We meet spring through fall, first Monday of the month (except July and September).
NEW THIS YEAR: Meetings are earlier, at 6:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted, to allow enough time to incorporate a business meeting, the program presentation, and a hands-on activity. The Saugatuck-Douglas Art Club is in partnership with the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) for programming this season by sponsoring the “Creativity Revealed” series.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME
Monday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.--"Creativity Revealed" at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Jon & Sarah Vanderbeek (Industrial/ Toy Designers who own Sweet Spot Studio, Inc. Check out their Facebook page. They're local!)
Monday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.--Art Club Show and Tell - Our season officially starts with this favorite meeting. Bring your latest project(s) and show others your work.
Monday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.-- "Creativity Revealed" at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Event with artist Alex Yanes. Yanes is a contemporary artist from Miami who's exhibition Water Wonderland will be in the gallery at the SCA all summer. Whimsical and yet relatable, Yanes’ art embodies innovative use of color and imaginative subject matter and speaks to collectors and new art lovers, alike. Yanes’ work is the result of years spent immersed in skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop and rock culture during his teenage years, but says he felt the stirrings of creativity at a young age. He won his first art contest at age six and claims that one of his greatest accomplishments was building his own treehouse at the age of 10; a feat he accomplished with the knowledge and tools imparted on him by his father and grandfather. Guests will have the opportunity to get a sneak peak at his works, before he installs in the gallery and paint their own character! Water Wonderland opening reception is on June 9th at 5:30pm.
Saturday, July 1 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.-- Waterfront Invitational Art Fair. Cook Park- corner of Butler and Culver Streets, Saugatuck.
Monday, July 17 from 6:30p.m. - BONUS MEETING-- Creativity Revealed" at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Meet Ruben Aguirre a Chicago-based Muralist who is the featured Artist in Residence for the Growing Young Artists Migrant program this summer at the SCA. Aguirre's work is an intersection of abstract graffiti, design, and contemporary muralism. With traces of typographic letter structure from his graffiti roots, his work is informed by architecture and plays with re-imagining public space, while investigating pattern, texture, and color field through the use of the spray can. This carries through his studio work while further exploring materials i.e., latex, wood, paper. He has exhibited in The National Museum of Mexican Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Guests will have the opportunity to make their mark on a piece of the public mural Ruben is creating on the wall of the SCA!
Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.--Village Square Art and Fine Crafts Fair. Village Square- corner of Butler and Main Streets, Saugatuck
Monday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. -Art Club Annual Picnic.We will dine under the canopy at the SCA. Tables, chairs, chicken, and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass.
Monday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. -"Creativity Revealed" at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Learn from one of the artists from the SCA's Contemporary Native American Exhibition, Tomorrow's Stories. (Pending)
Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. --To Be Announced.
Wednesday, December 6
Saugatuck Douglas Art Club Annual Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Clearbrook Restaurant, 5 p.m.
Clearbrook Menue Options:
$30.00/person (includes tax and tip)
Grill Room Salad - House Vinaigrette
Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarien Entree Choices t.b.a
Vegetable du Jour
Potato du Jour
Home-made Bread with Butter
Coffee or Tea with dinner
Reservations must be sent to Bonnie Lowe by Sunday, Nov. 26. No reservations accepted after this date.
Mail to: Bonnie Lowe
Box 655 S
Saugatuck MI 49453
Please make all checks payable to S.D.A.C. - Please indicate food selection with reservation. Please invite guests or prospective members.
GIFT EXCHANGE: Bring a $10 gift for raffle if you desire to participate.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018-- Dues for 2018 are due. Send your check to: S-D Art Club, PO Box 176, Saugatuck, MI 49453