Welcome to Douglas, Michigan
We think our new tagline “Village Vibe. City Cool.” perfectly describes Douglas. Here, you’ll find the friendliness and cozy feel of a village combined with great shopping, art galleries, restaurants and lodging typically found in more urban areas.
A very warm welcome is extended to everyone on behalf of the City Council and staff of the City of the Village of Douglas. The “Village” that became a City in 2004, is the home of 1,200 year-round residents who exemplify the motto “The Village of Friendliness Since 1870.”
Douglas is a vibrant and growing community reflecting a distinctive balance between established neighborhoods, schools, churches, and new and exciting businesses and residential developments. Our downtown is an eclectic, “pedestrian friendly” area where you will find an unparalleled mix of exceptional shopping, coffee, tea and homemade delicacy shops, and nationally award winning fine dining establishments.
Douglas retailers are known for their high-end quality home decor and gifts, clothing and accessories, antiques, fine art and handcrafted jewelry. You’re invited and encouraged to stroll and explore the unique shops and fine dining establishments, or simply take a relaxing walk along our beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Whether a summer Thursday evening “social,” early autumn home tour or a storybook snowy street gleaming with festive holiday lights, there is always something to see and do in Douglas.
Water Street Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery, representing over 60 artists from all over the USA and Canada. Approximately one-third of our artists are from the Midwest, including some of the finest landscape painters in the greater area. Some of our artists are internationally acclaimed, having been chosen to be a part of the ART in Embassies Exhibition, with works exhibited in embassies across the world.