Events

SPRING EVENTS 

Mother's Day Art & Wine Weekend. 

Friday May 10th-Sunday May 12th 

Come celebrate Mom in the best way possible, with wine and  enjoying an afternoon of art! 

Come in on Mother's Day weekend to find the free gift we have in store for you! 

SUMMER EVENTS 2019

Winemaker Presentation: Fulcrum & Cloissone

Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30pm 2019

Wines presented by David Rossi, Owner and Winemaker

(more to come, check back soon)

This is a ticketed event.  Please call for reservations and advance payment.  






Restaurant Week

June 1-8

Saugatuck Expo Experience:  A special Gallery menu. 

(more to come, check back soon)






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 

Guest Winemaker: James Lester of Marland-Wyncroft

As wine breathes, the tannin and flavor profile softens and mellow 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 breath in their intention. Landscapes of old barns become so real that the viewer can virtually smell the hay. Paintings of the Lake Michigan shore simmer 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.  Wine tasting $15.  




Winemaker Presentation: Venge Vineyards

Tuesday, June 19

Wines presented by Kirk Venge, Owner and Winemaker

(more to come, check back soon)

This is a ticketed event.  Please call for reservations and advance payment.  


The Spartan @ J. Petter Galleries

June 29 - July 7

Collaboration with SKP Design

We are excited to offer a unique chance to tour a renovated 1956 Spartan Imperial Mansion, completed by SKP Design of Kalamazoo. They combined historic elements, modern elements and industrial touches to re-imagine this vintage camper, which is now the showroom for their new line of business called "Ready To Roll". Come view it in our courtyard!


Bouquet

Saturday, July 13th, 4-6pm

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: Ann Feldman, Nina Weiss

"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



The Spartan @ J. Petter Galleries with Open Studio

July 28th- August 1st

August 1st: Join us for an Open Studio Event!

Collaboration with SKP Design

It's back! Another unique chance to tour a renovated 1956 Spartan Imperial Mansion, completed by SKP Design of Kalamazoo. Come view it in our courtyard! August 1st, come to our open house and wine tasting party inside of the Spartan. Ask questions, get decorating help, and sip fine wine in a great space. 


Cépage

Saturday, August 10th, 4-6pm

Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: Helen Gotlib, Mike Kelly, Steve Howland

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 | Winemaker Presentation and Tasting | 

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, Matthew Jacobson, Kim Kubiak, Jill Wagner

 "Body" describes the texture or weight of a wine in the mouth. Full-bodied wines have a rich,  complex, well-rounded flavor. 

Explore texture in art at this event! Some paintings employ a, thick application of paint, known as "impasto". Others use fine, thin layers to achieve their effect. Some of our artists even use airbrush for the softest texture possible. Texture becomes tactile with sculpture, whether it is smoothed marble or hand-thrown pottery. Then of course there is figurative work or the art of recreating the Body!  

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

The Music and Merriment is free.  Wine tasting $15



Annual "Hallowine" Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Demonstration 

Saturday, October 26th, 12-5pm

Courtyard of the barn at  J. Petter Galleries & Upscale Mercantile

Come see Certified Master Ice Carver create ghoulish creatures from pumpkins and gourds, while tasting through Fall-focused wines. Both the wine and spooky pumpkin creations will be available to purchase. There is no charge for the event. 


Spatlese

Saturday, October 12th, 4-6pm

42nd Annual Gallery Stroll on the Art Coast of Michigan

Featured Artists: John Andersen, Larry Welo, Michael Maitner, Linda Rzoska  

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. 

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

The Music and Merriment is free.  Wine tasting $15


Holiday Jazz

Saturday, December 14th, 4-6pm

Carols and Cuvee

Come listen to the live music of the Holiday Jazz Trio as they sing your favorite songs of the season. The music and merriment is free, come join us in an open house style season celebration. 

PAST EVENTS: 2018

Carols, Cookies, & Cuvée

Saturday, December 15th, 4-6pm 2018 


Come listen to the live music of the Holiday Jazz Trio as they sing your favorite songs of the season. 

What is better than tasty & nostalgic holiday cookies?

The perfect wine paring to mature your childhood favorite flavors. 

The music and merriment is free, come join us in an open house style season celebration. 

The wine and holiday cookie paring is $20 per person if you reserve ahead, or $25 at the door. 




Annual Hallowine Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Demonstration 

Saturday, October 27th 12-5pm 2018

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. 

                                

Janzen Wine Tasting & Muli-Course Meal 

Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 7-9pm 2018

Join us for a private, intimate dining event with Napa wine legend, Kyle Jazen of Bacio Divinio Cellars and Janzen Family Wines.

Plus a multi-course meal provided by our neighborhood foodies, Borrowed Time!

The presentation and meal starts at 7pm, sports are limited! 

Reservation and prepayment required, $80 dollars per person. 

Please call at (269) 857-2230

Second-Saturday Gallery Strolls 

Spaces Between 

Saturday, October 6th, 2018: 4pm - 6pm 2018

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. 






A Naturalist's Guide to the Universe

Saturday, August 11th, 2018: 4pm-7pm 2018

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 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 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 famers 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). 


The Whimsy of Regionalism and Reason

Saturday, July 14th, 2018: 4pm - 7pm 2018

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. 




A Bed of Roses, Rosé and a Bear

Saturday, June 9th, 2018: 3 pm - 6 pm 2018

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. 




ART SPEAKS! 

A pop-up art show and poetry reading at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts 

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | 7 PM | 2018

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.



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