Saturday, October 27th 12-5pm
Courtyard of the barn at J. Petter Galleries & Upscale Mercantile
Come see Certified Master Ice Carver Greg Butauski create ghoulish creatures from pumpkins and gourds, while tasting through 5 Fall focused wines from Eagle Eye wine importers. Both the wine and Greg's spooky pumpkin creations will be available to purchase. There is no charge for the event. The wine tasting is 3 tastes for $10 or 5 tastes for $15.
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
6-8pm J. Petter Galleries Lawn
The restaurants of Saugatuck, Douglas, & Fennville invite you to dine al fresco on some of Michigan's most fresh & local fall harvest. We're lucky to live in such an agricultural mecca and are excited to highlight some of our hardworking local farmers that provide all of our restaurants with delicious food year-round.
Our gracious host J. Petter Galleries will feature live artists with live music and food in the gallery from 4-6 for those who can arrive early. Guests can expect an intimate family-style dining experience, starting at 6pm with a cocktail hour outside on the lawn at 6pm. Enjoy passed appetizers and local beverages while mingling with local producers and getting to know the growers who live in our backyard. Once seated, local chefs will serve you 7 delicious courses, paired with Michigan wine, beer, & spirits. Expect live music & a deliciously good time.
Tickets are $80/pp with proceeds going to a local hunger organization, TBD.
Our list of participants is growing and to date includes: The Kirby, Borrowed Time, GROW, Wick's Park Bar & Grill, The Farmhouse Deli, The Mermaid Bar & Grill, Respite, Kismet Farm Bakery, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Visser Farms, Starflower Farm.
Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 7-9pm
Join us for a private, intimate dining event with Napa wine legend, Kyle Janzen of Bacio Divino Cellars and Janzen Family Wines.
Plus a strolling multi-course meal provided by our neighborhood foodies, Borrowed Time!
The presentation and meal starts at 7pm, spots are limited!
Reservation and prepayment required, $80 dollars per person.
Please call at (269) 857 2230
Saturday, October 6th, 2018: 4pm - 6pm
Gallery Stroll Weekend
Featured Artists: Ed Herbeck, Kirsten Barton, Jeanne Rockett, Norma Penchansky Glasser, Linda Rzoska, Kathleen Chaney-Fritz, Steve Howland
Unfortunately, Larry Welo and James Griffin will not be able to join us on Oct. 6th as originally planned. They promise to visit next summer!
Join us for an evening of art, wine, artist demos, and nosh under the music of John Otto.
These artists present work that focuses on the spaces between. They curate your focus as they create a perspective all their own. Bronze figures cut into space as limbs create not only beautiful moments of negative space, but defy gravity. Our landscape painters capture delicate moments of waves and birds caught in between Lake Michigan's dunes. The atmosphere itself becomes a dreamy place of clouds and feather soft oil paint. Amid the branches of mixed media trees lies a webwork of a million spaces peeking through. Yet you will find yourself drawn in into the intricate expanse of watercolor nests and places where critters creep. Even in the city, one of our painters takes you to the top of skyscrapers and into the relationship of people and architecture.
Saturday, August 11th, 2018: 4pm - 7pm
Featured Artists: Brian Sauerland, Helen Gotlib, Mike Kolansinski, Matt Swanson, Julie Quinn, Roger Blair, Patty Elzinga
Music by John Otto
Obsessed with nature, these artists notice and appreciate the beauty that often goes unnoticed in our everyday panorama. Intrigued with the light and the way colors change and play on individual forms, these artists rethink the traditional landscape and apply a flair all their own. Each piece makes you stop and appreciate the forces of nature at work–frozen in time to be contemplated in its innumerable detail.
Naturalist Wine Tasting!
Wander on over to the wine bar to taste and see a selection of wines that taste just as good as they are good for the earth. Kindred to how our naturalist artists appreciate the intricate work of nature in their art, these vintners and farmers are crafting wine with practices that are not just ecologically sound, but are equally economically viable and socially responsible (and mighty delectable we might add).
Saturday, July 14th, 2018: 4pm - 7pm
Featured Artists: Michael Maitner, Matthew Jacobson, Paul Van Heest, Jill Wagner, Kim Zahnow, Laura Testé, Sheila Bohanon
Music by John Otto played by Richard Beelen on base and Jay Bertalan on keyboards
There is something magical about the landscapes that surround us: our childhood rural vistas, Michigan sandy shores, horses led down dirt roads, and the casual ebb and flow of people in familiar places. There is also the abstract landscape of our own creation; the whimsical surreal of our dreams and curiosities. Join us for an evening of art, Michigan terroir wines, artist demos, and nosh under the music of John Otto.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018: 3 pm - 6 pm
Instagram Influencer Weekend
Featured Artists: Eddie Mitchell, Ann Feldman, Nina Weiss, Carla Sutton, Gert Olsen, Lisa Vanderhill
Music by John Otto
What binds these artists? A taste for nature, a touch of floral, the accent of pink, and of course, a few bears. Sip a champagne punch, order a rosé, and join us for an afternoon of art, wine, artists demos, and nosh under the music of John Otto.
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | 7 PM |
Free Admission, No Registration Required | Cash Bar
Enjoy an intimate illustrated reading, celebrating how art speaks and how artists inspire and collaborate. Mary Hatch calls her paintings little novels. Elizabeth Kerlikowske puts the paintings into words. Hear the poems. See the paintings. Discover the method to their madness.
Guests will view a pop-up gallery of Mary's paintings and are encouraged to reflect on their own thoughts, memories, ideas, and feelings. Elizabeth will share her writings during this multi-disciplinary event. There will be copies of their book, Flying Lessons, available for purchase and an opportunity to have them signed.