J. Petter Galleries

Fine Art. Fine Wine.

Welcome to the Historic River Guild Gallery Center and home of J. Petter Galleries.  The Galleries are the combined Petter Art Gallery and Petter Wine Gallery.  We are an unusual find for art enthusiasts, collectors, and designers, plus a beautiful destination for wine lovers.

Gallery Features

1000+

Artworks Available

12,500 sq ft

Gallery Space

400+

Wine Varieties


About J. Petter Galleries

J. Petter Galleries is located in a unique 12,500 square foot fine art gallery building that first housed area artists in the 1930s.  It was reintroduced as the Joyce Petter Gallery in 1993. The Art Gallery now features an eclectic collection of fine paintings, sculpture, glass, and more. The galleries are also home to Petter Wine Gallery where you’ll find boutique wines and artful foods at both the wine/small plates bar and wine shop. The Wine Bar/Shop is also known for its private collection of unique cheeses and hand poured chocolates. Of course, you may walk the galleries with a glass from our wine bar. 

Michigan Blue: Michigan's Lakestyle Magazine Article:

Virtual Gallery Walk-through





Featured Gallery Artists

Looking for someone or *something* specific? Browse through our artists currently showing in the gallery space.



Wine gallery amenities

Sip by the taste or by the pour at our very own wine bar. Enjoy a glass as you browse through our collection of exclusive wines imported from all over the world and from right next door. 


Meet The Team

Say hello to our multi-talented team! You may find us behind the bar, moving art, or engaging with customers. We love to make J. Petter Galleries  fun, inviting, and cozy. 

Our Team

Juli  
Owner, Director, Lover of Fine Art and Fine Wine


Matt 
Resident Artist, Framing Atelier,  Wine Buyer & Wine Shop Manager, Foodie.


Kim 
Potter, Gallery Consultant Gallery Sales AssociateWearer of Many Hats


Nicole 
Gallery Operations Manager, Artist.




Lesley 
Painter, Art/Wine Enthusiast, Gallery Sales Associate 


Carolyn  
Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Associate, Gallery Sales Associate 



Customer Testimonials

If folks think they have to drive to the big city for quality art and quality wine–they are mistaken. They should visit J. Petter Galleries. This place is a gem. Whenever we have out of town guests we bring them to see this gallery. 

George, Local 

BLUE contributor Alexandra Fluegel discovered one well-known gallery that now gives the art of winemaking a place alongside, J. Petter Art & Wine Gallery in Saugatuck. 'There is something about the finer things in life,' owner Juli Petter said. Michigan BLUE considers all the special qualities of this Great Lakes State to be 'the finer points of lie.'

Carole Valade, Editor, Michigan BLUE Magazine

It is always a must stop. It has such a variety of unique things that you can't find elsewhere.

Karen, Local

Contact Us

Whether you're just in the neighborhood or would like to get more information on our current wine and art, we would love to hear from you! Walk-ins are encouraged (and we hope you stop by), but our hours of operation fluctuate with the seasons. The best way to reach us for specific questions is by phone or email.

Address

161 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406

Autumn Hours:

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm 

Monday: 12am - 6pm

Tuesday: 12am - 6pm

Wednesday: 12am - 6pm

Thursday: 12am - 6pm

Friday: 11am - 6pm

Saturday: 11am - 7pm