Devils Lake Festival of the Arts 2017 a BIG success!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the Manitou Beach Village to support the Festival of the Arts event! We had a great turn out yet again! Lots of fun, with music, food, and fun activities all day long! We had such wonderful artists this year, so we thank you for coming out and supporting them. See you next year!

Manitou Beach Website!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Visit the NEW Manitou Beach, Michigan website and discover fun things to do in the area! Visit the website here!

Manitou Beach Boathouse Art Gallery and Michigan Gypsy Grand Opening Success!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who attended the grand opening of the Michigan Gypsy and Boathouse Art Gallery this past Sunday! It was a huge success, with over 300 people who attended! Thank you so much for the amazing support and welcoming you helped give these two wonderful new businesses in the village!
Learn more about the Boathouse Art Gallery:

Learn more about Michigan Gypsy:

Grand Opening of Art Gallery and Michigan Gypsy May 21st

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Manitou Beach Boathouse Art Gallery & Michigan Gypsy!

The Manitou Beach Village Boathouse Gallery, which is a non profit, is looking for an old wood row boat. It does not have to be floatable. They are willing to pay a small amount or it can be donated and receive a tax deductible write off.

Please contact Dave Gajda at

Michigan Gypsy and the Art Gallery will be opening May 21st! It will be an exciting day in our village, so be sure to come out for the festivities!

Property values rising in Manitou Beach

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The sound of nails being hammered fills the Manitou Beach village district on the heels of the launch of the 2017 tourism season.

Several residential homes have been purchased for renovation; others are being converted to commercial space for leasing; parking improvements with a retaining wall are in the works, and a new gallery of shops is being prepared for a grand opening celebration next month.

When he decided in 2011 to bring the beach resort back to what he remembered as a child growing up at Devils Lake, developer Dave Gajda said he and his partner, Jose Malagon, had several goals in mind. [Read More…]

Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Devils lake Festival of the Arts is a collaborative effort among local residents, businesses, and organizations. The date is Saturday, June 17, 2017. Last year’s festival was extremely well attended and enormously appreciated. The Children’s Tent gave out 350 art portfolios filled with art supplies to community children. The volunteers helped with face-painting and a supervised art project. This year the art project is a crayon resistant heart with water color wash and the artist being highlighted is Jim Dine. All the materials are set but we need help supervising the art of each table.
Can you help for 2 hours?

Please email your name to and the time you would be able to assist.
10a-12n, 12n-2p or 2p-4p.

Jenni’s Opening Soon!

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

They will be open Friday, May 12th starting at 7am! Their starting hours will be:

Sunday-Thursday 7AM-8PM

Friday & Saturday 7AM-9PM

Their official summer hours will start Memorial Day weekend!

Twisted Sisters – Now Open!

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A wonderful new business of re-purposed items, painted furniture and antiques!

Located at 161 Walnut Street, Manitou Beach MI 49253

Directly across the Manitou Bar & Grill in Manitou Beach Village!

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10a-5p

Thursday 12-7p

Saturday 9a-5p

Sunday 12-4p

Entrepreneurs strive to revitalize Manitou Beach

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

By Renee Lapham Collins

Two entrepreneurs with ties to Hollywood have been hard at work transforming Manitou Beach from a forgotten backwater to a quaint lakeside destination.

David Gajda and Jose Malagon started with a vision and the burned out remains of the Manitou Inn in 2009 and in 2011 committed to rebuilding Manitou Beach Village. Gajda, who grew up in Garden City, Mich., spent his summers at Devils Lake. His late sister, Marie Parker, owned the Inn and when it was destroyed by fire in January 2009, the pair saw an opportunity not just to rebuild the tavern but improve the village as a whole. [Read more…]

Help Wanted

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

We are looking for help this summer. Some Saturday’s and event days, Memorial – Labor Day weekends. Must have great people skills. Contact Darlene Heller at