The tour is here!
Join us October 16th & 17th for the 10th Annual Arts and Eats tour as we celebrate the best in art, food, and farms in Southwest Michigan.
How to Take the Tour
Take a look at the map and get going — it’s as easy as that! As Arts and Eats is completely self guided, there are no tickets or RSVPs. Download the app and browse the map from your phone, or grab a physical map at your first stop to guide the rest of your trip.
Last-Minute Changes from the Printed Map
- Wildwood Services, Wildwood Glass Arts, and Moondance Fiber Arts will not be appearing at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
- Karen’s Keepsakes is located at 2145 Hilltop View Drive in Dorr
- Outdoor Expressions is located at 2895 63rd Street in Fennville
- Old Mill Brewpub will not be open on Sunday.
Please note that Arts and Eats sites may require visitors to wear masks or to abide by capacity restrictions. Tour visitors should be prepared to follow safety rules when asked. Thank you in advance for respecting our participants and their property.
-The Arts and Eats Team
Arts & Eats Tour
October 16-17 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Local Quality Experiences
Arts and Eats is a free self-driving tour of rural regions in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties and the surrounding rural region. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered.
Discover Hidden Gems
We invite people to discover our rural areas, forests, and towns by exploring back roads and out-of-the-way places. Visit with local artisans in their studios, and see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber, and heritage animals. Should hunger strike, stop in at one of our local gems that serves food made with ingredients from area farms and producers.
Support Local Economy
Arts and Eats raises awareness and appreciation of the region’s human and natural resources. The tour reminds us about the benefits of buying and consuming locally grown foods and supporting Michigan artists as entrepreneurs. The tour is an opportunity to contribute to a sense of place and to support local economies.
2021 Tour Guide
View this year’s map and see what’s in store!
DID YOU KNOW?
MORE THAN 65 ZIP CODES
In 2019, thousands of people from more than 65 zip codes took the tour.
We bring our local communities and neighbors together one tour at a time.
1200 SITE VISITS
Over 1,200 site visits have been logged throughout the A&E Passport Program.
DETROIT, CHICAGO, & MORE!
Travelers from Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut, and beyond have taken the tour.