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, Linda Kustra, 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!

Springy Wire Orbanizers by Village Designs

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2013 promises to be a bounce back year! Spring was slow in arriving, but now that it is here we are all basking in the sweet smell of lilacs! I too am bouncing back from a rather unfortunate slip back in March, when I fell and broke my shoulder, and I have been operating with only one wing since! Needless to say, the show does go on, and here at Ruth Conklin Gallery we have been busily stocking the shelves with an assortment of intriguing new interests and uncommon curio to refresh and re-infuse your decor. These springy wire "orbanizers" by Village Designs are a fun and eye-catching way to organize your desk top or vanity.

She Owns Sea Stones From the Sea Shore...

We are pleased to offer several works from artists that find their calling to be rock solid! From stone jewelry to granite bodied feathered friends, if it "rocks your world", you will find it at Ruth Conklin Gallery! We have peerless pendants by KEM Designs, clever "coast hooks" by, as well as "familiar" favorites by Susan Tietz and others.

More Stones...Stone Owls...

Pet Beds...


If you are like the rest of us, a considerable proportion of everything in life is centered around that all important other significant... YOUR PET!   You'll have their ultimate comfort in hand with one of these new snugly pet beds for both dogs and cats by Lynn Creations.

Hand Blown Wine Glasses... Rose Colored Glasses

And every other color of the rainbow too! Ruth Conklin Gallery has always carried a variety of artisan glass works and this year is no exception. These lovely hand blown wine glasses are an interesting and captivating addition to any dinner party or gathering... and each glass is unique, so guests will always know which one is theirs!

Handbags & Totes...

Bag It Up...

Back by popular demand, are the "runway handbags" from Hardwear by Renee. These handbags are designed with atypical items such as rivets, bolts and other recycled materials. The collection features a range of modern textures & colors with a clean urban style. We also carry an assortment of other totes and bags, perfect for those lazy, hazy beach days at the shore!

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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 & Thanksgiving Weekend

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