About NorthGoods

Founded in 2012

Owned and operated by the same people behind Sturgeon River Pottery in the Bay Harbor area, NorthGoods is a Michigan icon seated in the heart of the Petoskey Downtown gaslight district. Find us on the corner of Lake and Howard streets in Petoskey’s transformed historic corner bank building. Petoskey is known for many things. This attractive section of Petoskey is historically known as an old haunt for artists and writers alike, even the famed Ernest Hemingway. That same inspired feeling and a love for art runs deep in Petoskey and allows us to source our products from an array of talented creatives. Perhaps instead you know Petoskey for the world-renowned Petoskey Stone? We carry an abundance of Petoskey Stone products from Petoskey Stone wine glasses, to Petoskey Stone knives, to the stones themselves. Whatever brings you downtown, from the need for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift, to seeking inspiration, you’ll find it here. Our location on Howard Street puts us in walking distance of many incredible artistic locales and galleries. With such esteemed locations as Stafford’s Perry Hotel and Kilwin’s Chocolates surrounding, NorthGoods is in the perfect place to become your new favorite gift shop. Make sure to stop in and say hi on your next trip Up North!

Local Artists and More

We carry the work of roughly 100 artists and craftspeople here at NorthGoods, including Gwen Frostic, Pewabic, and Motawi Tile Company. Much of our success as a gift shop and fine art gallery is owed to the local creativity that permeates Northern Michigan. With such beautiful views of the bay, who can help but get painting? We currently stock a great range of Raku pottery, wooden sculpture, jewelry, glassware, and Petoskey Stones downstairs, while watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings are located upstairs in our art gallery, and in our new expansion. We now feature a wide range of handmade furniture, many of which are one of a kind.

A Connected Community

Here at NorthGoods, we strive to be more than just a gallery and gift shop. By connecting the local community with artists from Michigan and beyond, we hope to help visitors find what gets them excited about being up north. Whether you love pottery, painting, woven baskets or jewelry, we’re sure to have something that sparks happiness in your heart and home. Part of what allows for our continued success in the beautiful downtown district of Petoskey is people like you, with the commitment to shopping local. We’re excited to continue bringing you the best and the coolest that northern Michigan has to offer. Look out for our upcoming events on our Facebook page, and get connected with some Michigan creativity. See you soon!

A New NorthGoods

We’ve recently begun expanding our location, allowing us to create an even more amazing space for Up North art and handicrafts. We have transformed the old Northwestern Bank building into an incredible second wing of our unique store, boasting 3,000 square feet to house artisan jewelry, pottery, glassware, local handicrafts and art. Plus, two more side galleries showing awesome handcrafted furniture! We’ll be changing the exterior of the building as the year continues, but for now, it’s just about the coolest shop in town.