Lake Erie Art Galleries offer island visitors the opportunity to browse and collect the finest local Ohio photography, art, beach glass, and memorabilia as well as wonderful jewelry from local Ohio artists.

The Shops At Compass Pointe
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The Shops At Compass Pointe

A charming complex of stores, The Shops at Compass Pointe features a lovely selection of fine gifts, apparel, even knife sharpening! A short walk from downtown Put-in-Bay, Compass Pointe offers a pleasant shopping experience in a beautiful setting. The Shops at Compass Pointe Dock 421 The Little Store Happy Holidays Island Hardware Home Port Dock 421 is a favorite of visitors and local alike with a great selection of casual wear for both men and women. Home Port offers nautically inspired gifts and decor while the Little Store provides a very big jewelry selection. Stock up on plenty of Ohio...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Island Art Galleries feature locally and internationally recognized artists. Their work takes traditional art forms in exciting new directions. You may find wood furniture and sculpture; museum quality textile art and wearables; wood fired ceramics from the finest potters; paintings and prints; and unique island jewelry creations.

Island Beach Glass

Worn by waves, recycled by the sea, sea glass is a product of both nature and man. Bottles, jars and glass carelessly discarded are tumbled by the ocean to form these colorful gems of the shore. These lovely collectible beach gems are vanishing due to plastics and recycling. Traditional gems (topaz, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, etc.) are made by nature and refined by man. Beach glass is originally made by man (bottles and jars) but refined by nature to become smooth frosty beach glass.

Beach glass begins as bottles & glass that get tossed on the shore, broken, and then tumbled smooth by the waves and currents. Nature acts like a big rock tumbler recycling our pollution and creating works of art. It can take 7-10 years in a constantly volatile environment for glass to become beach glass. A quality piece of beach glass has no shiny spots, is well frosted and has smooth tactile edges.

Exhibitions

Jessie’s Jewelry has been providing visitors with locally created wonders for many years. Jessie began selling jewelry of her own design in 2002 while sitting on the deck of The Wharfside. She was making jewelry for happy vactioners and exploring the island. Fifteen years later and more than five-thousand handmade pieces, Jessie shares the healing joy of gemstones found in the Lake Erie Islands.

Put-in-Bay’s summer-long exhibitions at various locations around the island may include live musical concerts such as Kid Rock. We also feature such genres as jazz, rock, folk, chamber music and performance art at our local bars and events. This, along with its reputation for fun and smooth island vibes, makes Put-in-Bay Island Art Galleries a destination spot on beautiful Lake Erie, a short ferry ride from Port Clinton and Sandusky.