If I recall, supah, you are near Kalamazoo, right?
Off the top of my head, I know
that the Water Street Coffee Joint in Kalamazoo shows work from local artists and I'm sure that there are lots more. I don't get out much anymore (what with all the crafting I'm doing
. Uh, that and I have kids.) but in my college days, it seemed like everyone exhibited local artists. I guess I'd recommend checking out small locally owned restaurants, etc. to see for yourself.
I'm hope I've been helpful.