Saugatuck, MI

7 art events you can’t miss in Saugatuck

Get creative in Saugatuck this August

Saugatuck is a source of artistic inspiration all year round, but this month promises some extra fun activities. Whether you’re interested in creating with your family, watching artists at work, or purchasing artwork for your home, you’ll find plenty of art events in August.

Here’s just a sample of some of the great art-related events happening this month.

Toddler Tuesday at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Every Tuesday, Saugatuck Center for the Arts hosts a themed creative session designed especially for little ones. Each 1.5-hour session includes story, yoga, music, and a healthy snack for just $20, or you can get a pass for all six in August for $100.

Aug. 12 – August Second Saturday at J. Petter Galleries

Enjoy art, wine, and music at this group art show. This one will feature nine different artists working in diverse media, including quilts, photography, pastels, and more. Take it all in with a glass of French wine and the indie jazz guitar stylings of John Otto.

Aug. 17 – Farm to Studio: SummerHouse Lavender Farm

This workshop offers a stress-free connection with nature, learning how lavender is planted, harvested, and used. Geared towards kids ages 6-14, attendees will get to explore the farm and gardens, sketch and paint the scenery, and create lavender-inspired items.

Aug. 17 – Thursday Night Market with Ox-Bow School of Art at Virtue Cider

Students from Ox-Bow School of Art are taking over the Virtue Cider farm. See what they’ve created, purchase local produce and goods, and enjoy reggae funk music at this event.

Aug. 18-20 – Michigan Fiber Festival

This annual celebration of natural fiber arts is one of the largest in the Midwest. If you avidly knit, crochet, weave, or you just appreciate a good sweater, you’ll find lots to love at this festival. Sign up for workshops to learn one of the myriad ways to work with fiber, purchase handmade pieces, and see the animals behind the yarn. This event is sure to be a fun activity for family and friends.

Aug. 19 – Graphic • Lines • Color at Roan & Black

Attend the opening of Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery’s latest exhibition: “Graphic • Lines • Color.” The event promises bold artwork as well as great shopping, music, and refreshments.

Aug. 19 – Plein Air Affair at Water Street Gallery

Artists will be scattered throughout the area painting scenes in the forest, on the beach, and in town. Keep your eyes peeled for artists at work, and then catch their finished works available for purchase at Water Street Gallery from 6-8 p.m. This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind, barely dry depiction of a Saugatuck landscape.