August 5: Ludington Art and Architecture
The Hamlin Lake Art Colony is located a few miles north of Ludington, an old port city on Lake Michigan. The town of 8,000 is the home of SS Badger, which transports vehicles and people across the lake to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In cuteness, Ludington doesn’t rival nearby Pentwater, or Grand Haven, or Saugatuck, but it has a healthy art scene. The Red Door Gallery (www.ludingtonreddoor.com) shows fascinating art, some of it of regional flavor, highlighted by the ceramics and sculpture of its owners, Nathan Grubich and Amanda St. Hilaire-Grubich. The gallery is located on the main street in town, just a block from the famous House of Flavors. A few blocks east is the gallery of accomplished photographers Brad and Todd Reed. About four blocks north on William street is a new house constructed in the minimalist modern style.
In our travels around town, most notably to the Memorial Medical Center, which support the arts in the community, we made these images to highlight art and architecture that we admire.