Falling Waters Lodge has cultivated relationships with some amazing artists in Michigan, which means staying in our rooms is similar to sleeping in an art gallery. All of the art hanging on our walls is for sale. You can see the art and learn about the artists below. 


M-22 Artists

Peter and Cassidy often work on the same canvas; their collaborative process pushes the finished artwork to reflect more than one mind--a blending of styles and ideas.

Peter Hyatt Middleton
Peter received a BA degree from New College of Florida, an MFA in painting from Western Michigan University and a M. Ed. from Grand Valley State University.  After working for nearly 20 years on large-scale collaborative environmental installations and working mostly as an abstract expressionist painter, he returned recently to painting from nature, capturing the beauty of natural environments in a highly representational style.

With experience in making and teaching as an adjunct professor of studio art, Peter works full-time teaching K-12 public education in studio art and art history and was the proud recipient of 2011 Charter School Teacher of the Year Award. 

Cassidy Stock
Cassidy Stock graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, with a BFA in studio practice. Her history with the beautiful vistas of upstate lower Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula dates back to childhood summers spent on Van's beach and hiking up to Pyramid Point.

Cassidy's late grandparents, Riley and Joanna Newby, operated the Falling Waters Lodge for 20 years. They always supported her creative endeavors and encouraged her art to flourish. Cassidy is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the business that her grandparents loved so much.


Everything Flipped

Wood Art & Furniture

Amy Linck transformed the furniture throughout the entire lodge. Her art can be found in the office and in most of the rooms. These pieces are the perfect souvenir or gift - pure Northern Michigan feel! 


Compass Points Here

Courtney Michalik Kent and Michael Kent live, work, and play in the woods in Traverse City, Michigan.  Whether its documenting weddings, creating content for an editorial piece, or helping promote the business you are passionate about, they are here to help with their sincere love of story telling.  Their goal is to tell your story in the most natural, beautiful, and interesting way possible.  

The Brouwers Photography

Courtney Jerome

David Stewart Photography