Welcome to the Kenosha Lighthouse Studio
The Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse is historically significant to it's Lake Michigan-shored home town. Now privately owned by local artist John Burhani, the structure is in caring and capable hands. Soon to be offering public art shows, tours and events, be sure to stop by this site for program and event listings and dates and times the lighthouse will be open.
As told by artist and lighthouse owner, John Burhani -
"In 2011, the Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse was deemed excess property and put up for auction by the Coast Guard. I was looking for studio space and thought it would be perfect. I paint mostly marine scenes and sailboats, and thought the Lighthouse would be the perfect place to be inspired. I fished off the pier as a kid and learned to sail in the Kenosha Harbor, but never thought I would have the opportunity to own the lighthouse. I love to sail and love the lake, and it just seemed like it was meant to be when it went up for sale. The lighthouse has 3 floors plus the top light room. There isn't a lot of room inside, but it’s a very interesting and comfortable space. It will make a great studio and also a great place to display artwork.
Rennovation will begin on the lighthouse as soon as weather permits. I hope to be moved in and working in the new studio this spring."
See the calendar for events or contact us for a tour.