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Jul.
12

PIRATE DAY / THEMED CRUISE ON THE STAR OF SAUGATUCK

10, 11, 1 & 3 PM CRUISES ONLY.  Star of Saugatuck, Saugatuck.   AAARGH you ready?  Dress up in Pirate garb, or come as you are and enjoy some fun on our pirate themed cruise.   For more information visit our website.

Jul.
25

VILLAGE SQUARE ART FAIR

10 AM – 5 PM.  Village Square Downtown Saugatuck.  Free Admission. Come out and shop 150+ artists selling high quality and diverse works.  This annual event supports local artists & their students with scholarship funding.  For more information visit our website.    

Jul.
17

FARMER’S MARKET AT THE SCA

9am – 3pm. Saugatuck Center for the Arts Pavilion.  A weekly, seasonal farmers market held at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts including artisan foods, local fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, coffees, plants, live music and more. A cash bar featuring local, artisan cocktails is new for 2020 The Saugatuck Center for the […]

Jul.
24

FARMER’S MARKET AT THE SCA

9am – 3pm. Saugatuck Center for the Arts Pavilion.  A weekly, seasonal farmers market held at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts including artisan foods, local fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, coffees, plants, live music and more. A cash bar featuring local, artisan cocktails is new for 2020 The Saugatuck Center for the […]

Jul.
18

SUMMER JAZZ SERIES

4:00pm – 6:00pm. J. Petter Galleries. Join us in the J Petter Galleries Secret Art Garden form boutique wines, artful picnics and smooth jazz preformed by local musician Tom Nania from 4-6pm! The Music is Free! Wine & Picnics are available for purchase from the Petter Wine Gallery.

Jul.
25

SUMMER JAZZ SERIES

4:00pm – 6:00pm. J. Petter Galleries. Join us in the J Petter Galleries Secret Art Garden form boutique wines, artful picnics and smooth jazz preformed by local musician Tom Nania from 4-6pm! The Music is Free! Wine & Picnics are available for purchase from the Petter Wine Gallery.

Jul.
13

KIDS CAMP – COLLECTIVE VOICES (AGES 5-8)

9:30AM – 12:30PM. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. This offering will be hosted at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in an open-air classroom (400 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI 49453). A prepackaged snack will be provided for each camper. Did you know that you are living history this very second? This introspective camp will combine […]

Jul.
15

KIDS CAMP – COLLECTIVE VOICES (AGES 9-12)

9:30AM – 12:30PM. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. This offering will be hosted at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in an open-air classroom (400 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI 49453). A prepackaged snack will be provided for each camper. Did you know that you are living history this very second? This introspective camp will combine […]

Jul.
21

KIDS CAMP – THE CREATIVE OUTDOORS – TREES (AGES 5-10)

10:00AM – 12:30PM. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. This offering will be hosted at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s campus: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423. Pick up and drop off will occur in front of the Visitor Center by the main entrance. A prepackaged snack will be provided for each camper. It’s been said that […]

Jul.
22

KIDS CAMP – ROYAL FLUSH (AGES 7+)

9:00AM – 12:00PM. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. This offering will be hosted at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in an open-air classroom (400 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI 49453). A prepackaged snack will be provided for each camper. Have a favorite card game? Come share it during this two-day workshop! Local painter, Hope Olson, […]

Jul.
16

PINT SIZED TRIVIA AT GUARDIAN BREWING

7:00PM – 8:00PM. Guardian Brewing Company. Dennis (the one with the beard) is hosting Pint Sized Trivia and rambling about random subjects every Thursday night from 7-9pm. Bring your friends and your useless (and not so useless) knowledge and compete with other teams for your moment of glory! The details: – Teams can consist of […]

Jul.
23

PINT SIZED TRIVIA AT GUARDIAN BREWING

7:00PM – 8:00PM. Guardian Brewing Company. Dennis (the one with the beard) is hosting Pint Sized Trivia and rambling about random subjects every Thursday night from 7-9pm. Bring your friends and your useless (and not so useless) knowledge and compete with other teams for your moment of glory! The details: – Teams can consist of […]

Jul.
24
Jul.
25

CANCELLED: 2020 VENETIAN FESTIVAL

This years Venetian Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic. We look forward to celebrating in 2021!

Jul.
18

DOUGLAS GALLERIES HOST FIRST ART ON CENTER OF THE SUMMER

Noon – 5:00 PM  Downtown Douglas.  Event is free and open to the public. Although libations and tasty nibbles are difficult to consume with a mask on, the galleries will be offering individually wrapped treats and refreshments that you can enjoy between gallery visits.  Please be mindful of social distancing requirements put into place by […]

Jul.
12

PLEIN AIR PICNIC

Brunch 12:00PM – 3:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Join us on the meadow for a Plein Air Picnic! This summer, Ox-Bow invites you to the Plein Air Picnic series, every Sunday from July 12 – August 2. Join us for an intimate, al fresco dining experience and support the country’s oldest continuously operating artist community: 110 […]

Jul.
19

PLEIN AIR PICNIC

Brunch 12:00PM – 3:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Join us on the meadow for a Plein Air Picnic! This summer, Ox-Bow invites you to the Plein Air Picnic series, every Sunday from July 12 – August 2. Join us for an intimate, al fresco dining experience and support the country’s oldest continuously operating artist community: 110 […]

Jul.
17

PLEIN AIR PICNIC

Dinner 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This summer, Ox-Bow invites you to the Plein Air Picnic series, every Friday from July 17 – August 7. Join us for an intimate, al fresco dining experience and support the country’s oldest continuously operating artist community: 110 years and counting! We are offering Friday dinner, featuring a […]

Jul.
24

PLEIN AIR PICNIC

Dinner 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This summer, Ox-Bow invites you to the Plein Air Picnic series, every Friday from July 17 – August 7. Join us for an intimate, al fresco dining experience and support the country’s oldest continuously operating artist community: 110 years and counting! We are offering Friday dinner, featuring a […]

Jul.
15

ART ON THE MEADOW – CERAMICS WORKSHOP

6:00PM – 9:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Students will create ceramic vessels that are intended to hold flowers. Over four workshop meetings, students will form an understanding of hand- and coil-building with clay while investigating physical and emotional connections through its malleable characteristics. A global survey of the ceramic vessel from antiquity through contemporary practices will provide contextual background […]

Jul.
22

ART ON THE MEADOW – CERAMICS WORKSHOP

6:00PM – 9:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Students will create ceramic vessels that are intended to hold flowers. Over four workshop meetings, students will form an understanding of hand- and coil-building with clay while investigating physical and emotional connections through its malleable characteristics. A global survey of the ceramic vessel from antiquity through contemporary practices will provide contextual background […]

Jul.
18

ART ON THE MEADOW – PAINTING WORKSHOP

10:00AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. In these multi-level oil painting workshops, participants will paint outdoors in the historic Ox-Bow landscape. Instruction will focus on recognizing and then painting what we actually see. Through this process of learning to see, we will create paintings that have veracity and strength. The workshop will include discussion […]

Jul.
25

ART ON THE MEADOW – PAINTING WORKSHOP

10:00AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. In these multi-level oil painting workshops, participants will paint outdoors in the historic Ox-Bow landscape. Instruction will focus on recognizing and then painting what we actually see. Through this process of learning to see, we will create paintings that have veracity and strength. The workshop will include discussion […]

Jul.
18

ART ON THE MEADOW – COOKING WORKSHOP

10:00AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. In this marvelously fragrant workshop, participants will help Chef Erin cook through an approachable Vietnamese menu, as we explore some of the flavorful building blocks of Vietnamese cuisine. Our agenda will include an introduction and demystification of fresh Asian herbs, fresh-toasting and grinding a five spice to perfume […]

Jul.
21

ART ON THE MEADOW – QUILT WORKSHOP

10AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This workshop investigates the democratic nature of quilting through its culture of open source pattern sharing and group work. The inherently social practice lends to conversations about its multicultural history and current pattern migration between international groups of quilters. Technically, it will explore ways that hand stitching fabric […]

Jul.
22

ART ON THE MEADOW – QUILT WORKSHOP

10AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This workshop investigates the democratic nature of quilting through its culture of open source pattern sharing and group work. The inherently social practice lends to conversations about its multicultural history and current pattern migration between international groups of quilters. Technically, it will explore ways that hand stitching fabric […]

Jul.
23

ART ON THE MEADOW – QUILT WORKSHOP

10AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This workshop investigates the democratic nature of quilting through its culture of open source pattern sharing and group work. The inherently social practice lends to conversations about its multicultural history and current pattern migration between international groups of quilters. Technically, it will explore ways that hand stitching fabric […]

Jul.
24

ART ON THE MEADOW – QUILT WORKSHOP

10AM – 1:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This workshop investigates the democratic nature of quilting through its culture of open source pattern sharing and group work. The inherently social practice lends to conversations about its multicultural history and current pattern migration between international groups of quilters. Technically, it will explore ways that hand stitching fabric […]

Jul.
21

ART ON THE MEADOW – DRAWING WORKSHOP

2:00PM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This class will explore the traditions of figure drawing from observation and its intersection with concepts surrounding identity and desire. Through drawing from live models, we will interpret approaches to the figure that date back to the early 16th century and late 17th century with Caravaggio and Michelangelo, […]

Jul.
22

ART ON THE MEADOW – DRAWING WORKSHOP

2:00PM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This class will explore the traditions of figure drawing from observation and its intersection with concepts surrounding identity and desire. Through drawing from live models, we will interpret approaches to the figure that date back to the early 16th century and late 17th century with Caravaggio and Michelangelo, […]

Jul.
23

ART ON THE MEADOW – DRAWING WORKSHOP

2:00PM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This class will explore the traditions of figure drawing from observation and its intersection with concepts surrounding identity and desire. Through drawing from live models, we will interpret approaches to the figure that date back to the early 16th century and late 17th century with Caravaggio and Michelangelo, […]

Jul.
24

ART ON THE MEADOW – DRAWING WORKSHOP

2:00PM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. This class will explore the traditions of figure drawing from observation and its intersection with concepts surrounding identity and desire. Through drawing from live models, we will interpret approaches to the figure that date back to the early 16th century and late 17th century with Caravaggio and Michelangelo, […]

Jul.
12

YOGA-MOSA SUNDAYS

10:00AM. Coastal Society. $20 per person. Enjoy Yoga on a Summer Sunday Morning in the beautifully landscaped outdoor garden of Coast Society Boutique and Bar in Downtown Douglas MI (Sister town to Saugatuck, MI). Listen to Birds softly chirping, Piped in Music, 60 minutes of Yoga lead by a Master Yogi Instructor (All Levels Welcome). […]

Jul.
19

YOGA-MOSA SUNDAYS

10:00AM. Coastal Society. $20 per person. Enjoy Yoga on a Summer Sunday Morning in the beautifully landscaped outdoor garden of Coast Society Boutique and Bar in Downtown Douglas MI (Sister town to Saugatuck, MI). Listen to Birds softly chirping, Piped in Music, 60 minutes of Yoga lead by a Master Yogi Instructor (All Levels Welcome). […]

Jul.
25

ART ON THE MEADOW – PAPER SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

10:00AM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Paper is everywhere–but how is it made? And more importantly, what can you make with it? In this workshop, you will learn to produce beautiful sheets of handmade, decorative paper using both recycled and archival materials. You will also learn to harness the surprising strength and flexibility of […]

Jul.
25

ART ON THE MEADOW – WRITING WORKSHOP

10:00AM – 5:00PM. Ox-Bow School of Art. Our lives are stories—with characters, settings, arcs, conflicts, accidents, decisions, and more—and the stories we imagine about ourselves can help create our lives. Our pasts are also rich with experience and detail, which—whether true or adapted—can feed and drive our artistic practice. In this workshop, we will experiment […]

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