For the twenty-seventh year, the Art à Loan program is returning to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to feature work from Saugatuck Public School students. The annual Art à Loan opening reception with art leasing will take place Wednesday, September 14.
The Art à Loan pieces are selected by area art professionals and are comprised of student artists ranging from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Each piece is professionally matted, framed and labeled with tags identifying the program, the artist and grade level.
Danielle Hanna, Saugatuck High School’s art teacher, and Melissa Pawlak, Douglas Elementary and Saugatuck Middle School’s visual art teacher are both passionate about building community through art and are grateful to belong to a supportive and engaging art community. Danielle and Melissa both agree that their students feel the support and connection from the community and the Art à Loan helps them be a part of something truly special and unique.
Following the opening event, Art à Loan will be on display in the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Gallery from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays and during performances through October 11, 2022. Admission is free of charge.
Student artwork can be leased for $150 per year, for public display in offices, shops, restaurants, lobbies and other community spaces in the greater Saugatuck area. The artwork will remain on display for one year starting October 19, 2022. The program is self-supporting; proceeds from this year will cover next year’s costs.
Lessors can pick up their leased works on October 13 and 14 at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, after this time the artworks will be available by contacting Danielle Hanna at Saugatuck High School, 269.857.2133 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in leasing artwork but unable to attend the opening event can contact Danielle Hanna at Saugatuck High School, 269.857.2133 or by email at email@example.com.