Events

UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

Hallowine

Annual Wine Tasting & Professional Pumpkin Carving 

Saturday, October 26th 12-5pm

Pumpkin Carving | Wine | Spooky Nosh 

Located in the Barn Courtyard of J. Petter Galleries & Upscale Mercantile 

Come see a certified master carver create ghoulish creatures from pumpkins and gourds, while tasting through fall focused wines with a professional wine expert. Both the wine and spooky pumpkin creations will be available to purchase.

Spooky Wines available 

Champagne & Chapeaux

Saturday, November 30th 4-6pm

Fashion | Champagne | Stylish Snacks

Premier fashion show at J. Petter Galleries. 

Featuring styles by fiber artist Marti Liddle-Lameti,

accented by a tasting of fine champagne.

Free to attend | Champagne tasting $TBD


Carols & Cuvée

Holiday Celebration 

Saturday, December 14th 4-6pm

Festive Jazz | Artful Nosh | Wine Tasting  

More Details To Come


PAST EVENTS: 

Spätlese

42nd Annual Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Saturday, October 12 4-6pm

Artist Demonstrations | Live Jazz | Artful Nosh | Wine Tasting

Featured Artists: John Andersen, Larry Welo, Micheal Maitner, Linda Rzoska & James Griffin. 

Spatlese is the German word for Late Harvest. The Vintner waits to pick the grapes so that the brix (sugar content) level rises as the grapes lose moisture. The resulting juice that's extracted is sweet. Join us during this autumn evening to celebrate the late harvest. Artists known to portray this season in their work will be in attendance, demonstrating and talking about their practice.

The Music and Merriment is free.  Wine tasting $15

Full Bodied

Saturday, September 14th, 4-6pm

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: Mary Hatch, Kim Kubiak, Jill Wagner, Carla Sutton, Lisa Vanderhill, and Laura Testé

Live Music: Don Hooker & Richard Beelen

Guest Wine Expert: Adam Fortuna C.S.

The event is titled Full Bodied speaking to the texture in both art and wine. “Body” describes the texture or weight of a wine in the mouth; full bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavor that will linger on the palate. As for the “body” of art our featured artists each employe texture in their pieces to add complexity that will linger in the mind. Some paintings use a thick application of paint known as “impasto” while others use fine, thin layers to achieve their desired effect. Texture becomes tactile in sculpture whether the work is crafted from smooth marble or hand thrown pottery. Two of our featured artists incorporate the literal human figure in their in their pieces brought to life with their exquisite use of texture. Join us for a truly full bodied experience.

Artist Demonstrations | Live Music | Artful Nosh | Wine Presentation and Tasting | 

The Music and Merriment is free.  

Wine tasting $15



Arietta Wine Tasting

Wednesday, August 21st, 6-8 pm  

Introducing Fritz Hatton of Arietta, the notable and small batch boutique winery of Napa Valley. 

Wines of this caliber are hard to find and rarely offered at tastings. 

Don't miss this chance to meet and greet this icon of the wine world right here in Saugatuck/Douglas. 

Tickets are $30 a person. Seating is limited, reservations and advanced payment required.

To Register please call (269) 857-2230


Cépage Gallery Stroll

Saturday, August 10th, 4-6pm

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: Helen Gotlib, Mike Kelly, Steve Howland, Paul Vanheest 

Live Jazz: John Otto & Richard Beelen

Guest Sommelier: Sarah Andro

Guest Cheese Monger: The Cheese Lady

Cépage is the French term for the varietal (grape) blend in a wine. This blending permits the winemaker to create his desired flavor profile. Soft? Tanic? Simple? Complex? Sexy? Ripe? It’s art for the winemaker.   Our artists carefully choose a blend of materials, process, and methods to evoke emotions and ideas. See how they do it in person with our artist's demonstrations. 

Artist Demonstrations | Live Music | Artful Nosh | Wine Presentation and Tasting | 

The Music and Merriment is free.  Wine tasting $15


 




Sangria & The Spartan

Open House Event 

Thursday, August 1st 4-7pm

Join SKP Design on the J. Petter Galleries Lawn for a trip into vintage luxury. 
Tour the Spartan & plan your future interior with home goods from Upscale Mercantile & fine art from J. Petter Galleries.
 

Sangria available for purchase in J. Petter Galleries and outside the Spartan for visitors to enjoy. Salty snacks compliments of the Spartan. 

Bouquet

Saturday, July 13th, 4-6pm

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: Ann Feldman, Nina Weiss, Matt Swanson, Sheila Bohanon

Live Jazz: John Otto & Richard Beelen

Guest Winery: L Mawby Bubbles

Guest Cheese Monger: The Cheese Lady 

"Bouquet" is a term referring to the grouping of esters and aromas of wine. Our paintings and sculptures have a "bouquet" too! We define it as the broad collection of brushstrokes and carved lines resulting a pleasing visual arrangement. As a bonus, we also have many talented and unique floral painters who will be joining us for this event. 

Artist Demonstrations | Live Music | Artful Nosh | Winemaker Presentation and Tasting | 

The Music and Merriment is free.  Wine tasting $15



Let it Breathe

Saturday, June 8th, 4-6pm 

Saugatuck Expo Experience: Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan. 

Featured Artists: Roger Blair, Rein Vanderhill, Mike Kolasinski, Brian Sauerland,  Kimberly Beck, Irena Saparnis

Guest Winemaker: James Lester of Marland-Wyncroft

Guest Sommelier: Brian Giegerich

Live Jazz: Jay Bertalen & Richard Beelen

As wine breathes, the tannin and flavor profile softens and mellows allowing the overall flavor characteristics to improve. Art also lives and breathes. Our artists fully immerse themselves in the very scene they are creating so that we can breathe in their intention. Landscapes of old barns become so real that the viewer can virtually smell the hay. Paintings of the Lake Michigan shore shimmer with sunshine and the soft breezes of summer. The color and shapes seep from the work into the room, changing the atmosphere, creating richness and character. Art breathes life into your space! 

Artist Demonstrations | Live Music | Artful Nosh | Winemaker Presentation and Tasting |

The Music and Merriment is free.  Special Wine Tasting ticketed at the door. 




Winemaker Presentation: Fulcrum & Cloissone

Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00pm 2019

Wines presented by David Rossi, Owner and Winemaker

Join us for an elegant and educational evening as David Rossi presents a selection of his vineyards wine. Artful appetizers will be provided.  This is a ticketed event.  Please call for reservations and advance payment.  $30pp








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