruth Conklin Gallery, nestled in the beautiful village of Glen Arbor, Michigan, has brought the natural beauty of the shores of Lake Michigan to life through exquisite artwork and handcrafted pieces created by over one hundred talented artists. Owner Ruth Conklin – an accomplished artist herself – delights in exploring, capturing and exhibiting the essence of the northern Michigan lifestyle in her gallery.

We warmly invite you to peruse this site and discover the depth of Ruth’s longtime passion, from the rolling sands of the Sleeping Bear dunes, a local favorite, to breathtaking Lake Michigan sunsets and majestic white pines. Enjoy!

Please feel free to contact the gallery directly if you see an item that rekindles your own special northern Michigan experience. We’re happy to be of assistance!



Jane Muer - Hanging Driftwood Sculpture
What's New at the Gallery this Year?

The showrooms and jewelry cases are once again filled with wonderful work from talented local artists! There are tried & true favorites, as well as many new discoveries. We have put together but a mere sampling of their creativity to give you a sneak peek, but please make it a point this season to visit Ruth Conklin Gallery often!

Jane Muer ~ Driftwood & Stone Sculptures and Wearable Art

Jane Muer - Driftwood Sculpture NecklaceJane Muer - Driftwood Sculpture Necklace


Meg Staley ~ Free Flowing & Comfortable Fashion

Meg Staley ~ Free Flowing & Comfortable FashionMeg Staley ~ Free Flowing & Comfortable FashionMeg Staley ~ Free Flowing & Comfortable Fashion


Gail Hiller ~ Feel the North Plates & Pottery

Gail Hiller ~ Feel the North Plates & PotteryGail Hiller ~ Feel the North Plates & PotteryGail Hiller ~ Feel the North Plates & Pottery


Shelly Drews - Goin’ Fishin’?
Shelly Drews ~ Wooden Fish Designs
New for 2017!

New for 2017 ~ Sincerely, Sticks

Sincerely, Sticks is the newest product offering from Sticks Object Art and Furniture Company. Every Sincerely, Sticks piece is artisan printed, pulling designs directly from handmade originals. Manufactured in Sticks’ award winning studio in Des Moines, IA, these printed products reflect the recognizable aesthetic of Sticks handmade originals, but at a lower price point. Sincerely, Sticks brings accessible design without sacrificing quality while continually adding new designs and products in an ever evolving catalog.







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Ruth Conklin Gallery
6632 M-109 | POB 343 | Glen Arbor, MI 49636
ph: 231-334-3880 | fx: 231-334-3335
Open Daily May 1 to October 31

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